CHASE ENDING SHOOTOUT
BELIEVING SUSPECT WAS INVOLVED IN AN EARLIER HIT AND RUN OFFICER WAS IN PURSUIT OF SUSPECT; AFTER SUSPECT'S VEHICLE WAS WRECKED HE RAN OUT OF THE WINDOW OF THE VEHICLE WITH A SHOT GUN AND EXCHANGED SHOTS WITH OFFICER; OFFICER WAS SHOT IN THE ARM AND CHEST; SUSPECT WAS SHOT IN THE CHEST; SUSPECT WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY;
Citadel Of South Carolina
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - MARCH 3: (AUDIO OMITTED) Slow motion of driving in Citadel campus on March 3, 2022 in Charleston, South Carolina. The Citadel is a Military College of South Carolina established in 1842. (Footage by WW NEWS/Getty Images)
COUNCILWOMAN IN A DITCH (2009)
Police in Charleston released dash camera video on Thursday of a June 26 incident involving City Councilwoman Deborah Morinelli. Morinelli was arrested for DUI after driving into a ditch. In the video, Morinelli can be seen trying to stand but she falls into the ditch on the side of the road. She finally had to be carried from the ditch by two officers. Dash cam video shows Charleston Councilwoman Deborah Morinelli drunk and falling after she drove her car into a ditch. Police found a half-empty wine bottle and removed several mini bottles of wine from the vehicle, which can also be seen in the video. Morinelli was charged with driving under the influence and having an open container in a motor vehicle. She pleaded guilty to the charges last week and was ordered to pay fines that total more than $2,500.
New Building Constructions In Charleston
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - MARCH 3: (AUDIO OMITTED) Drive past construction site on March 3, 2022 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Footage by WW NEWS/Getty Images)
Plane Flying And Highway Traffic In Charleston
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - MARCH 3: (AUDIO OMITTED) Drive on March 3, 2022 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Footage by WW NEWS/Getty Images)
CONNECTED COP CONNECTS WITH PAVEMENT 2009
A North Charleston police officer is placed on administrative duty and under investigation after Dorchester deputies pulled her over for speeding. On Christmas Eve, officers charged 41-year-old Christine Phinney, the wife of a Dorchester County Sheriff's Lieutenant, with offenses that could have put her behind bars, but she never went to jail. "I'm a police officer," yelled Phinney on the dash cam video. "Do you know see my torn lip? Do you not see my lip?" Police say she was handcuffed and wrestled to the ground. After the small fight she said, "He's going to love it when he gets sued for a (expletive) fat lip." Phinney worked as an officer with North Charleston Police Department. "I pull people for driving 100 mph, you know what they say? I'm a narcotics officer in an unmarked vehicle. Well just slow it down and have a good night. As long as the show me a badge, I don't care," said Phinney. She tells the deputy she is Tony Phinney's wife, a lieutenant with the same agency that pulled her over. Despite her connection, they charged her with disorderly conduct and reckless driving. Maj. John Garrison says the majority of people with those charges get a court date, but they're not taken to jail. "It's not like there was preference shown it was treated like any other case," said Garrison. It all started after officers saw Phinney speeding down Central Avenue in Summerville. They say she drove in the median and passed cars pulled over for the blue lights. Eventually she turned in to the White Gables subdivision and stopped for officers. An incident report says they clocked her going 65 in a 40 mph speed zone. "In this instance it did involve another police officer. Her supervisors in North Charleston were notified. They responded and requested that they be allowed to take custody of her. They did what they had to do as far as department police and their internal affairs investigation," said Maj. Garrison. He says she could be fined, spend up to 60 days in jail, and get six points on her license for the charges. He says alcohol was not a factor.
Overpass Bridge And Highway Traffic In Charleston
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - MARCH 3: (AUDIO OMITTED) Drive to highway exit on March 3, 2022 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Footage by WW NEWS/Getty Images)
OFFICER RUN DOWN BY TEEN (3 ANGLES)
Charleston, SC While on Patrol Hanahan K-9 Police officer C. Veazey observed a beige van that matched the description of a stolen vehicle. After running the plates the van came back as still stolen. After calling for backup to initiate a felony traffic stop a pursuit ensued. After three other officers J.A Barbare, Catell and Chapman lined up behind Veazey they initiated the stop and the Van seemed to comply at first and then accelerated. During the Pursuit Officer Veazey's car malfunctioned and he turned the lead on the pursuit to Officer Cattell. Cattell, Chapman and Barbare pursued the vehicle until the driver entered a dead end street and turned around to continue fleeing. When cornered by the cruisers 17 year old Jesse Clayton Baugh tried to ram his van through the police cruisers. Officers pulled their weapons and started firing at the suspect who ran over Officer Chapman and crashed into his cruiser head on. Officer Chapman barely escaped death as he was able to roll out from under the van and continue to fire at the suspect. Officer Veazey rolled up on the scene towards the end and arrested the suspect by pulling him through the Van window. Officer Chapman suffered a broken right foot in the incident. the Suspect was not hit by any of the bullets and was charged with 3 counts of Assault and Battery with intent to Kill, Failure to Stop and possession of a Stolen Vehicle. The Suspect was underage at the time of the crime and accepted and plea arrangement to 18 months as a youthful offender. Suspect Jesse Clayton Baugh - DOB 12/07/86
UPS Truck Drive Down the Road In Charleston
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - MARCH 3: (AUDIO OMITTED) Utility workers are repairing the stoplight on March 3, 2022 in Charleston, South Carolina. (WW News/GETTYIMAGES)
New Building Constructions And Fountain AT Waterfront Park In Charleston
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - MARCH 3: (AUDIO OMITTED) Slow motion of driving in downtown and past construction site on March 3, 2022 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Footage by WW NEWS/Getty Images)
Slow Motion Of Plane Flying And Highway Traffic In Charleston
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - MARCH 3: (AUDIO OMITTED) Drive on March 3, 2022 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Footage by WW NEWS/Getty Images)
Citadel Of South Carolina
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - MARCH 3: (AUDIO OMITTED) Drive in Citadel campus on March 3, 2022 in Charleston, South Carolina. The Citadel is a Military College of South Carolina established in 1842. (Footage by WW NEWS/Getty Images)
Murray Boulevard In Charleston
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - MARCH 3: (AUDIO OMITTED) Drive down Murray Boulevard on March 3, 2022 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Footage by WW NEWS/Getty Images)
Apartments And Plane Flying In Charleston
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - MARCH 3: (AUDIO OMITTED) Slow motion of driving in residential area on March 3, 2022 in Charleston, South Carolina, a plane is flying in the background (Footage by WW NEWS/Getty Images)
UPS Truck Drive Down the Road In Charleston
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - MARCH 3: (AUDIO OMITTED) Utility workers are repairing the stoplight on March 3, 2022 in Charleston, South Carolina. (WW News/GETTYIMAGES)
Patriots Point Road In Charleston
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - MARCH 3: (AUDIO OMITTED) Drive on Patriots Point Road on March 3, 2022 in Charleston, South Carolina. The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is nearby. (Footage by WW NEWS/Getty Images)
Patriots Point Road In Charleston
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - MARCH 3: (AUDIO OMITTED) Drive on Patriots Point Road on March 3, 2022 in Charleston, South Carolina. The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is nearby. (Footage by WW NEWS/Getty Images)
Slow Motion Of Driving In Charleston
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - MARCH 3: (AUDIO OMITTED) Utility workers are repairing the stoplight on March 3, 2022 in Charleston, South Carolina. (WW News/GETTYIMAGES)
Murray Boulevard In Charleston
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - MARCH 3: (AUDIO OMITTED) Drive down Murray Boulevard on March 3, 2022 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Footage by WW NEWS/Getty Images)
Murray Boulevard In Charleston
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - MARCH 3: (AUDIO OMITTED) Drive down Murray Boulevard on March 3, 2022 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Footage by WW NEWS/Getty Images)
Drive To Citadel Of South Carolina
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - MARCH 3: (AUDIO OMITTED) Drive to Citadel campus on March 3, 2022 in Charleston, South Carolina. The Citadel is a Military College of South Carolina established in 1842. (Footage by WW NEWS/Getty Images)
New Building Constructions And Fountain AT Waterfront Park In Charleston
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - MARCH 3: (AUDIO OMITTED) Slow motion of driving in downtown and past construction site on March 3, 2022 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Footage by WW NEWS/Getty Images)
Fast Motion Time-lapse Of Traffic Jam In Charleston
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - MARCH 3: (AUDIO OMITTED) Cars drive down the road on March 3, 2022 in Charleston, South Carolina. (WW News/GETTYIMAGES)
Citadel Of South Carolina
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - MARCH 3: (AUDIO OMITTED) Drive in Citadel campus on March 3, 2022 in Charleston, South Carolina. The Citadel is a Military College of South Carolina established in 1842. (Footage by WW NEWS/Getty Images)