The Daily Gamecock

In Brief: 3/29/16

Deputy car involved in collision during shooting investigation

A Richland County deputy responding as backup for a shooting investigation was in a collision involving three vehicles Monday morning, The State reports. Sgt. Stacey Davis saw a silver car and a gold car speeding on Two Notch Road and saw bullet holes in the driver's side door when she pulled over the silver one. The driver told Davis that a person in the gold car was the shooter, so Davis approached the car, which was parked in the median, in her patrol vehicle. The responding deputy, Angel Rodriguez, collided with the silver car, and a third vehicle collided with both of them when Davis was investigating the gold car. Rodriguez and the drivers of the other two cars were taken to the hospital to treat moderate injuries.

National program leads to 17 South Carolina arrests for gang activity

17 suspects have been arrested across the state after a national crackdown on gang activity in the U.S., WLTX reports. The investigation, called Project Shadowfire, focused on international gangs guilty of human smuggling, drug and sex trafficking, murder and more. Over 1,000 people have been arrested across the country. Two suspects were from Lexington County, and other arrests happened in Darlington, Charleston, Dorchester and Colleton counties.

Three women charged in Saluda River assault

Three women have been charged in connection with a March 15 assault on the Saluda River, The State reports. Megan Williams, Anns Leigh Hill and Arlinda Craft have been charged with assault and battery by a mob, an attack which caused the victim's concussion. The victim said that she was approached by someone she knew from high school. When they threw her to the ground, the victim was knocked unconscious and could not walk when she awoke. A witness said that the attackers continued to hit the victim while she was on the ground and left only once medical responders arrived.