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U.S. Marshals arrest Laurens fugitive in Greenville

A man wanted by Laurens Police for an attempted murder was arrested by U.S. Marshals Thursday in Greenville. Davoris Tanyata Smiley is charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime in connection with a shooting incident that occurred in October in Laurens. A release from the Laurens…

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LPD Chief Latimore to lead U.S. Marshals Service in state

Laurens Police Chief Chrissie Latimore is leaving her post with the LPD to become the U.S. Marshal for South Carolina. The LPD announced Latimore’s nomination for the top spot in the U.S. Marshals Service in the District of South Carolina Monday night with a social media post. Pending confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Latimore will…

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Early morning hoax call causes alarm for Laurens neighborhood

Laurens, South Carolina – Residents in the Moreland Ave. area of Laurens were awakened early Monday morning by Laurens police seeking a possible shooting victim from a call that was later determined to be a hoax. The call came into dispatch about 3:50 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6. “It sounded allegedly like a small child who…

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Latimore, Ledda in top ranks of S.C. Police Chief Association

Laurens County, South Carolina – Laurens County now has two law enforcement officials holding top spots in the South Carolina Police Chief Association following this past weekend’s SCPCA annual leadership conference. Laurens Police Chief Chrissie Latimore was installed as the president of the South Carolina Police Chief Association, and Clinton Police Chief Sonny Ledda was…

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Upstate K-9s, handlers gather in Laurens for training

See full story in the Wednesday  Jan. 27 issue of The Laurens County Advertiser Laurens, South Carolina – As part of a large-scale training program, K-9 officers and their handlers from five different Upstate police departments spent Monday and Tuesday searching through office space, storage areas and the property outside the former Todd Distributor building.…

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High speed chase ends with wreck in Laurens

First update –  8:15 p.m. Laurens , South Carolina – According to reports, a white Chevy Caprice crashed into a tree near SC Hwy 14 following a high speed chase through and near Laurens City limits shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday evening. Officers were seen searching the area for the car’s occupants. Laurens City Police Chief…

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