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Tip leads to burglary arrest in Rock Hill

An anonymous tip to police led to the arrest of a Rock Hill woman Thursday on outstanding burglary warrants and other charges, according to police reports.

York County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to apartments on Stoney Pointe Drive where they found a damaged front door and the smell of marijuana coming from inside an apartment. Inside, officers located Jennifer Shaver, 33, of Rock Hill. Police had outstanding warrants against her for two counts of burglary, two counts of criminal conspiracy and larceny. Shaver was taken into custody early Friday and remained in the York County Detention Center Saturday on a bond of $14,940.

York County officer shoots wounded deer

A York County Sheriff's Office deputy shot a wounded deer Friday morning because it was so badly injured when it was found in the road, according to a police report.

The deer was discovered by Rock Hill police on India Hook Road near Matthews Drive just outside the city limits. After talking with state wildlife officials about the deer's injuries, the deputy was instructed to dispatch the deer.

Police arrest York teen on drug charge

A York teen was arrested on possession of marijuana charges late Thursday after police were alerted to a suspicious person knocking on doors west of York, according to police reports.

Neighbors were nervous after a person matching the description of the teen had been asking people for change for a $20 bill. Officers responding found the teen and a paper towel on the ground containing marijuana. The teen later admitted the marijuana was his, according to the report.

Son of slain Rock Hill woman arrested

A son of a Rock Hill woman killed last week inside her home is being held in jail on drug and weapons charges after a traffic stop, police said Saturday.

Darelle Quantae Ware, 18, was a passenger in a car with Georgia tags driving without headlights that was stopped by a patrol officer, said Lt. Brad Redfearn, spokesman for the Rock Hill Police Department. Police discovered Ware had a.357 pistol in his waistband and was in possession of more than nine grams of marijuana, Redfearn said. Another 12-plus grams of marijuana in a jar was found in the car, Redfearn said.

Ware is being held at the York County detention center, according to the sheriff's office Web site.

Ware was denied bond by a Rock Hill magistrate, according to city jail officials, because he was out on bond from an arrest last summer on kidnapping, armed robbery, burglary, and weapons charges.

Ware's mother, Elonia Ware, 41, was killed inside her Powderhouse Street home Jan. 31 in an incident police said was not a random shooting. Another son of Elonia Ware and another man were also inside the home when several shots were fired into the house. Elonia Ware was killed by a bullet that hit her above the eye.

No arrest has been made. The case remains active, Redfearn said.

Rock Hill utility work slated; roads may close

The City of Rock Hill Utilities department will begin a sewer replacement project during the week of Feb. 13, along White Street, from the train tracks along Dave Lyle Blvd to Laurel Street. Intermittent lane and road closures will occur.

The project is expected to take several weeks to complete. Detour signs will be posted when necessary. Use caution when traveling in that area. Contact the city's utilities department at 803-329-5500 if you have questions or to report issues.

Ex-Mullins coach admits he showed pornography

A 29-year-old former football coach at Mullins High School will have to register as a sex offender the rest of his life after pleading guilty to showing pictures of his genitals to two teen girls.

Gregory Hill cried as he apologized to the victims in court Friday.

His lawyer says he has received counseling since his September 2010 arrest.

Authorities say Hill asked a 16-year-old student to come in his office, then showed her pictures of his genitals. Hill also sent similar pictures to a 14-year-old Dillon County girl he met through a youth program at a church, authorities say.

Hill won't have to go to prison as long as he successfully completes five years of probation. He will have to immediately sign up for the South Carolina sex offender registry.

Police use GPS monitorin murder case

Authorities say a man charged with murder in a Loris shooting was tracked to the crime scene with a GPS monitoring bracelet he was wearing as he awaiting trial in a different shooting.

Horry County Police said 21-year-old Jamar Wilson was arrested Friday, just hours after 33-year-old Gemell Drakeford died from a gunshot wound to his leg.

Investigators say Wilson's GPS monitor put him at the scene of the shooting in Loris. Wilson had to wear the device as part of his bond after he was charged as an accessory after the fact in a fatal shooting in November 2010.

Benedict College put on lockdown

Benedict College was put on lockdown after the college received a threatening phone call from a young man threatening a massacre.

Benedict spokesperson Kymm Hunter said De-Amontez Anibario Valdez, who is not a student at the school, called the college switchboard just before noon and threatened to "shoot up the campus."

A basketball game that was under way was halted until members of the Columbia Police Department and the Richland County Sheriff's Department were called in to assist the Benedict Police Department with the investigation.

Police walked students to the cafeteria and will escort spectators from the basketball game when it ends.

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