Friday, April 26, 2013
Jerald McCabe faces life in prison.
A man awaiting trial in a deadly apartment fire has entered a guilty plea. The 2012 Pine Harbour fire claimed three lives: Joseph Raeth, 69; Samuel Garbe, 4; and Morgan Abernathy, 19. The fire was sparked from a methamphetamine laboratory. Jerald McCabe, charged in the incident along with Shonni Abernathy, has agreed to plea guilty, Live 5 News reported. In the agreement, McCabe could face life in prison and a fee up to $8 million. McCabe is expected to enter the plea on Monday in federal court. McCabe was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and manufacturing in front a children. Click here to read more.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Ride includes small carnival for victims.
Local motorcyclists will be raising money for the victims in the Pine Harbour Apartment that took three lives and left dozens homeless. Four people are facing charges related to meth manufacturing in an apartment in the building. The event begins at 1 p.m., with motorcycles riding from Cycle Gear on Dorchester Road to the Food Lion Plaza at Red Bank Road and Harbour Lake Drive, according to an ABC News 4 report. There's a $10 registration free, with proceeds going to victims. Goose Creek news and events in your inbox! Sign up for our daily newsletter! Theresa Karcher of Carolina Leather told News 4 that there will also be a small carnival for fire victims. "We have jump castles, popcorn, cotton candy machines, snow cone machines, music, …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
May 31 tragedy leaves its mark on Goose Creek community.
On May 31, a violent fire tore through the Pine Harbour Apartments, killing three, including a four-year-old boy. Dozens of residents, including several families, were displaced. The Post and Courier's Glenn Smith and Andrew Knapp wrote Sunday about the struggle for some residents following the tragedy, including stories of the victims and survivors. "Everything happened so fast," resident Nichole Amerson told the reporters. "We lost everything. We have nothing." Goose Creek news and events in your inbox! Sign up for our daily newsletter! Last week, ABC News 4 reported on the 911 calls from the scene as the fire moved from one apartment to the next, damaging 16 units before it was over. "You said somebody is trapped inside?" the dispatcher…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Bond was set at $370,000 for both Shonni Abernathy and Jerald McCabe, who are charged with attempting to manufacture methamphetamine, after an explosion at an apartment complex May 31 that killed three people.
Bond was set Wednesday evening for two men charged in a fire that killed three people and burned at least 16 apartments units May 31 at Pine Harbour Apartments. A judge set a $370,000 bond for both Shonni Segrest Abernathy, 39, and Jerald Edward McCabe, 33, who are charged in the incident, according to New 4 Charleston. Last Thursday's fire claimed the lives of Joseph Raeth, 69; Samuel Garbe, 4; and Morgan Abernathy, 19. Shonnie Segrest Abernathy is the father of Morgan Abernathy, according to Moon. Morgan Abernathy and Garbe were cousins. Shonni Abernathy and McCabe have been charged with attempting to manufacture methamphetamine and two counts of exposing a child to methamphetamine manufacturing materials. The pair are also charged with…
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Meth lab discovered after fire claims three lives.
The investigation into the May 31 fire in Pine Harbour Apartments, which left three dead, has lead authorities to arrest two men in connection with the methamphetamine laboratory located at the scene. Shonni Segrest Abernathy, 39, and Jerald Edward McCabe, 33, are charged with attempting to manufacture methamphetamine and two counts of exposing a child to methamphetamine manufacturing materials. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office had assistance from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and SLED during the investigation. The investigation into the fire remains ongoing, according to PIO Dan Moon. Both men are currently housed at the Hill-Finklea Detention Center, where they await a 7 p.m. Wednesday bond hearing. Last Thursday's fire claimed …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Plus, how the community is helping and aerial photos show devastation.
Services will be Monday for the youngest victim in Thursday's fatal fire at Pine Harbour Apartments: 4-year-old Samuel Austin "Sammy" Garbe-Morrow. The services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Goose Creek Unitied Methodist Church, 142 Red Bank Road. Visit J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Home online for more details. The other fatalities in the fire were Joseph Raeth, 69, and Morgan Abernathy, 19. Abernathy and Garbe were found in the same apartment. Raeth was in the apartment next door. Don't miss a headline. Like Goose Creek Patch on Facebook! Meanwhile, volunteers continue to assist the families displaced after 16 units were damaged in the blaze. Red Cross volunteers have assisted nearly 50 individuals, including 21 children. ABC News 4 also reports …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Tragic discovery nearly 12 hours after blaze.
Update, 11:35 p.m.: The Charleston Post and Courier reports that a meth lab was found in the remains of one of the units destroyed in the fire, but would not say whether it was where the fire started. News 2 has an interview with the grandmother of Samuel Garbe, the four-year-old who died in the fire. Update, 3:15 p.m: Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury has identified the three victims in Thursday's apartment complex fire at Pine Harbour. The victims include Joseph Raeth, 69; Samuel Garbe, 4; and Morgan Abernathy, 19. According to Salisbury, Abernathy and Garbe were found in the same apartment. Raeth was in the apartment next door. The cause of death is pending test results, Salisbury said. Update, 11 a.m.: The Red Cross has now …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Shelter established at Goose Creek Community Center.
Update Friday, 9 a.m.: Third Body Found at Apartment Fire First Report: A man and a child died Thursday in a fire at the Pine Harbour Apartments on Harbour Lake Drive. The blaze, which damaged 15 units, is being investigated as a crime scene, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office. Fire crews from the surrounding area began working the large fire early Thursday afternoon. Live 5 News has raw video from the blaze. News outlets, including ABC News 4, are reporting that one man is being questioned in the case. Don't miss a headline. Like Goose Creek Patch on Facebook! Volunteers with the Red Cross have assisted 36 people affected by the fire, including 17 children. They provided canteen service to more than six fire departments …
Red Cross responding after several units destroyed at Pine Harbour complex.
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Thursday, May 31, 2012
Update: Two dead, man questioned in large apartment fire. First Report: Several units were destroyed at the Pine Harbour Apartments on Harbour Lake Drive, as the fire has raised the suspicion of Berkeley County investigators. Fire crews from the surrounding area began working the large fire early Thursday afternoon. Live 5 News has raw video from the blaze. The Lowcountry chapter of the American Red Cross is providing assistance on the scene, providing water and snacks to emergency responders and preparing aid for those displaced by the fire. Berkeley County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dan Moon said the department is treating the apartment building as a crime scene. According to ABC News 4, 15 units were damaged in the fire. Don't miss a …