Originally created 12/31/06

Across South Carolina



Girl, child are found with ex-boyfriend

KISSIMMEE, FLA. - An Amber Alert has been canceled for a 16-year-old girl and her 18-month-old son after they were found in South Carolina, police said.

Maria Delos Angeles Ordaz and her son were found in Orangeburg County in a truck with the suspect, Hector Villeda-Hernandez, the boy's father and her ex-boyfriend, police said.

Police did not immediately release the name of the town where they were found. Authorities believe Ms. Ordaz and her son were taken against their will. They appeared to be in good health, police said.

Both were videotaped entering and leaving a Wal-Mart in Kissimmee on Thursday night with Mr. Villeda-Hernandez.

Man dies after food on stove catches fire

MYRTLE BEACH - A 27-year-old man has been found dead in a fire in his home caused by food left on the stove, authorities say.

Firefighters found Wadis Daniel Britt in the bedroom of his Galivants Ferry mobile home on Friday, Horry County Coroner Robert Edge said.

The blaze began when food left on the stove caught fire, Horry Fire Rescue spokesman Todd Cartner said.

Florida man charged in two Georgia deaths

ANDERSON - A Florida man arrested in Georgia has been arraigned on murder charges in the strangling deaths of two Anderson women earlier this month.

Raymondeze Lamon Rivera, 28, of Sarasota, told city Judge Ken Mattison he wanted a public defender.

Mr. Rivera is charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of Kwana Burns, a 28-year-old mother of two, and Asha Wiley, 27.

Both were found dead in their homes.

DMV employee gets arrested over fake IDs

ROCK HILL - A York County Department of Motor Vehicles employee has been arrested after he made fake IDs for two 18-year-old men, the State Law Enforcement Division says.

Zackery Williams, 24, of York, is charged with two counts of forgery, SLED said.

Mr. Williams was hired by the DMV in July and suspended by the agency Dec. 8 when the department started to investigate him, spokeswoman Beth Parks said.

The DMV turned the results of its investigation over to SLED and fired Mr. Williams once the arrest warrants were issued, Ms. Parks said.