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

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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

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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

Listen to emotional audio as firefighter report’s neighbor’s home engulfed: Barnwell, SC fireman reports his neighbor’s home was burning this morning – only 5 days after an Allendale, SC fireman reported his mom’s home was ablaze

South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin – 12-7-17 3:30 p.m.

When it affects our heroes

Second CSRA firefighter, in only five days, sadly learns what its like when a fire hits too close to home

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Fully engulfed mobile home fire next to firefighter’s home: “It’s gonna be next door to me”

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

(Barnwell, SC) – Two CSRA firefighters know what its like for a structure fire two shock their personal lives.
“10-70 structure – It’s gonna be next door to me,” said the understandably emotional Barnwell, SC fireman early today. 10-70 means a fire reported.

Early this morning , Thurs. Dec. 7, 2017, a Barnwell, SC fireman radioed his dispatcher that a neighbor’s mobile home was ablaze.

Most firefighter’s know that even a swift response seems like hours when you are watching a home burn.
Another fire official arriving on the scene told his buddies it was serious.

“I have a fully involved single-wide mobile home,” the another firefighter said as he pulled up to the scene in a fire truck. “All units step it up.”

The blaze was about 100 yards – or literally a field away – from his home at 2727 Red. Oak Road in Barnwell, SC.

Only five days earlier a fireman in Allendale, SC reported his mother’s home was engulfed. Scroll down to read that story.

However, the fire was already too big to save the home.
The mobile home at 2705 Red Oak Road in Barnwell was destroyed.
Among those assisting on the scene was the Barnwell County Sheriff’s Department.

No injuries were reported. The cause has not been released.

Its also appears there were two farm combine fires reported this past week in Barnwell County.


Previous story two days ago:

Exclusive listen to the emotional firefighter – whose mother is luckily just fine despite her home completely burning

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

(Allendale, SC) – A terrible shock to a member of the Allendale Rescue Squad when he realized the fully-engulfed home firefighters were responding to – is his mothers.

Fire at 127 Gibson Street in Allendale, SC

The home at 127 Gibson Street in Allendale, SC was one of four residences that were destroyed in less than 20 hours in Aiken and Allendale counties.

The blaze was reported about 5:20 a.m. ET on Sat., Dec. 2, 2017 in the city of Allendale, SC.

“Its gonna be my mother’s residence,” said one rescue official on the scene as he witnessed flames wrapped around the brick frame home and fire shooting out the windows.