DUI arrest leads to shooting death
S.C. officials say a Highway Patrol trooper is on administrative duty while investigators examine why he shot and killed a suspect described as turning violent during a DUI arrest.
The state Department of Public Safety said Sunday that Trooper B.O. Stokes fatally shot a motorist during a Sumter County traffic stop Saturday evening.
Sumter County Coroner Harvin Bullock says motorist Devin Taylor of Dalzell was shot in the chest and abdomen.
Investigators say Stokes tried to arrest the 25-year-old driver after a sobriety test, but he started struggling with the officer.
The state public safety agency says Stokes tried and failed to stop the attack by using his Taser electric shock weapon, then shot the driver to protect his life.
The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the shooting.
Waffle House shootout leaves 1 dead
One man is dead and another clinging to life after an early morning argument escalated to a gun battle at a restaurant.
A gunman outside a West Ashley Waffle House restaurant traded shots with people inside the building around 4 a.m. Sunday.
Charleston County Sheriff’s Maj. Jim Brady says deputies found two men lying in the parking lot, one dead and the other suffering life-threatening injuries.
The injured people were taken to Medical University Hospital by Charleston County EMS. The identities of the victims have not yet been released. The Charleston County Coroner’s Office was also investigating.
A third person suffered minor injuries from a fall inside the restaurant.
Council to consider deer feeding ban
Deer-feeding days in Chapel Hill could be numbered.
The Town Council will consider a ban on deer feeding at its next meeting in September, according to an e-mail from Town Manager Roger Stancil.
The council will discuss a ban following a similar measure approved in Carrboro in November. Carrboro residents caught feeding deer can now be fined $25.
It would be a misdemeanor offense if a resident violates a potential ban in Chapel Hill, Stancil wrote. But it could be tricky to enforce.
“Because we do not have information on the extent of deer feeding within the town it is unclear how effective such a ban on feeding would be,” Stancil wrote.
Carrboro’s ban followed concerns about the town’s growing deer population and the effect on landscaping, gardens and public safety. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission estimates Orange County has 30 to 44 deer per square mile.
Police chief hits suspects with car
A pair of crime suspects are recovering in a N.C. hospital after being hit by a patrol car driven by a police chief rushing to the scene.
Police in the Forsyth County town of Kernersville say the men suffered injuries that don’t appear life threatening from being hit by the car driven by Police Chief Kenneth Gamble. Police say 29-year-old Brian Pegram and 33-year-old Anthony Sides, both of Kernersville, were already in custody at the side of the road when they were struck by Gamble’s late-arriving cruiser.
Sheriff seeks help identifying body
The sheriff heading the investigation into a body found on North Carolina’s Outer Banks says detectives need help from medical examiners to determine if the corpse is that of a missing Ohio woman.
Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie said Sunday an autopsy could be done as early as Monday, a step he says is needed to identify the body found about 20 to 30 miles from where 33-year-old Lynn Jackenheimer, of Ashland, Ohio, disappeared.
Sheriff’s investigators were unable to tell if the body is a woman or a man.
Jackenheimer was reported missing when she didn’t come home from a vacation on the Outer Banks with her two children and her on-and-off boyfriend, Nate Summerfield.
Police say Summerfield dropped the children off in Ashland and drove away.
From wire reports