Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Men accused of robbing 39 businesses all over the Lowcountry in 20-month spree.
Three men have been indicted in U.S. District Court on charges they robbed 39 businesses in a 20-month crime spree that touched 16 police jurisdictions across the Lowcountry. Raynard Montel Eady, 29, of North Charleston; Christopher Donnell Simmons, 33, of Wadmalaw; and Winard Montez Eady, 29, of North Charleston have been charged in the robberies that ran from July 2009 to March 2011, prosecutors allege. The alleged robbers targeted Asian restaurants and check-cashing and loan businessses mostly in Charleston County, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles. But the crime spree spread far to the outskirts of Charleston, including Holly Hill, Beaufort County, Walterboro and Andrews. Goose Creek Police Department, …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Kimberly Haas of Ridgeville called 9-1-1 after two armed men broke into her home.
While the Dorchester County 9-1-1 operator solicited for a response from the caller, Kimberly Haas and her attackers can be heard in the background. On Dec. 28, Haas' home was broken into by two armed men, holding the 49-year-old Ridgeville woman and a friend hostage. The audio on the call is nearly four minutes long, most of which nothing can be heard. Haas managed to dial 9-1-1 while one of the suspects forced her to go around the house to find medication. She dialed and then threw the phone under the bed. In a clear voice, 22 seconds from the start of the call, Haas says, "Help me." Haas told Patch that she wasn't even sure if the call had gone through to the operator. "I managed to grab my cell phone and dial 9-1-1 and prayed that…
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Dorchester County deputies respond to Ridgeville home after two women allegedly held at gunpoint during a Wednesday morning home invasion.
Held at gunpoint and forced to search her house for prescription medicines, Kimberly Haas grabbed her cell phone, quickly dialed 9-1-1 and threw the phone under the bed. Operators could only hear the 49-year-old Ridgeville woman in the background calling for help during the Wednesday morning call. Haas, accompanied by a young friend who had stopped in to check on her, didn't even know if the call had gone through. "I managed to grab my cell phone and dial 9-1-1 and prayed that I'd have signal and threw it under the bed," she told Patch. According to the Dorchester County incident report, Haas' home at 138 Eagle Drive was allegedly broken in to by two men demanding the chronically ill woman's prescription medicine. The men also allegedly …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Summerville Police finger Lonnie Gasque as the suspect wanted for the Dec. 22 heist from National Bank of South Carolina.
Summerville Police announced Tuesday the search for Lonnie Gasque, who allegedly robbed the National Bank of South Carolina on Main Street Thursday. According to police, Gasque is known to frequent the Summerville, Myrtle Beach and Ladson area, and he was last seen in Ladson Saturday. Contact Summerville Police, 843-871-2463, with information on the suspect.