A Duncan man is behind bars at The Spartanburg County Detention Center after police say he robbed two Dollar General Stores, a Kangaroo gas station, and attempted to rob a Citgo gas station. Robert Craig Allen, 53, of 5 Princess Drive, has been charged with two counts of armed robbery and two counts of attempted armed robbery.
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Six-year-old Ben Leslie was diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects soft tissues in the body. Leslie is from Saluda, N.C., but he has family ties in Duncan.
Numerous warrants have been issued on a Greer man who allegedly evaded police last week, according to incident reports obtained from the Greer Police Department. Warrants have been issued on Cleotis Anthony Mitchner, 25, of 801 S. Main St.
Jessica Nicole Mathis Ramirez-Dela Rosa, 25, of Greer died Saturday night after being thrown from a vehicle involved in a crash on I-26.
A woman was arrested last week after authorities say she struck her 13-year-old daughter in the back and head with both her hands and a hair straightening iron. Police say the two got into an argument about a cell phone. Gladis Trujillo has been charged with unlawful neglect of a child.
Due to the increasing number of people wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Greenville County Sheriff, Steve Loftis announced last week that Greenville County citizens are being invited to become Honorary Members of the South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association.
The Spartanburg Country Sheriff’s Office is in the process of implementing a new special operations group at its detention center that will increase the safety of both its inmates and correctional officers.
This year the Greer Fire Department celebrates 100 years of serving the Greer community.
On Nov. 1, 1914, the Greer Fire Company, Greer’s first fire station, was established on Randall Street, with Mack Fowler being named the first fire chief.
From Fox Carolina
The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged a former Shannon Forest Christian School teacher/baseball coach, who investigators say masturbated in front of and inappropriately touched a 12-year-old victim.