Third man sought in grocery store robbery
Authorities have issued multiple warrants for a Rock Hill man in connection with a grocery store robbery.
Maurice Shaundell Hope, 22, whose last known address was 2806 Carhart Circle, faces armed robbery, kidnapping, possession of a firearm during a violent crime and conspiracy, said Lt. Jerry Waldrop of the Rock Hill Police Department.
The charges stem from an armed robbery on Jan. 1 at Bi-Lo at 1735 Heckle Blvd. in which $9,000 was taken.
Police have already charged two others in connection with the robbery.
Jarrod Michael Heath, 21, was charged with conspiracy, according to the report, while Cory Jevaughn Sprueill, 26, is charged with armed robbery, kidnapping, possession of a firearm during a violent crime and conspiracy.
Anyone with information leading to Hope's arrest can call the Rock Hill Police Department at 329-7200 or CrimeStoppers of York County at 1-877-409-4321.
Part of Regent Parkway now a county road
FORT MILL -- Years after the initial request, Regent Parkway, from U.S. 21 to Star Light Drive, is now a county road.
The road was repaved from U.S. 21 in York County to Dorman Road in Lancaster County, but the county only adopted less than 2 miles of the 3-mile stretch Tuesday.
Recent maintenance on the Regent Park road cost more than $470,000 to bring it to county standards and allow it to be accepted into the system.
Councilman Joe Cox, who represents western York County, again objected to adopting more roads as he did in December when the county adopted more than 10 miles of new subdivision roads. He continues to say new roads shouldn't be added until there's enough money to fix roads already in the county system.
Since 2002, the county has adopted more than 87 miles of roads, and paving all the new roads is estimated to cost around $8.8 million.
Mother's account of son's death questioned in court
GREENVILLE -- Prosecutors questioned a mother's account of the August 2007 death of her 7-year-old son in which she claims a carjacker smothered the boy.
Investigators testified Wednesday that Amanda Smith's story doesn't match evidence found at the crime scene.
Greenville County investigators say DNA samples taken from the woman's car showed no signs of anyone in the car but Smith and her son. They also say there were inconsistencies in her statements to police.
Smith says a knife-wielding carjacker forced her to drive to a secluded, wooded area in Greenville. Once there, he pushed her out, locked the car doors and pressed a pillow to the face of her 7-year-old son as she struggled to rescue the boy.
Smith was arrested three months after the killing and charged with murder. She remains in a Greenville County jail.
Former S.C. governor McNair's son dies
COLUMBIA -- The son of former South Carolina Gov. Robert McNair has died after a lengthy battle with cancer, the fourth family member to die in recent months.
Robert Evander McNair Jr. was 60. He died Tuesday at a hospital, Greg Dunbar of Dunbar Funeral Homes in Columbia told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
The former governor died in November at age 83, two months after he was diagnosed with brain cancer. Former first lady Josephine McNair died at age 84 about a week later at the family's Berkeley County farm where her husband was buried.
McNair's daughter, Claudia McNair Crawford, died last month at the age of 50, also of cancer.
The former governor's son was regional manager of government affairs for paper-maker Georgia-Pacific for more than two decades. He also worked with the printing firm R.L. Bryan after serving in the United States Air Force.