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A prison food service worker has been accused of having sex with an inmate and later helping him escape from a facility in Polkton, about 45 miles southeast of Charlotte, according to prison authorities.
Law enforcement officials from around the state were requesting the public’s assistance earlier in locating a man who is believed to have shot and killed nine parishioners at a Charleston-area church Wednesday evening.
The deal, negotiated by prosecutors and defense attorneys, would have reduced the murder charge against 20-year-old Troy Stevenson to voluntary manslaughter for his involvement in the death of Kelly Hunnewell.
“You’re fired,” said the mayor. “Turn in your keys, your badge and your gun.” But popular Latta police chief Crystal Moore, a lesbian, fought back. So did the town. The mayor lost. Moore is chief again.
The parents of a 14-year-old Dalzell, SC, girl have been charged with child neglect after authorities found the girl living in a tent a quarter mile from the family home, banished for a week as punishment, the sheriff’s department said.