If you have any information about these crimes or any person(s) involved, you are urged to submit a Web Tip by clicking on the Submit a Tip button beside each case, submit a tip using the P3 Tips app or call Midlands Crimestoppers.
If you are a law enforcement agency within the Midlands and have an Unsolved Case to display, please contact your Crimestoppers Coordinator.
Murder - Hook Rd, Winnsboro, SCSTATUS
September 24, 2019
The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about the death of Thelma Alejandra Villegas Rios. The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office located the body of Ms. Villegas Rios, a 21 year old Hispanic female, on the morning of Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at approximately 8:40 A.M. Ms. Villegas Rios was reported missing by her family the following day to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on the morning of Thursday July 25, 2019. Her body was located off of Hook Road in Winnsboro, S. C. near the intersection of Interstate 77 and SC Hwy 200 (Exit 48) and has been ruled a Homicide. The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this homicide in conjunction with Charlotte Mecklenburg-Police Department. If you have any information about this incident you are urged to contact the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 635-4141 or to remain anonymous please contact Midlands Crimestoppers.
Murder - Helena Community, Newberry, SCSTATUS
September 17, 2019
The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office and Midlands Crimestoppers need your help solving the homicide of 40 year old, black female, Sharonda Shontay Sims. She was walking home on Drayton Street near Cherry Lane during the early morning hours on September 17, 2019 when she was shot and killed. This incident occurred in the Helena Community of Newberry County. Anyone with information or knowledge of this homicide is asked to contact Midlands Crimestoppers. You can provide information anonymously. A CASH REWARD of up to $1,000 is being offered for any information that leads to an arrest in this case.Unsolved Newberry Shooting gets New Attention
Armed Robbery - Grand Central Truck Stop, Winnsboro, SCSTATUS
August 31, 2019
The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the two individuals in the photographs. On August 31st, 2019, the Grand Central Truck Stop on SC 200 at the intersection of I-77 in the Winnsboro area of Fairfield County, was robbed by these two individuals. They wore masks and were armed with a hammer and a large knife, believed to be a machete. One of the subjects returned on September 9th, 2019 with the large knife and robbed the store again. A 4-door vehicle, dark in color (see photo below), is believed to have been used in this incident. If you have any information about this incident or can identify either of these individuals, click on Submit a Tip. Your identity will be kept anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00.
Suspects Robbed Truck Stop with Hammer, Machete
Shooting - Poplar St, Winnsboro, SCSTATUS
August 17, 2019
WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a suspect involved in a recent shooting incident in the Poplar Street area of Winnsboro.
Charles Bouknight, 30, is wanted for 4 counts of Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime and Discharging a Firearm into a Dwelling during an incident that occurred Saturday, Aug. 17 in the 400 block of Poplar Street.
If anyone has information regarding his location or this incident, they are asked to contact the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office (803-635-4141) or to remain anonymous contact Midlands Crimestoppers 888-CRIMESC (274-6372). If anyone sees Bouknight, they are urged to immediately call 911.
Sheriff Seeks Shooting Suspect
Theft of Checks, Calhoun County, SCSTATUS
June 17, 2019
The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office and Midlands Crimestoppers need your help identifying the suspect(s) involved with the theft of checks that occurred in Calhoun County. The blank checks were stolen from the glove box of the victim’s vehicle sometime between 4/20/19 and 5/1/19. The suspect(s) were later captured on video surveillance on 5/1/19 and 5/8/19 cashing checks in the amounts of $13,000 and $16,000 at the Lowe’s Home Improvement store.
SCHP Trooper Struck - Hit & Run, Orangeburg County, SCSTATUS
June 10, 2019
The South Carolina Highway Patrol is seeking information about a Hit and Run collision in which a state trooper was struck by a vehicle that was fleeing a driver’s license checkpoint. The trooper received great bodily injuries as a result of the collision.
When: Monday, June 10, 2019 at approximately 11:00 p.m.
Where: Till Road near Langley Road in Orangeburg County, South Carolina.
Vehicle Breakins - Clarence Coker Hwy, Clarendon CountySTATUS
June 03, 2019
The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office and Midlands Crimestoppers need your help identifying the suspect(s) responsible for breaking into eight vehicles in the Turbeville area of Clarendon County. The incident occurred during the early morning hours on 6/3/2019 around 2 AM. The vehicles were located in the driveways between the 3100 to 3400 block of Clarence Coker Hwy near I-95.
Home video surveillance captured the following images of at least two suspects that appear to be young males. They entered the unlocked vehicles and stole an unknown amount of cash and loose change. No other items were stolen. This is the second time in a year the vehicle owners have been victimized.
Murder of Cody Hawkins - Greenwood, SCSTATUS
May 19, 2019
A private donation has been made in hopes of generating information on the Cody Alex Hawkins murder. A $2,000 REWARD is being offered for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s) involved with this case. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Midlands Crimestoppers to provide information anonymously. A tip can be submitted in one of the following ways:
MOBILE TIP — Download the new P3 Tips app on your Apple or Android Device
$2,000 reward offered for information on Cody Hawkins' killer
WEB TIP — go to the Midlands Crimestoppers website at www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and click Submit a Tip
PHONE TIP — call toll free number at 1-888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372)
Murder - City of Orangeburg, SCSTATUS
February 10, 2019
ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Orangeburg police are asking for the public's help to find a woman accused of killing a man in Orangeburg on Sunday.
Police say 18-year-old Tyekiva Harvin is charged with murder after she struck 68-year-old Bobby Huggins in the face with a hammer on Sunday.
Police say Harvin, who they believe was living with Huggins, struck him in the face with a hammer. After being struck, police say Huggins followed her into the living room area, where an unknown man shot Huggins several times. Both suspects left the scene, but police say they don't know if they are together.
Harvin, who is also known to go by "Paris Miller" and "Ty," is described as an 18-year-old black woman with black hair and brown eyes who stands 5-feet, 10-inches tall and weighs around 204 pounds.
Police say Harvin may be homeless or with or other people somewhere in the Sumter, Florence or Myrtle Beach areas. Police warn Harvin and any associates with her may be armed.
If you think you see Harvin or have any information as to her whereabouts or the murder should call Investigator Eric Free at (803) 534-2812, the Orangeburg Department of Public Safety at (803) 533-5900 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously in any of the following ways:
Homeless woman wanted for murder after striking 68-year-old man in face with hammer, Orangeburg police say
Armed Robbery - Grand Central Station, Fairfield County, SCSTATUS
January 24, 2019
On January 24th, 2019, at approximately 2:16am, a black male entered Grand Central Station, a convenience store located at exit 48 off of I-77 in Fairfield County, presented a handgun, and demanded money from the two (2) clerks. The suspect had short black hair and was wearing grey sweat pants, a black shirt, a dark grey wool type coat, and a black ski-type mask. He had a silver semi-automatic handgun that was covered with a thin black sock. He stated “Give me the money” repeatedly, “I’m not playing” and “Hurry up, hurry up, hurry up.” He left in a silver, or grey, Acura with tinted windows driven by a 2nd suspect. The total cash stolen was approximately $600.00.