Father charged with abusing infant daughter who suffered permanent brain damage

A Columbia father is charged with abusing his infant daughter after medical professionals said the baby suffered extensive injuries causing her to permanently lose function in the right half of her brain. Robert Marvin Ray, 31, is charged with abuse to inflict great bodily injury upon a child, according to arrest warrants. “Ray originally told […]

Mother and daughter charged in family member’s death due to neglect

A Gaston woman has been charged in the death of her disabled son. The woman’s daughter has also been charged in the death. Candie McKay Shearin, 45, and Tara Nerys Shearin, 20, are charged with abuse or neglect resulting in death to a vulnerable adult, according to arrest warrants. “EMS responded to the home on […]

Man charged with five counts of attempted murder following house fire

A Columbia man has been charged with five counts of attempted murder after deputies said he set a Swansea home on fire with five people inside late Saturday night. Joseph Harry Riester, 48, entered the victims’ home on Jones Wire Road with a knife shortly before midnight, according to the arrest warrants. “The victims told […]

Drugged driving just like drunk driving

Like drunk driving, drugged driving is impaired driving, which means it is dangerous and illegal no matter where you drive in South Carolina or any other state. Whether the drug is obtained legally or illegally, driving while drug-impaired poses a threat to the driver, vehicle passengers and other road users. I’m using my first blog […]