Wednesday, July 4, 2012
SLED investigating death.
ANDERSON COUNTY, SC -- A local toddler is dead after he shot himself in the head with a deputy's gun. The Greenville News is reporting an Anderson County deputy who lives in the home had left his gun on a bedroom counter before leaving the home to run errands. Two-year-old Josiah Tate found the gun and was playing with it when it went off, killing him, according to Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown. The State Law Enforcement Division has been called in to investigate. According to Kids Health, young children possess the finger strength needed to pull the trigger on a firearm. Kids Health recommends that guns be kept locked and unloaded, and the ammunition should be stored separately. Hiding a gun is not enough. Guns and ammo both…
Thursday, April 19, 2012
SLED arrests former employee after more than 228,000 Medicaid records transferred to personal email account.
Updated: A former Department of Health and Human Services employee was arrested Thursday for allegedly transferring the personal information of more than 228,000 state Medicaid recipients to his personal email, according to the State Law Enforcement Division. Christopher Lykes, 36, of Swansea, was charged with five counts of Medically Indigent Act confidentiality violations and one count of disclosure of confidential information. Lykes was booked at the Richland County Detention Center and his bond was set at $100,000. On April 10, DHHS discovered the breach and contacted SLED. The next day SLED agents seized Lykes work and personal computer. Lykes allegedly collected names, phone numbers, addresses, birth dates and Medicaid ID numbers of …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
End of illegal video poker machines a top priority for State Law Enforcement Division head
The State newspaper in Columbia reported on Tuesday that Mark Keel, chief of the State Law Enforcement Division, is working on a plan to stop the illegal use of video poker machines in convenience stores and elsewhere. The use of video poker machines was banned statewide beginning in 2000. Then it was said the unregulated and untaxed games were the state's biggest industry, bringing in $3 billion a year. No details about the specifics of the plan were given Tuesday.