Originally created 11/27/05

Across South Carolina



Police put early end to man's shopping

COLUMBIA - The Black Friday shopping rush landed at least one man in jail.

Police say West Columbia resident Anthony Malcolm, 29, refused to move when authorities asked a crowd of about 600 outside a Columbia Circuit City to form a line at about 4:15 a.m. Friday.

Police say shoppers were pressed against the glass doors of the store in northwest Columbia while awaiting the 5 a.m. opening.

Mr. Malcolm was charged with disorderly conduct for "enticing and endangering the crowd" and "refusing to comply with a lawful given request."

Second boyfriend is killed in gunfight

INMAN - Detectives suspect a gunfight that left one man dead and another injured began when a woman invited her second boyfriend to visit the home she shared with another man.

Williams Holmes, 28, of Newberry, died Thursday at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center from a gunshot wound to the chest, said Stephen Lully, of the Spartanburg County coroner's office.

Shonta McDaniel, 31, of Inman, was shot in the abdomen and remains hospitalized, said Senior Investigator Kevin Bobo of the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.

The shooting occurred at about 12:40 p.m. at Mr. McDaniel's home. Mr. McDaniel says a woman he said was his wife lives at the home off-and-on, Investigator Bobo said.

Conway man's body is found near home

MYRTLE BEACH - A driver found the body of a Conway man on a rural Horry County road less than a mile from his home.

Ricky Allen Reed, 39, was found dead at about 9:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Day about 10 miles west of Conway, Highway Patrol Senior Trooper Sonny Collins said.

Mr. Reed appeared to have been struck by a vehicle, but investigators are awaiting autopsy results.

63-year-old woman, dog die in house fire

BOILING SPRINGS - A fire killed a woman and her dog in their home despite her neighbors' frantic efforts to help.

Geraldine Bredenbeck, 63, was found dead inside her home at about 6:30 a.m. Friday, according to the Spartanburg County Coroner's Office.

Investigators don't think the fire was intentionally set.