Player kicked off team after arrest
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A South Carolina high school athlete has been removed from his basketball team after his arrest on a sexual assault charge steaming from an incident on an activity bus.
Shaquawan Franklin McGillis, of Loris, is charged with third-degree assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct. Authorities say the 17-year-old from Green Sea Floyds High School pulled down his pants and tried to put his hands in the pants of a 15-year-old girl last month.
Another boy, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, is also charged.
McGill was released on $40,000 bail with the condition that he be monitored by GPS.
Deputy hurt during arrest at business
BOILING SPRINGS, S.C. — A Spartanburg County sheriff’s deputy is in the hospital after he was knocked unconscious in a struggle to arrest a shoplifting suspect.
Police say Marcus Durran Osbey, of Inman, tried to steal bleach and dishwashing detergent at a Wal-Mart in Boiling Springs. When a deputy responded to the store to arrest Osbey, a fight broke out.
Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Tony Ivey said the deputy fell during the struggle, hitting his head.
Osbey was later arrested by other officers. He is charged with strong-arm robbery, resisting arrest with injury, third-degree assault and battery.
Ivey said Osbey told investigators he fought the deputy because he had outstanding warrants for possession of drug paraphernalia and other charges. He is being held on $32,000 bond.
Colbert visit to aid sister’s campaign
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Comedian Stephen Colbert is coming to Charleston to stump for his sister.
The Comedy Central host will appear at a fundraiser for Elizabeth Colbert Busch, who is running in the March 19 Democratic primary in the state’s 1st Congressional District.
The private event will be held Feb. 23. There will be a general reception and bowling, along with a book signing and private reception. Donations to the campaign are required for entry.
On The Colbert Report on Wednesday, Colbert joked about the race, awarding several of the Republicans running goofy nicknames. He made no mention of his sister’s Democratic opponents, Charleston businessman Martin Skelly and perennial candidate Ben Frasier.