Across South Carolina

Clemson police look into sexual assault


CLEMSON --- Clemson University police are investigating a report of an early morning sexual assault on a female Clemson student in a campus parking lot, the Anderson Independent-Mail reported Friday.

The assault reportedly occurred between 1:30 and 2 a.m. Friday, when the student returned to campus and was waiting in the parking lot for campus escort assistance, according to a news release.

Man hit by car has surgery on limbs

ANDERSON --- A man who was hit by a car as he tried to cross the road with a shopping cart full of belongings went through surgery Friday as doctors worked to repair his arm and legs, the Anderson Independent-Mail reported.

Quincy Wideman has been at the AnMed Health Medical Center since Jan. 2 recovering from injuries he suffered in the accident on the South Carolina Highway 28 Bypass.

He spent most of Friday in surgery, said his father, Willie Willingham.

"His right leg was hurt so bad, they just couldn't save it," Mr. Willingham said.

'Missing' man admits to faking his death

TERRE HAUTE, IND. --- Searchers spent days looking for Julius "Butch" Nesbitt after his empty 14-foot boat was found beached along the South Carolina coast. Now, sitting in a jail 600 miles away, he admits faking his death as he fled from drug charges.

Mr. Nesbitt spent more than six weeks on the run before authorities tracked him to a friend's home in western Indiana, where police say he had a fake driver's license and thousands of dollars in counterfeit cash.

Mr. Nesbitt said he orchestrated his "death" after South Carolina authorities filed drug charges against him, then threatened him with a long prison term by turning over the case to federal authorities.

Attorney wants judge off councilman case

MYRTLE BEACH --- A Myrtle Beach city attorney is asking a municipal judge to recuse herself and all other municipal judges from the case of Horry County Councilman Marion Foxworth, who was charged with loitering for prostitution in October, the Sun News reported Saturday.

Mr. Foxworth was arrested during a Myrtle Beach police prostitution sting in the Withers Swash neighborhood.

In a motion filed in Myrtle Beach Municipal Court in December, Mike Smith, an assistant city attorney who is prosecuting Mr. Foxworth, asked Chief Administrative Judge Jennifer Wilson to recuse herself because of her husband's relationship with Mr. Foxworth.

Judge Wilson held a hearing on the motion Thursday, the paper reported.