Police seek help finding elderly man
Charleston police are asking for the public's help in locating an 81-year-old man with medical problems who has been missing since Friday.
Leroy Wade, who is in the early stages of dementia, was discharged from Charleston's Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center around 7 p.m. Friday. He left driving his blue 1990 Dodge Caravan, with South Carolina license plate 3384 DM, police said.
Wade, from the Johns Island area, has no history of disappearances, police said. He is known to frequent McDonald's restaurants. Wade was last seen wearing a blue, long-sleeved work shirt, beige pants, a dark jacket, black shoes and a black baseball cap. He is 6 feet 1 inch tall, 165 pounds and has salt-and-pepper hair.
Anyone with information can call Charleston police at 577-7434.
Slaying suspect charged in drug case
A teenager out on bond on a murder charge has been accused of drug possession, North Charleston police said.
Sean Eric Kammerer, 19, of North Charleston, was arrested in the June shooting death of Jesse Mac Ham, 20, in the parking lot of a shopping center at 8421 Dorchester Road.
Officers were investigating another crime Dec. 3 when they saw two men sitting in a Cadillac in an apartment parking lot at 6654 Dorchester Road around 11 p.m., a report said.
Police asked the men to step out of the car. When the doors opened, officers said they got a strong whiff of unburned marijuana and found about 2 ounces of marijuana in three packages.
The driver, identified as Anthony Valentino Moore, 31, of North Charleston, told officers there might be a couple of ounces of marijuana under the car seat but said it wasn't his. Kammerer simply asked, "Can I speak to my lawyer?" a report said.
Police charged Moore with simple possession of marijuana. They charged Kammerer with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana within a half mile of Lambs Elementary School.
Chase nets suspect in armed robbery
An armed robbery suspect North Charleston police said was driving a stolen car was arrested Friday night after a chase.
The suspect was wanted in the robbery of a 38-year-old outside his apartment building at 6520 Dorchester Road. The victim said two men in a white car demanded his wallet and cell phone. One suspect had a handgun, he said.
An officer saw a white Dodge Intrepid on Dorchester Road near Foxwood Drive. Police chased the car until the driver jumped out on Planters Knoll. The Intrepid hit the back of a Chevrolet Cavalier, a report said.
A police dog found the driver in the woods. Police said the Intrepid was reported stolen from Orangeburg County. Paul Kevin Goodwin Jr., 29, of North Charleston, was charged with armed robbery, police said.
Utility to close lock for repair work
Santee Cooper will close the Pinopolis Lock at its Lake Moultrie dam Wednesday and Thursday for repairs to one of the gates.
Salmons Dredging Co. will conduct the repairs. The work will begin Wednesday morning.