Wrecker Crash: Plus Two police chases leave two Aiken County men jailed – one chase ended early Sunday after lasting more than an hour and a half and speeding through streets of Perry, Salley and Wagener, SC

S.E. Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin – 1-7-17 8:55 a.m. ET

Wrecker wreck: Driver’s lead police on two chases – including high speed chase through several cities – and an earlier chase in North Augusta

By Greg Peterson
S.E. Social Justice Breaking News
Owner, News Director

(Aiken County, SC) – A high speed police chase that began late Saturday night did not end until covering nearly 100 miles and lasting about an hour and a half.

Wagener chase

Meanwhile a wrecker wrecked this morning.
The predawn wrecker crash and rollover occurred in Aiken, SC about 4 a.m. today, Sun. Jan. 7, 2017.
An officer told the dispatcher: “we’re gonna need a big wrecker” to pull the crashed wrecker up from a “steep embankment” in Aiken, SC. The wrecker driver received minor injuries.

The chase repeatedly wound through the towns of Perry, Salley and Wagener, SC involving a hometown boy.
The chase happened at the same time firefighters and police were busy at a restaurant fire north east of Aiken.
Eric Pardue chase - mug 1 201825-year-old Eric Pardue of Wagener, SC is jailed without bond this morning facing numerous charges.

Pardue has a criminal history that includes third degree assault and battery.

Initial charges include drunk driving, driving with an open alcohol container, and driving on a suspended license first offense.

Additional traffic charges are sure to be filed.


The driver led Aiken County Sheriff’s department officers on more than a dozens roads – so many the list looks like a road atlas.

Just a few of the roads/highways the chase included (some repeatedly) are Wagener Road, Rainbow Drive, (Wagener) Airport Road, Railroad Avenue, Festival Trail Road, Rogers Cemetery Road, Highway 389 (aka John Nunn Highway), Wimbledon Road, Clinton Church Road, Nantuckett Road, Kirkland Blizzard Road, Ernest Johnson Road, Poinsettia Road, Hollow Creek Road, Honeysuckle Road, Thornridge Road, Jeffcoat Road, South Dixie Highway and numerous more.

The speeds ranged from about 40 miles per hour to over 90 miles per hour. Several local residents tried to intercede in the chase by blocking the speeding car – but the driver kept making turns – like going in squares to circle the towns from all directions.
“He keeps starting and stopping – and swerving in and out of lanes,” the deputy said.
Traffic conditions were light at the time – despite a Jeep and another vehicle trying to help police – even if it was misguided assistance.
“We’ve got somebody’s civilian car trying to block him,” the deputy said adding it was a gray Jeep Liberty.
Then it happened again:
“Aiken, we’ve got somebody else trying to block him,” the deputy leading the chase reported to 911 Dispatch.
The chase wandered a few times into the counties of Orangeburg and Lexington, SC.
Law enforcement officers tried several times to lay stop sticks in front of the vehicle however, the driver was wary of the maneuver and repeatedly changed roads and directions including off-road through one person’s property.
The driver was apparently spooked by the many residents watching the chase – some of whom he feared were cops with spike strips.
Private vehicles “have him spooked,” the deputy said as the suspect made another turn.
The driver finally stopped and a felony arrest was made by deputies.

Meanwhile late Saturday morning, another driver lead North Augusta Police on a chase through the streets of the city – on and off W. Martintown Road. That chase latest about 20 minutes and reached speeds of about 60 miles per hour.
North Augusta Department of Public Safety officers arrested a man – but his identity has not been confirmed.

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Convenience store employee robbed while making Saturday deposit at North Augusta, SC bank

URGENT – Exclusive – South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin – 12-23-17 – 12:12 p.m. –

North Augusta holdup: Convenience store employee robbed making Saturday bank deposit

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By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
Co-Owner, News Director

(North Augusta, SC) – Two state manhunt is underway for Saturday morning North Augusta, SC robbery suspect.
The Aiken County Sheriff’s Department blood hounds have been called to search for an armed robbery suspect in North Augusta. SC.
The robbery was reported about 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017.
The suspect left on foot dropping some of the stolen cash on the ground – that’s why the Aiken County dogs were called.
The case is being investigated by the North Augusta Department of Public Safety. An employee of North Augusta gas station/convenience store was making a bank deposit.

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The employee robbed of the overnight cash was about to make a deposit at Security Federal Bank at 315 E. Martintown Road in North Augusta.

A description of the suspect was not immediately available. Fortunately there were no injures to the employee of Greg’s Gas Plus located not far away at 6043 Jefferson Davis Highway in North Augusta.

In recent weeks, North Augusta has seen several business and bank robberies.

Arrests in Aiken County over past few days has included a woman charged in big heist, S.C. Highway Patrol busts “chop shop” operation, several arrested on drug trafficking charges, man gets scuffed up fighting with North Augusta police, and Augusta, GA man allegedly had child in the car while fleeing police while drunk

South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin – 12-19-17 – 11:22 a.m. ET

Fleeing cops while drunk with kid in car, fighting with police, a $10,000 plus heist in North Augusta, drugs and more drugs, elderly man jailed in domestic violence case, and huge “chop shop” busted by the South Carolina Highway Patrol

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By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
Co-Owner, News Director

Major $10,000 plus grand larceny charge filed against North Augusta woman – but who got ripped off

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A North Augusta woman has been arrested and jailed for an alleged big heist.
30-year-old Jennifer Owens was arrested by North Augusta Department of Public Safety at 3 a.m. this morning, Tues., Dec. 19, 2017
Owens is charged with grand larceny value $10,000 or more

Aiken County teen held on 8 major drugs charges involving the distribution of methamphetamine including several enhanced charges for allegedly dealing near a school

Denzell Jackson mug 1
17-year old Denzell Jackson of New Ellenton, SC was arrested about 11 a.m. Sunday morning, Dec. 17, 2017
Drugs/trafficking in methamphetamine or cocaine base -100 grams or more
Drugs/trafficking methamphetamine > 100 grams w/in 1/2 mile of school
Drugs/ possession with intent to distribute (PWID) schedule II controlled substance
Drugs/ PWID schedule IV controlled substance
Drugs/PWID schedule IV controlled substance w/in mile of school
Drugs/ PWID schedule IV controlled substance
Drugs/ PWID schedule IV controlled substance w/in 1/2 mile of a school
Drugs/ PWID schedule II controlled substance w/in 1/2 mile of a school

South Carolina Highway Patrol busts major “chop shop” operation out of towing business

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41-year-old David Quarles of Windsor, SC was arrested about 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017
Improper towing
Driving under suspension 3rd
Chop shop, unlawfully own, operate, conduct, or to transport
Chop shop, unlawfully own, operate, conduct, or to transport
A breach of trust with fraudulent intent value $2000 or less

Trafficking and Traffic charges

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24 -year-old Markale Simpkins of Aiken, SC was arrested Saturday night on numerous traffic charges and meth/cocaine trafficking charges
Giving false info to public safety officer
Driving under suspension 2nd
Failure to yield
Drugs/trafficking in meth, or cocaine base-10 grams or more
Plus a hold for Columbia County Sheriff’s Department in Appling, GA.

Augusta, GA man busted for drunk driving and fleeing from police allegedly with his child in the vehicle

Jack Maddox mug 1

30-year-old Jack Maddox of Augusta, GA was arrested Sunday night and booked into the Aiken County Detention Center
Failure to stop for blue lights
Child/child endangerment, commit certain vehicular offenses
Driving under influence alcohol/substance 2nd
Failure to pay

Elderly man charged in domestic attack

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64-year-old Willie Scurry, Jr. of Pelion, SC was arrested Monday evening around 5:20 p.m.
3rd degree domestic violence


Beech Island man busted for allegedly dealing pot including allegedly selling marijuana near a school

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21-year-old Dominique Beal of Beech Island, SC was arrested about 9 p.m. Monday by the North Augusta Department of Public Safety.
Hold for North Augusta Department of Public Safety
Possession with intent to distribute (PWID) marijuana within proximity to school or park
PWID marijuana

It’s not nice to fight the cops – and Quarrentin Schoultz mug 1get hurt


26-year-old Quarrentin Schoultz of Jackson, SC was busted about 7 p.m. Monday for allegedly fighting with police while drunk
Hold for South Carolina Parole and Probation Services
Open container, beer/wine
Resisting arrest

North Augusta McDonald’s restaurant armed robbery this morning is second pre-dawn stickup in two days of an all night business – manhunt underway

South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin – 12-16-17 6:55 a.m. ET

Saturday Seconds: Second predawn stickup at North Augusta all-night business

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By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
Co-owner, News Director

For the second night in a row, North Augusta Police are investigating the pre-dawn armed robbery of an all-night business.
The suspect fled on foot across the parking lot after a stickup at the McDonald’s at 1831 Georgia Ave. in North Augusta.

North Augusta armed robbery McDonalds

The second armed robbery was reported at about 6:15 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 at the popular fast food restaurant.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 6 foot, 2 inches tall, wearing a camouflage jacket, and a half-face neoprene mask.

The suspect this morning was also wearing leather hand gloves and was armed with a handgun.

The masked bandit was last seen running toward the SCE&G offices.

Meanwhile, a North Augusta gas station/convenience store was robbed yesterday morning before sunrise.

North Augusta Robbery 1At about 4:30 a.m. on Fri, Dec. 15, 2017, two suspects with handguns held up the Shell Gas station/Circle K at 10308 Atomic Rd, in North Augusta.

Police used blood hounds to try and find the two suspects armed suspects described as two black males with masks
Witnesses say they fled on foot.

The clerk did not know the direction of travel because they made her lay on the floor

“She is panicking,” one officer reported about the very scared clerk.

Witnesses said they fled on foot, not vehicle – and ran through the parking lot of the BBQ Barn.

North Augusta Police used bloodhound search dogs in the area of Atomic Road and Old Edgefield Road, and a nearby wooded area.


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Blood hounds deployed in early morning stick up at North Augusta, SC gas station convenience store

South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin – 12-15-17 5 a.m. ET

Early morning stickup has police out with bloodhounds; and terrified the clerk of a North Augusta, SC  gas station convenience store

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By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
Co-owner, News Director

The North Augusta, SC holdup happened about 4:30 a.m. on Fri, Dec.15, 2017.

The robbery happened at the Shell Gas station/Circle K at 10308 Atomic Rd, in North Augusta, SC.
Two suspects armed suspects
Two armed black males with masks
Not clear if they fled in a car, but witnesses say they fled on foot.
The clerk did not know the direction of travel because they made her lay on the floor
‘She is panicking”
Witnesses said they fled on foot, not vehicle – and ran through the parking lot of the BBQ Barn
North Augusta Police are using blood hound search dogs in the area of Atomic Road and Old Edgefield Road, and a nearby wooded area.

Federal Counterfeiting Indictment in Augusta, GA: Thousands in alleged fake money could duplicate into a 20-year federal sentence for an accused Augusta counterfeiter who impacted the lives of numerous CSRA shop owners and small businesses

South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin – 12-8-17 1:46 p.m.

The feds reach out an nab an alleged counterfeiter cops say has been terrorizing shop owners in Richmond and Columbia counties

Fake $ Probe triggered by last year’s arrest of Terrance DeMarkus DeVoe when law enforcement in both counties raised the flag

By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
Co-owner, News Director

(Augusta, GA) – An Augusta area man – who has a long arrest records including for allegedly passing fake money – has been indicted by a grand jury in Augusta, GA on two federal counterfeiting charges involving the alleged making and distributing of thousands of dollars in phony cash across Richmond and County counties.

TERRANCE DEMARKUS DEVOE mug 126-year-old Terrance DeMarkus DeVoe – who has been arrested in Aiken, Richmond and Columbia counties over the past 5 years – is named in the felony indictment handed down Wed., Dec. 6, 2017 by a federal grand jury sitting in Augusta, Georgia.

The indictment was just made public on the federal court doc site – often indictments are not announced until a suspect is in custody.  The notes in the indictment include $50, $20, $10, $5 bills. Scroll down to read the indictment we posted.

Devoe is charged with passing counterfeit reserve notes and manufacturing counterfeit reserve notes. If convicted, Devoe faces up to 20 years on each count in a federal prison, and the feds do not have parole.
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The Richmond County charges are believed to connected to the alleged use of fake $5, $10 and $20 bills totaling $200 in Sept. 2016 to purchase of an Xbox from a man in who was selling the game system on Craig’s List. The victim met with Devoe and an unidentified woman at the Walmart parking lot on Bobby Jones Expressway in an exchange that went quickly due to rain.

The victim was shocked and mortified when he tried to spend that fake cash at the Christmas Tree Shops and the cashier passed along the bad news.

He is also charged with making and distributing bogus bills in Columbia County.

The federal prosecutors in the case are:

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia Bobby L. Christine
Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian T. Rafferty, criminal division chief
Assistant U.S. Attorney Patricia Green Rhodes, lead counsel and deputy chief at criminal division
Assistant U.S. Attorney R. Brian Tanner, chief appellate division

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A quick glance at Devoe’s record includes numerous arrests in past five years:

Police agencies in Aiken County, SC:

2014: first degree assault and battery first degree, third offense driving under suspension, failing to stop for law enforcement, defective break light and windshield, defective brake lights.

2012: Driving with suspended license, open beer, first offense shoplifting

Richmond County:

2012: Richmond County Grand Jury indictments: Felony second-degree burglary and attempted fleeing and eluding police plus numerous misdemeanor traffic-related charges including no insurance, hit and run, and reckless driving

WRDW TV-12 story on Xbox counterfeit case


Vehicle crashes into house – injuries reported North Augusta, SC

S.E. Social Justice Breaking News –Bulletin – Traffic Advisory

11-28-17 4:55 p.m. ET

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North Augusta police respond to accident with injuries – vehicle vs. house

Location is Todd Avenue in North Augusta, SC

Injuries reported

Emergency officials on scene.

Bank robbery reported in North Augusta, SC

S.E. Social Justice Breaking News 12:55 p.m. – 11-27-17

North Augusta, SC Bank Robbery reported

By Greg Peterson
S.E. Social Justice Breaking News

Police in South Carolina and Georgia are searching for a suspect following a bank robbery in North Augusta, SC
The robbery is reported at South State Bank at 336 Georgia Ave. in North Augusta.
The suspect had a weapon in his pocket and gloves.
“I am going to stand here with all this money” said one officer after the suspect dropped cash.
The robbery suspect is a black male, in his late 40s, with black hooded jacket.
The location of the robbery is
A dye pack reportedly went off – and suspect was sprayed with purple.

He robbed the bank using a note.

Two Killed, One Critically Hurt: Old Sudlow Lake Road closed after deadly wreck this morning in North Augusta, SC

S.E. Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin – 6:20 a.m. ET 11-22-17

Two people were killed and a third critically injured during deadly north Augusta, SC traffic wreck this morning

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By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
News Director/Co-Owner

(North Augusta, SC) – A deadly pre-dawn traffic accident inside North Augusta, SC has closed Old Sudlow Lake Road as two people died and a third was trapped and badly hurt.

Two people were killed instantly and a third was critically injured.

Officials on the scene were desperately calling for a wrecker to help extricate the seriously injured.
The single-vehicle accident was said to be “in the winding curves near the bridge” and the subdivision on Old Sudlow Lake Road near Richland Road in North Augusta.
Old Sudlow Lake Road will be closed for hours. The wreck was reported about 6 a.m. ET on Wed., Nov. 22, 2017.

“We definitely need a boom” on the wrecker the free the victims, said one officer about the overturned vehicle with people trapped inside while desperately asking for the wrecker to help with the extracation.

However those efforts were delayed due to an innocent miscommunication

The single vehicle accident flipped the car – and three people were said to be trapped. Emergency officials reported from the scene that there was likely one – and maybe more deaths.

The North Augusta Department of Public Safety police and firefighters plus the Aiken County Sheriff’s department were on scene along other emergency officials.

Ski-masked pistol-waving armed robbers strike overnight in Aiken County and North Augusta, SC

Urgent – Parking Lot Bandits: Stickup Crime Spree – 1-22-17 6 A.M. ET – Urgent

Parking Lot Bandits go on Stickup Crime Spree: Public Safety Advisory for Aiken County, SC including North Augusta

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By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
News Director/Co-Owner

(Aiken County, SC) – A pair of ski-masked and pistol-waving bandits are being sought by police in two states after overnight armed robberies in Aiken County, SC.

The holdups started shortly after 1 a.m. ET today, Wed., Nov. 22, 2017 when a holdup was reported in the parking lot of the Walmart Supercenter at 1201 Knox Ave. in North Augusta, SC.

That was followed 40 minutes later with a robbery report from Circle K #2751 at 1925 Edgefield Hwy off Interstate-20 near Aiken, SC.
The description was similar in both of the holdups. The suspects are apparently targeting customers in parking lots.
Police are seeking two black males armed with pistols in a small dark vehicle who were wearing ski-masks.

The suspects are wearing baggy clothing including a dark blue or black hoodie.
Police say the suspects may have been wearing black neoprene gloves.

Police broadcast the name of one potential suspect but were not yet sure of his involvement. S.E. Social Justice Breaking News is withholding the name while police conduct their probe.

While the look of the gloves vary here is one example of the black neoprene gloves:

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