Dominique Jorday Stewart, 27, of 203 Indian Branch Road, Hodges was arrested Monday and charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

ABBEVILLE — After trying to have media thrown out of his first bond hearing of the day, the teen facing three murder counts after a Sunday shooting in Abbeville declined his right to be present at his second arraignment of the day.

An 8-year-old boy told police that a man offered him $5 to touch his privates in a Walmart bathroom, then grabbed him from behind with both arms and touched his rear before letting him go, according to a police report.

A second person has agreed to plead guilty in connection with what authorities think is a top-level drug ring with Greenwood ties that bought fentanyl and other drugs from Mexico and operated stash houses in Laurens County.

William Thomas Blocker, 45, of 526 Sumter St., Greenwood was arrested Tuesday and charged with drawing a weapon in affray.

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A North Carolina man agreed to plead guilty in connection with what authorities think is a top-level drug ring with Greenwood ties that bought fentanyl and other drugs from Mexico and operated stash houses in Laurens County.