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2 accused of kidnapping, armed robbery in SC

LANCASTER Co., SC (WSPA) – Two people have been arrested in connection to an armed robbery Monday night, according to Lancaster Co. Sheriff’s Office.

They say it happen on Sandal Brook Rd. in Indian Land around 11:20 p.m.

The victim says Morgan Joyce Varn, 24, invited him over. He said Jonathan Mikael Robinson, 23, another female and two other males were there as well.

The victim said Robinson had a handgun and Varn demanded the victim’s money and phone.

He said Varn smashed the screen on the phone and threatened him with an ashtray.

The victim left the home and someone threw the broken phone out behind him.

Deputies came to the home and tried to get them to come out.

Two men came out leaving Robinson, Varn and another woman in the home.

There was a standoff with deputies and SWAT for several hours.

SWAT tried to toss in a telephone as a final attempted to communicate with the people inside.

They captured Varn and another woman after the door was opened.

A few minutes later, SWAT entered the home and arrested Robinson.

Investigators say the gun was reported stolen in a car break in last year.

Deputies say they also found a substantial amount of cash on Robinson.

Robinson is charged with Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Violent Crime, and Possession of a Stolen Pistol.

Varn is charged with Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, and Malicious Injury to Personal Property.

Anyone with information about this or any other case should call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 803-283-3388 or Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372) or email http://www.crimestopperssc.com.


Where you can safely dispose of unused and expired Rx drugs

Take a look through your draws and medicine cabinet, and you’re likely to find at least a few bottles of unused and expired medicine.

Saturday April 29 is your chance to dispose of them safely.

All across our area the Drug Enforcement Agency and local police and hospitals are teaming up to man drop-off sites where you can safely get rid of drugs you don’t need. The drugs can be both prescription, an expired over-the-counter drugs. But they cannot be needles, or liquid.

The last one, six months ago brought in more than 700,000 pounds of drugs nationwide all in the name of protecting your health and safety.

Penny Shaw with Safe Kids remembers when her 3-year-old drank a bottle of medicine that was accidentally left within her reach.

“I was panicked, definitely,” she said.

“I realized I had given her a dose for a fever and left it on the bathroom counter, and she has access to that bathroom counter, so I should have put it away where it belongs.”

Shaw says it’s stories like that, that hit home the importance of not only keeping drugs out of reach, but also getting rid of what you don’t need in the house, especially if there are teenager who live with you.

“We wouldn’t want someone taking something that’s not prescribed for them and then serious consequences occur. The bottom line is we want people to be safe,” said Major Art Littlejohn with Spartanburg Police.

It’s one of several departments across the region hosting tomorrow’s take back events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (see locations below).

The DEA is trying to send the message that flushing drugs down the toilet is harmful to our environment and health. And studies show even throwing them in the trash can lead to drugs dissolving into landfills and then leaking into our waterways.

Shaw says it comes down to doing what’s right for the environment, and for your family.

“‘It prevents small children from getting a hold of it, and teenagers seeking a new thrill,” said Shaw.
LOCATIONS:

Spartanburg: The CVS at 87 Garner Road

Greenville: Municipal Court at 426 North Main

Anderson County:

Anmed Health North Campus
2000 E. Greenville St., Anderson

Anderson Mall
3131 N. Main Street, Anderson

Anmed Health Honea Path Family Medicine
21 South Shirley Avenue, Honea Path

Anmed Health Iva Family Medicine
331 Antreville Hwy. Iva

Anmed Health Pendleton Family Medicine
1005 Meehan Way, Pendleton

Anmed Health Williamston Family Medicine
16 Roberts Blvd, Williamston

Asheville, NC:
Walgreens 1124 Patton Ave, Asheville
Walgreens 1835 Hendersonville Road, Asheville
Walgreens 91 S. Tunnel Road, Asheville
Walgreens 841 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville
Walgreens 578 New Leicester Highway, Asheville
CVS 505 Smokey Park Hwy, Asheville
CVS 425 W State St. Black Mountain
Asheville Airport, Fletcher
SONA Pharmacy 805 Fairview Rd


After months in NICU, son of 2 Spartanburg officers finally home

SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – The son of two Spartanburg Police officers is finally going home after spending over two months in the hospital.

Baby Renneker spent 76 days in the neonatal intensive care unit.

According to the Spartanburg Police Facebook page, Baby Renneker joins his big sister Kobi at home and continues to get stronger every day.


Diesel truck flipped in Oconee Co.

WESTMINSTER, SC (WSPA) – A diesel truck has flipped in Westminster, according to Oconee Co. Emergency Management.

They say it happened at Miller Farm and Seed Farm Road.

Emergency management says the driver took the turn and flipped. The driver was not hurt.

They have cleaned up the diesel that leaked out and are working to drain the rest from the truck so they can upright it.

They say the truck was carrying 7000 gallons.


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