Pee Dee Crime

Man and woman wanted after recent thefts in Darlington Co.

Darlington County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for the public’s help in finding two people who are wanted for recent thefts of a generator, air compressor, and various tools in the Hartsville area.

Two charged after allegedly shooting their neighbors

A Scotland County couple was arrested over the weekend after allegedly shooting at their neighbors.

Robeson County students set to return Tuesday

storm as Robeson County took one of the hardest hits.

Fight at Hartsville High School Homecoming football game

A fight broke out outside of the Hartsville Football Game Friday night, according to Darlington Sheriff’s Office.

Son of SC officer-involved shooting suspect accused of second criminal sexual conduct of a child charge, sheriff says

The adult son of the South Carolina man accused of shooting several law enforcement officers and killing one has been charged with another crime.

Warrant says son of Florence mass shooter sexually assaulted a child

The warrants for Seth and Fred Hopkins, the suspects in last week’s mass shooting, have been released to WMBF News from the Florence County Sheriff’s Office.

Florence man pleads guilty to federal firearm charge

A Florence man has entered a guilty plea in federal court of a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, which is in violation of the law.

Investigators looking for truck stolen from Darlington County home

Investigators with the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help in locating a stolen vehicle.

Bike club’s roar fills hearts for slain Sgt. Carraway

The roar of motorcycles can be heard across the area for the annual Fall Bike Week, but one bike club was here for a special purpose: to provide support to Sergeant Terrence Carraway’s family.

Fatal stabbing being investigated in Florence County

A man who was found stabbed in Florence County Saturday has died, according to Florence County Coroner Keith VonLutcken.

Bond denied for suspect formally charged with murder in officer-involved shooting in SC

Authorities have formally charged 74-year-old Frederick Hopkins with murder and six counts of attempted murder in Wednesday’s officer-involved shooting in Florence County.

  Suspect at center of sexual assault case that preceded officer-involved shooting denied bond

The adopted son of the suspect formally charged with killing a Florence police officer and injuring six other law enforcement agents is set to have a bond hearing Friday on a criminal sexual conduct charge.

Homicide investigation underway after body found in Robeson County

Robeson County deputies are in the midst of a homicide investigation after a body was found Friday afternoon.

Florence police looking for person who allegedly made comments about a “copycat” officer-involved shooting

Florence police are looking to identify a man who allegedly made threats to harm law enforcement in a “copycat” shooting like the one at Vintage Place on Oct. 3 where one police officer was killed and other law enforcement officers were injured.

City of Florence mourning officer lost in ‘most tragic event’

Two of the Florence police officers injured in Wednesday’s deadly officer-involved shooting have been released from the hospital, according to Florence city officials.

Philadelphia officer honors fallen Florence Sgt. with work of art

A Philadelphia Police Officer more than 500 miles away from where Wednesday’s mass shooting took place in Florence laid down his badge and picked up a paintbrush to honor his fallen brother.

74-year-old man identified as suspect in shooting that killed 1 officer, wounded 6 others

Deputies have identified the alleged shooter who opened fire Wednesday on law enforcement officers in Florence County, killing one officer and injuring several others, according to Florence County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Glenn Kirby.

Officer killed, 6 other law enforcement officers and civilian wounded in Florence County shooting

A fatal confrontation with a man who held children hostage in a Florence home before opening fire on deputies has left one officer dead and six other law enforcement officers injured, according to officials.

Woman captures sound of gunfire in video of Florence Co. shooting that killed officer, injured several others

Many families near the scene in west Florence where eight people, including seven law enforcement officers, were shot Wednesday afternoon heard sirens and shots.

Many take to Twitter to express their sympathy after Florence police officer killed in shooting

A community is in mourning after a 30-year veteran with the Florence Police Department was killed in a shooting Wednesday that injured six others and a civilian.

DCSO warns residents to ‘hang up’ if they receive scam call

Many have reported a phone scam throughout Darlington County, according to the sheriff’s office.

  Mother discovers registered sex offender working around children at farm

A mother is outraged after she discovers a registered sex offender working at a ranch around children, and she claims it was her daughter the man molested.

FPD: Do you recognize these women?

The Florence Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the two women seen in the photo.

Deputies seek person of interest after building window broken, money stolen

Deputies are seeking to identify a person of interest after a building window was broken last weekend and an undisclosed amount of money was stolen.

Police: One suspect is wanted for possession of a weapon of mass destruction, another for rape

The Laurinburg Police Department needs your help in tracking down a pair of wanted men.

Marion to resume normal schedule Monday

Students in Marion and Mullins will return to school Monday in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

Three die after a pair of deadly crashes overnight in the Pee Dee

South Carolina Hughway Patrol are investigating a pair of crashes overnight in the Pee Dee that killed three and left others seriously injured.

SLED investigating thefts from Clio police department, town hall

The South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the theft of firearms and money from the Clio Police Department and the Clio Town Hall.

Two wanted for questioning in shoplifting investigation

Two people are wanted for questioning in regards to the shoplifting of electronics from the South Irby Street Walmart

Police seek suspected television thief

A man is wanted for questioning after a television was stolen from the South Irby Street Walmart last month.

Florence police investigating after body found in a caboose

Florence police are investigating after a body was found inside a caboose on Thursday.

Man killed during Robeson Co. shooting Wednesday night

A man has died after a shooting in Robeson County Wednesday night, according to Sheriff Kenneth Sealy.

DCSO investigating shooting that placed childhood center on brief lockdown

A shooting that occurred Tuesday afternoon in Hartsville is being investigated by the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office and the Hartsville Police Department.

One killed in Darlington County crash after fleeing from deputy, hitting utility pole

One person was killed and one person was injured following a single-vehicle crash Friday night in Darlington County.

Three women charged in connection to Darlington stabbing

DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) — Police are narrowing down suspects Saturday after a stabbing left one injured in Darlington.  The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries according to Lt. Kimberly Nelson. The incident happened around 1:51 p.m. on Joe Lewis Boulevard in Darlington Saturday. Lt. Nelson says a number of suspects have been identified and more information about the incident will be made available sometime Saturday.  Copyright 201...

Father facing murder charge after 7-month-old Florence child died from being left in hot car

The Florence County Sheriff's Office and the Florence County Coroner's Office are continuing to investigate the death of a 7-month-old child that happened Thursday afternoon.

One killed, another injured in Florence County shooting

One person was killed and another was injured in a shooting Thursday morning on Hyman Road, according to information from the Florence County Sheriff's Office.

Daycare owner arrested for allegedly assaulting toddler

A daycare owner has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a toddler that was under her supervision for the first time. In a police report obtained from the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office, it is said that a deputy arrived at the McLeod Health emergency room on Monday regarding an assault that happened earlier that day. The report says that the deputy met with the grandmother of a child who had been dropped off at 'Children Daylight Daycare' for the first time...

Latta man charged with homicide by child abuse in death of his 13-month-old son

A Latta man was arrested by agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Thursday after inflicting injuries that caused the death of his 13-month-old son on August 16, according to an arrest warrant.

Hartsville man sentenced to seven years in prison for child neglect

A Hartsville man pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of unlawful neglect of a child and was sentenced to seven years in prison, according to a news release from South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson.

Family of infant ‘just so thankful’ she’s safe after being found inside stolen vehicle

A 3-week-old baby is safe after a vehicle was stolen Monday night with the infant in the back seat, according to a news release from the Lumberton Police Department.