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Man gets 25 years in slaying of friend

The murder trial of a man accused of shooting a lifetime friend ended in a guilty plea to voluntary manslaughter Monday.

Kendall Corbett of North had been accused of killing Thomas Tremaine Hook, 31, in March 2006.

Hook died at a hospital 11 hours after police said he was robbed, shot five times and dumped out of a truck on Rivers Avenue.

As he lay on the ground, Hook told an officer "Kendall Corbett robbed me, took my wallet and shot me," according to a police report. Columbia police later arrested Corbett.

Corbett was given 25 years in prison by Circuit Judge Edward B. Cottingham.

Carrying gun openly results in arrest

A man who said he thought having a concealed weapons permit meant he could wear his .45-caliber handgun in public view was arrested on charges of unlawful carrying of a pistol.

North Charleston police got a call Sunday afternoon about a man walking around a store at 7800 Rivers Ave. Officers saw him walk out of the store and noted a black handgun in a holster in public view.

The owner had a concealed weapons permit and told officers he thought that meant "having it on you," police reported.

Officers said Nathan Charles Dailey, 22, of Summerville, wasn't carrying the pistol within the regulations of the permit because it wasn't hidden from public view in normal wear of clothing.

The handgun was loaded with a bullet in the chamber, and the safety was off, police said.

Prostitution sting nets 8 men, 1 wife

North Charleston police arrested eight men and one woman during a prostitution investigation Saturday night in the area of Stall and Midland Park roads.

All were arrested for solicitation for prostitution after police said they approached an undercover officer and offered her from $8 to $40 for sex acts. The woman who was arrested was with her husband, police said.

Leaders to meet with Hispanics

North Charleston officials are hosting a public meeting tonight to discuss issues affecting the Hispanic community, crime statistics and crime prevention.

The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. in New Covenant Church of God at 7363 Stall Road, near Ashley Phosphate Road. Mayor Keith Summey, Councilwoman Rhonda Jerome and members of the police department are scheduled to attend.

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