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
906-273-2433

(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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At least one killed, three seriously injured, trapped in Wednesday afternoon Aiken County, SC car accident

South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin – 12-20-17 – 4:15 p.m. ET

Fatal crash leaves one dead and three others trapped in Montmorenci, SC

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By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
Co-Owner, News Director
906-273-243

(Montmorenci, SC) – At least one person has been killed and three others trapped and seriously injured in a fatal crash in Aiken County, SC.

The single vehicle rollover accident is reported at the intersection of Shaws Fork Road and New Holland Road in Montmorenci, SC.

A fire truck had to be used to “stabilize” the wreck car – as the Jaws of Life is being used to try to free the trapped victims.

The wreck was reported about 3:45 p.m. today Wed., Dec. 20, 2017.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol, the Aiken County Sheriff’s Department and the Montmorenci Volunteer Fire Department, New Ellenton Rescue Squad and other agencies are on the scene.

Meanwhile about 30 minutes before the accident – numerous fire departments in Edgefield County, SC were called to battle an engulfed house fire.

The blaze was reported at 669 Ridge Road in Johnston, SC.

No injuries reported. The home was destroyed.

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
906-273-2433

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
Charges:
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
Charges:
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
Offenses:
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
Charges:
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

Willie Scurry mug 1

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

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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.
Charges:
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
Charges:
Hold for South Carolina Parole and Probation Services
Open container, beer/wine
Resisting arrest

URGENT Child found this morning after Abduction Stabbing: Violent child abductors may pass through the Aiken/Augusta area: Stabbing occurred during the child kidnapping in Pickens County, SC

Update 12-6-17 5:10 a.m. ET:

The child was located this morning and is now safe.

The suspects remain at large

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One stabbed, three-year-old kidnapped in Liberty, SC

Child Kidnap suspect Stephanie Hopkins

Child Kidnap suspect Stephanie Hopkins

Suspects, victim may pass through Aiken/Augusta area – really the entire CSRA

By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
Co-owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(Liberty, SC) – A multi-state search is underway tonight for a pair of alleged child kidnappers armed with a gun and knife in an incident that left one person stabbed in Pickens County, SC.

Aiken County 911 put out the BOLO because the suspect are believed to be headed to Georgia and could pass through the CSRA. The suspects are believed headed to Georgia.

Suspects are armed with a gun and a knife. One person was stabbed during the abduction, and male suspect allegedly fired gun.

The suspects are believed driving:

2001 White Ford Focus

South Carolina Tags: 9277 KP

The child abduction suspects are both from Liberty, SC:

53-year-old Keith G. Trotter

38-year-old Stephanie Lynn Hopkins

We are withholding the name of the little three-year-old child.

Child Kidnap suspect Stephanie Hopkins

Child Kidnap suspect Stephanie Hopkins

The suspects allegedly kidnapped a three-year-old child in Liberty, SC.

Officials say the suspects fired a gun during the abduction and one person was stabbed.

Car flips onto railroad tracks plus Two serious wrecks reported this morning on I-20 in Aiken County

South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin and Traffic Advisory – URGENT 6:23 p.m. p.m. ET   12-5-17

Stopping all trains – Aiken County accidents has car upside down on the tracks

Avoid the area of Jefferson Davis Highway at Sudlow lake Road.

One vehicle is upside down on the railroad tracks and a man is pinned.
Paramedics and firefighters are trying desperately to free the man who is in and out of consciousness.

Alert was put out to the railroad to stop any potential train.

The Langley Volunteer Fire Department is on the scene.

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Two serious crashes with ejection and entrapment this morning on I-20 in Aiken County, SC

By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(Aiken County, SC) – Officials are on the scene of two very serious accidents nto far from each other that have traffic backed up on Interstate 20 in Aiken County, SC

The accidents are in both the east and westbound lanes about a mile or less from each other.

The second accident was reported about 3:20 a.m. ET on Tues., Dec. 5, 2017 in the eastbound lanes of I-20 near Mile Marker 14 in Aiken County.

The second crash involves a rollover and ejection.

The second crash happened about 20 to 25 minutes after the first as emergency officials were trying to free a victim who was trapped in a rollover.

The first wreck is in the westbound lanes.

Its not clear how many victims and how many vehicles are involved.

The S.C. Highway Patrol, the Aiken County Sheriff’s Department and numerous EMS and firefighters are on the scenes.

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
906-273-2433

(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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Early Sunday Double Murder in Aiken, SC – Police searching for suspects – shots heard before bodies found

Two bodies – shot in head – found in car north of Aiken

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By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
News Director/Co-Owner
906-273-2433

(Aiken, SC) – Authorities are on the scene of what is believed to be a double murder in the city of Aiken, SC.

About 12:15 a.m., a woman called 911 – and reported she was out walking and spotted a car with two men inside that appeared to be shot in the head.

The scene is said to be near the intersection of Bradbey Lane and Ravenel Street. The caller said she saw blood on the windows of the vehicle.

S.E. Social Justice Breaking News is withholding names of those involved until it is OK with law enforcement. The car may be registered to a know offender.

The Aiken County Coroner’s Office has been called to the scene. Search dogs have been called.

Homicide investigators have been called to the scene. In addition to others, Aiken Department of Public Safety officers are being assisted by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Department.

Not long before and after the bodies were discovered, at least two people called to report shots in the area.

Early Morning 100 MPH High Speed Chase Ends in Trenton, SC: Suspect fled on foot – wanted on traffic charges and questioning for drugs and an Aiken County shooting – Chase from North Augusta through Edgefield County earlier today

Wild High Speed Chase from Aiken County through Edgefield County back roads

2017 SC High Speed Chase 2

S.E. Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin
Happening now: High speed chase ends in Edgefield County
12:50 a.m. ET 11-10-17

By Greg Peterson
906-273-2433
U.P. Breaking News
News Director/Co-Owner

(Trenton, SC) – A high speed chase from North Augusta through Edgefield Field County at speeds reaching 100 mph ended early this morning with a wrecked car and a suspect on the run.

The chased raced down U.S. Highway 25 from North Augusta to Trenton, SC.

The damaged vehicle belongs to a North Augusta man.
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The numerous chasing officers chased the car on Highway 25 for about 25 minutes- until they lost site of the vehicle.
The suspect is still at large.

He is said to be wanted for questioning in a recent shooting in New Ellenton, SC and possibly drug charges – in addition to charges connected to the wild chase.
Fortunately traffic was light as the chase began just before midnight and ended about 12:20 a.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 10, 201 in Edgefield County when authorities lost site of the vehicle.

The vehicle was stopped at 225 Tweetie Rd. near Trenton, SC – and the suspect fled on foot.
“He took bush bond,” said an Edgefield County Sherrif’s deputy who spotted the car after it eluded police.
Edgefield County had requested that the high speed part of the pursuit stop.
The suspect is wanted on numerous traffic charges. Anyone with information on the man should call 911.

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Aiken-Augusta Area Traffic Advisory

S.E. Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin and Traffic Advisory – 12-5-17 2:45 a.m. ET

(Aiken County, SC) – Numerous law enforcement and emergency personnel are responding to a serious accident on Interstate 20 in Aiken County, SC.

Entrapment and a rollover have been reported in this serious accident.

Its not clear how many vehicles are involved.

The crash was reported at 2:30 a.m. ET today, Dec. 5, 2014.

The wreck is reported in and along the westbound lanes at about the 11 milemarker.

Among those responding are firefighters, the S.C. Highway Patrol, the Aiken County Sheriff’s department and others.

 

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Severe accident reported in Aiken County, SC. 12-3-17 8:27 a.m.

Rollover, into pole, entrapment

The accident is reported on Festival Trail near Poole Rd/Railroad Ave. in Wagner, SC.

There is entrapment. The vehicle rolled and hit a power pole.

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Department, S.C. Highway Patrol, Wagner Volunteer Fire Department and the Salley Volunteer Fire Department have been called to the scene due to a power pole was struck and lines are on the ground.

Those SCE&G power lines are sparking and have caught the grass on fire.

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This is the page for South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News traffic advisories:

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S.E. Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin and traffic advisory – 11-22-17 6:10 a.m. ET

Serious accident reported in Aiken County, SC – entrapment and injuries

Rollover accident with entrapment and injuries

Old Sudlow Lake Road near Richland Rd.

Numerous emergency officials are responding

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11-17-18 2:15 a.m. ET

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Firefighters are battling a fire in Aiken – traffic will be tied up in that area as hoses are laid.

Fire Reported at 2907 Catawba Street for a fully engulfed shed fire located behind the home.

Located behind The Jewelers Loupe at 1304 Richland Ave. West in Aiken, SC 29801

Officials will investigate the cause.

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South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News Traffic Advisory:

11-13-17 3:30 a.m. ET

Two bad accidents on same block of  Old Waynesboro Rd. in south Augusta, GA.

Avoid the area for at least an hour or two.

One wreck is located at 4500 Old Waynesboro Rd.

The other at 4532 Old Waynesboro Rd.near the Hephzibah-McBean Rd.

Fire, paramedics and law enforcement are on scene of both.

URGENT – BAD ACCIDENT IN EAST AUGUSTA AT STATE LINE

South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News traffic advisory

11-12-17 8:56 p.m.

South Carolina and Georgia law enforcement are rushing to the Sand Bar Ferry Road bridge between the two states. One of the injuries is a child.

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Reports of a flipped pickup truck – and possible entrapment.
Expecting long delays on that bridge for a while.
Its not clear whose side of the line the wreck is on.

First reports are the child has back pain.

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11-12-17 11:50 a.m.

A car has run into a home in Aiken County, SC. No word on injuries.

Emergency officials are heading to Clearwater, SC for a car that has hit a house near the intersection of Townsend and Clearwater streets.

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South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News traffic advisory

11-10-17 12:05

A major and possibly deadly high speed chase is underway in the Aiken and Edgefield county areas (Mountain Zion last cross seat – Edgefield wants chase stopped).
A car is being chased at over 100 MPH on U.S. Highway 25 northbound – has been going on for about ten minutes.

Suspect wanted on traffic and drug charges.

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South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News traffic advisory – plus stabbing and Mustang theft lookout:

11-9-17 11:06 p.m. ET

Bad accident on Walton Way in Augusta.

Emergency officials are at the scene of the crash on Walton Way at St Sebastian Way

Also – officials investigating a stabbing after man shows up at ER with two stab wounds.

Plus stolen car lookout:

Richmond County Officials in Augusta 1996 Ford Mustang GA Tag RIN 3300

Tinted windows except passengers side. Key was left in car

South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News traffic advisory:

11-8-17 7 p.m. ET

Serious two-vehicle accident reported in Aiken County, SC on I-20.

For details click on this link

https://southeasternsocialjusticebreakingnews.wordpress.com/2017/11/08/aiken-augusta-area-traffic-advisory

Emergency officials are on the scene of an accident on Interstate 20 in Aiken County, SC.

The wreck is reported approx at the 23 miler marker westbound

Among those assisting on the scene are the South Carolina Highway Patrol, EMDS and the Aiken County Sheriff’s Department

One of the vehicles reportedly has run into the woods.

Entrapment was reported