South Carolina

A high school teacher in the Darlington County School District has been arrested for having sex with a 16-year-old student.

The teacher, Anna Elizabeth Jeanette Patton, has been charged with three crimes: sexual battery with a student 16 or 17 years of age, no aggravated force or coercion; criminal solicitation of a minor; and disseminating harmful material or exhibiting harmful performance to minors.

“The employee has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation,” Audrey Childers, a spokesperson for the school district, wrote in a news release.

Patton, who is believed to have a young son of her own, is also accused of sending the 16-year-old student nude photos via various social media accounts.

Patton was taken into custody based on evidence gathered in the course of the investigation and statements made by the alleged victim to law enforcement officials.

The 22-year-old remained in jail without bond on Monday afternoon.

A drug dealer has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for selling oxycodone to a female friend and texting her instructions on how to kill herself with the drug.

Anthony James ‘AJ’ Edward Hunt, 24, was sentenced on Tuesday after pleading guilty to distribution of oxycodone resulting in death.

Rachel Bandman, a 19-year-old public relations major and sorority member at the University of South Carolina, was found dead of an overdose at her apartment near the school’s Columbia campus in January 2016 after Hunt, a close friend, sold her oxycodone, knowing that she intended to use it to kill herself.

Bandman, who suffered from depression, had purchased Xanax tablets from Hunt days before her death after telling the then-21-year-old dealer of her desire to commit suicide, according to prosecutors.

During a court hearing, US Attorney Ben Garner read text conversations between Hunt and Bandman.

‘It’s frustrating how I can’t die,’ Bandman messaged Hunt after she ingested 20 Xanax pills, according to court transcripts.

‘I don’t know how the f**k 20 didn’t work,’ Hunt replied.

Bandman asked Hunt to supply her with more pills to try to kill herself again, but her second attempt failed as well.

Hunt then sold Bandman 10 30-milligram oxycodone tablets and texted her instructions about how many she would need to take, along with two other unspecified substances, for a fatal overdose.

A woman met a young girl online and drove her more than 1,000 miles to South Carolina, where she sexually assaulted the child, according to federal investigators.

When FBI agents showed up at Katrina Aliff’s apartment in Greenville, she was only wearing a tank top and the girl was naked in her bed, according to investigators. Aliff is charged with kidnapping, child sex abuse and sex with a minor under 12.

Investigators said Aliff, 23, and the child met on the online app Amino. When the girl’s father found their conversations, he took away the girl’s phone, according to the FBI. The two continued to talk on a tablet, and Aliff and the girl made plans for the woman to pick up the child near her home in South Saint Paul, Minnesota, and take her back to South Carolina.
Aliff drove more than 1,000 miles and picked the girl up at about 2 a.m. Sept. 7 and the two drove back to Greenville, according to court filings.

As they left South Saint Paul, the FBI said, Aliff tried to destroy her phone by putting it in a cup of coffee so police could not track her location.

When the phone was still working, the girl ”in an effort to assist with the destruction of the cellular telephone stabbed the telephone multiple times with a knife. Upon completion, the cellular telephone was placed back into coffee where it became non-functional.”

Once back at Aliff’s apartment in Greenville, she sexually assaulted the young girl, officials said. Police showed up at the apartment the day after the kidnapping, found the child and arrested Aliff, according to court filings.

The federal judge ordered a mental health evaluation on Aliff after the arrest. Prosecutors filed an indictment Tuesday, federal court records show.

Federal prison records show Aliff is being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York.

McClatchy news group has reached out to Aliff’s attorneys for comment.

Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw, 34, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor DUI count last month after she was caught speeding through a stop sign in Bluffton, near Hilton Head, a year ago. In exchange for her plea, Cutshaw had several other charges against her dropped. Cutshaw, who works as a real estate agent, told police following her arrest that she was a cheerleader, a dancer and a sorority girl who graduated from a ‘high accredited university’. According to the police report, Cutshaw also described herself as a white ‘thoroughbred’ and ‘a white, clean girl’.

Walhalla Police arrested a woman who they say was pushing a toy car along the side of a road while drunk.

It happened Monday around Noon on North Church and North Broad Streets.

Police say Megan Holman was pushing a power wheels toy car.

Holman told officers she wanted to be a professional wrestler just like her father and this was how to do it.

Holman was charged with public drunkenness.

She was booked into the Oconee Co. Detention Center and later released on a personal recognizance bond.

A woman 22-year-old Savanna Grace White was arrested after deputies say she attacked another woman with a stun gun in front of a Spartanburg County home.

Deputies were called to a home on Boundary Drive shortly before noon Tuesday for a reported disturbance.

When deputies arrived, they found two bloody women on the ground fighting.

According to the report, White drove to the home and attacked the girlfriend of her child’s father.

White began shoving and grabbed the victim before pulling out a stun gun and stunning her, the report says.

The victim was reportedly able to get the stun gun away from White and was able to fight her and hold her down until deputies arrived.

White told deputies that she needed to check on her baby, who was in the car during the attack, according to the report.

The victim told deputies that White had been harassing her and had gone to the Sheriff’s Office Tuesday morning to speak to deputies about getting a trespassing order and possibly a restraining order against White.

White was charged with third-degree assault.

She was booked and later released from the Spartanburg County Detention Center.