Adam Kent Smith, 24, who was only 4 feet and 85 pounds, died Wednesday in Charlotte of blunt force trauma. Smith was known during his high school years as the manager of the Northwestern High School soccer team. Police are calling it a death investigation.
Osiris Hinton suffered a “psychotic episode” due to wrongly prescribed medication just before his father, prominent Rock Hill criminal defense lawyer O. Cyrus Hinton, was shot and killed Sunday at the family’s Spartanburg home, his lawyer told a judge Friday morning. Spartanburg deputies denied a request to take Osiris Hinton to North Carolina for a private viewing of his father’s body before burial.
The Rock Hill “mosque of peace” opened in 2013 and has had few problems with the community. Rock Hill Police Department investigators are on scene checking to see who broke a window and went inside Friday- the day of prayer services for Muslims.
Three women were reportedly operating a scam to return stolen items to a string of Rock Hill, SC, stores in exchange for gift cards. Police noticed the women entering several stores Wednesday with a list of businesses marked with dollar amounts.
A 17-year-old is in jail after Rock Hill, SC, police say he pointed a firearm at another young man out of a car window. Jamonte Jaiquan William Baker faces several firearm-related charges over the incident that occurred on Celanese Road on Monday.
The Herald has learned the disposition of the murder charge against a suspect in a hit-and-run case that sent two children to the hospital. A state murder indictment in a gang-related shooting is still pending against Montell DeAngelo Cousar and is due in a Chester, SC, courtroom next month.
A traffic stop lead to an arrest after the driver told Rock Hill, SC, police he ate a quantity of crack cocaine to hide the drug evidence from police, according to a Rock Hill police report. Officers discovered the alleged crime when they noticed the man had white crumbs around his mouth.
Police are investigating after a Rock Hill, SC, woman told them she was kidnapped by two men from a Rock Hill parking lot. She told police the men forced her at the point of a knife to drive to a secluded location and attempted to rape her before she fought her attackers off.
A Charlotte driver apparently thought he could get away when he drove off from a Rock Hill SC traffic stop. Turns out, leaving your license and registration behind makes it easier for the police to track you down.
When Rock Hill police officers arrested David Carson Hargett, 44, they say he appeared to drop a knife on the ground. Inside the hilt, officers found a clear plastic bag of methamphetamine. He now faces drug charges.
A federal judge has ordered a court hearing next month for a convicted felon with Bloods gang ties charged in connection with the armed robbery of a Charlotte mattress store owned by a Lake Wylie couple, who were later shot and killed in their lakefront home.
Montell DeAngelo Cousar, 24, was previously arrested on a murder charge over a 2009 shooting in Chester. He now faces hit-and-run charges after he reportedly struck two juveniles on a moped near McConnells, then fled the scene, according to S.C. Highway Patrol. Both youths were taken to the hospital after the collision.
The son of Rock Hill criminal defense attorney O. Cyrus Hinton, charged Sunday night with killing his father, is scheduled to be in court for a bond hearing Friday morning to determine if he can be released to attend his father’s funeral.