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West Columbia man could face federal prison sentence after judge finds him guilty of blocking entrance to Planned Parenthood

From the US Attorneys Office – Steven Clark Lefemine, 68, of West Columbia was found guilty yesterday of violating the Freedom of Access to a Clinic Entrances (FACE Act) by a federal judge following a bench trial.  This is the first FACE Act conviction in South Carolina. The FACE Act  is law signed by President Bill Clinton in 1994, […]


Lexington man indicted for armed robbery, brandishing a firearm at 7 local businesses

(From US DOJ) –  A federal grand jury in Columbia returned a 15-count indictment against Deveon Antonio Belk, 35, of Lexington, charging felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, seven counts of Hobbs Act robbery, and seven counts of brandishing a firearm in connection with a crime of violence. The indictment alleges that between […]


Gaston man sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison on drug charge

Acting United States Attorney M. Rhett DeHart announced today that Johnny Ray Kinsey, Jr., 46, of Gaston, was sentenced to more than twelve years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Evidence presented to the court showed that on June 15, 2018, a Trooper with South Carolina Highway Patrol […]