Tuesday, May 29, 2012
A jury will decide fate for father of a newborn fatally dismembered by the family dog in April.
ST. GEORGE — A judge ruled Friday that there was enough evidence for a jury to decide the fate of a man accused of unlawful child neglect, according to an Associated Press report. Quintin McGrew, 28, of Ridgeville was charged after his two-month-old son, Aiden, was fatally dismembered by the family dog as he allegedly slept in another room. The ruling by the judge Friday came just two days before Sunday's fatal dog attack on a toddler in Mount Pleasant. According to the Associated Press, the attorney for McGrew, Andy Savage, said the McGrew family was being prosecuted because it was one of the "working poor families who didn't have a crib in their home." The Frances R. Willis SPCA in Summerville will have a Dog Safety 10 a.m. June 9 to …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Michael Dean Daniel was arrested in March for an alleged incident with a Fort Dorchester High softball player in 2010.
NORTH CHARLESTON — A former Fort Dorchester High softball volunteer assistant coach has been accused of sexually assaulting a player in 2010, while he was still in that position. Michael Dean Daniel, 42, was arrested and charged with criminal sexual misconduct with a minor in March 7. He is out on bond. According to the North Charleston Police incident report, the victim said two years ago this summer Daniel allegedly sexually assaulted her while driving her to her friend's house. She was on the Fort Dorchester High softball team. In addition to being her assistant coach, Daniel was also described as a family friend in the report. According to the report, the victim alleges this was one of multiple incidents. When asked why she hadn't …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Father of the two-month-old newborn mauled last month is out on $50,000 bond.
SUMMERVILLE — More than a week after the Dorchester County coroner ruled Aiden McGrew's death as homicide, Dorchester County Sheriff's Office has charged and arrested his father with unlawful child neglect. According to the sheriff's office, Quintin McGrew was allegedly asleep at the time when a dog fatally mauled his two-month-old son. McGrew was arrested late Wednesday morning, according to Dorchester County Sheriff PIO Maj. John Garrison. At 4 p.m., McGrew had a bond hearing and is now out on a $50,000 person recognizance bond, according to Garrison. Updated 5:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, to add information from bond hearing.
Sheriff's office cannot confirm warrants or charges.
SUMMERVILLE — Dorchester County Sheriff's Office will have an update Wednesday afternoon regarding the dog mauling that resulted in the death of an infant last month. While some media outlets are reporting warrants or charges have been issued or the father — who was allegedly asleep at the time of the incident — will turn himself in, Chief Deputy Sam Richardson would not confirm the information and said it did not come from within his department. "We expect to have a change in the case," he said. When asked for more information, he said it was "an update." According to officers, the dog is still in quarantine. Days after the incident, the infant's death was ruled homicide by the Dorchester County coroner.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Nisbet: Attack led to "exsanguination, due to transection of blood vessels, due to
animal eating, due to parental neglect."
Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet has listed the manner of death as homicide in the case of a two-month old attacked by the family dog on Friday, according to local news reports, including ABC News 4. The cause of death was listed as "exsanguination, due to transection of blood vessels, due to animal eating, due to parental neglect." Dorchester Sheriff L.C. Knight said Friday that the child's mother returned home around 11 a.m. Friday and found 2-month-old Aiden McGrew badly injured from the apparent mauling by one of the dogs. The infant was rushed to Summerville Medical Center by Dorchester County EMS and later died. You can read more in the News 4 report.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Coroner: 'Saddest days' in 20-year career.
RIDGEVILLE — A 2-month-old boy has died following a gruesome attack by a dog in Ridgeville, according to Dorchester County Coroner Christopher Nisbet. "Today is one of the saddest days in my 20 plus years of being in the Dorchester County Coroner's Office as I report to all of you, one of the worst deaths I have ever handled," Nisbet wrote in an email to reporters. The boy, Aiden Lee McGrew, suffered serious injury as a result of the dog attack, and was pronouned dead at Summerville Medical Center. McGrew, a "beautiful little boy, was bitten multiple times and dismembered by a dog in the home while the mother was away and the father was sleeping," Nisbet said. The dog was apparently a golden retriever, according to reports. Reporters said …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Kimberly Haas of Ridgeville called 9-1-1 after two armed men broke into her home.
While the Dorchester County 9-1-1 operator solicited for a response from the caller, Kimberly Haas and her attackers can be heard in the background. On Dec. 28, Haas' home was broken into by two armed men, holding the 49-year-old Ridgeville woman and a friend hostage. The audio on the call is nearly four minutes long, most of which nothing can be heard. Haas managed to dial 9-1-1 while one of the suspects forced her to go around the house to find medication. She dialed and then threw the phone under the bed. In a clear voice, 22 seconds from the start of the call, Haas says, "Help me." Haas told Patch that she wasn't even sure if the call had gone through to the operator. "I managed to grab my cell phone and dial 9-1-1 and prayed that…
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Dorchester County deputies respond to Ridgeville home after two women allegedly held at gunpoint during a Wednesday morning home invasion.
Held at gunpoint and forced to search her house for prescription medicines, Kimberly Haas grabbed her cell phone, quickly dialed 9-1-1 and threw the phone under the bed. Operators could only hear the 49-year-old Ridgeville woman in the background calling for help during the Wednesday morning call. Haas, accompanied by a young friend who had stopped in to check on her, didn't even know if the call had gone through. "I managed to grab my cell phone and dial 9-1-1 and prayed that I'd have signal and threw it under the bed," she told Patch. According to the Dorchester County incident report, Haas' home at 138 Eagle Drive was allegedly broken in to by two men demanding the chronically ill woman's prescription medicine. The men also allegedly …
Friday, December 16, 2011
S.C. Highway Patrol and sheriff deputies team up with Sober or Slammer campaign this holiday season; call *HP (47) or 9-1-1 to report possible DUIs.
It's Christmastime: a time to be merry. But the law enforcement officers reminded citizens Thursday that drinking and driving this holiday season will not be tolerated and encouraged citizens to report possible violators by calling *HP (47) or 9-1-1. "Every DUI stop or arrest we make is a potential life saved," S.C. Highway Patrol Troop 6 Commander Capt. Chris Williamson said. "One drink is one too many if you're planning to drive." Williamson added that the holiday season typically means parties with alcohol, which is why law enforcement agencies have made stopping DUIs a priority this time of year. Williamson was joined by Dorchester County Sheriff L.C. Knight and Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon during Thursday's media event. …