Friday, June 29, 2012
Mysterious fatality Wednesday was second for Ladson couple, investigators said.
Investigators said Friday that more charges were possible for two parents arrested in connection with the death of their two-month-old, Kayden Melvin. New charges could be related to the death of another child in 2010, authorities said. Angel Ann Richardson and Todd Stephen Melvin have been charged with unlawful conduct to a child. According to affidavits filed with the court, Kayden suffered from cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead Wednesday morning. Investigators cited "deplorable" living conditions in the home, including canine feces and unknown fluids in the common area. "Flying insects were also swarming the areas of fecal matter," states the affidavit. "Several cockroaches were observed in the victim's bassinet." Multiple bug …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Sheriff's Office says man was defending himself and his car.
Determing that the incident was self-defense, the Charleston County Sheriff's Office will not file charges against the driver who shot a man trying to get into his car last week. Justin Rivers, 31, of Charleston, was stopped at the intersection of Ladson Road and U.S. 78 at 4:15 a.m. March 13. Police report that 31-year-old Artremain Grant of Adam's Run tried to open the rear passenger side door and began banging on the window. Fearing a carjacking, Rivers reportedly pulled his gun from his glove compartment and fired two rounds. Fearing an attack, Rivers drove away from the scene and stopped up U.S. 78 when he had cell reception. Grant died at the scene. In a statement released Tuesday, the Sheriff's Office argues that Rivers had a right …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Driver of truck charged with driving under the influence.
A Moncks Corner man, who allegedly drove his truck into a Ladson home Thursday morning, has been charged with driving under the influence and driving an uninsured vehicle, according to S.C. Highway Patrol. Kirt Southerland was driving northbound on Columbia Drive in Ladson when he veered off and into 201 Columbia Dr. at 3:45 a.m., according to the SCHP. There were three occupants inside, but no one suffered injuries. Southerland is now housed at Berkeley County Detention Center. Bond has not been set on either charge.