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SC cop shooting shrouded in mystery

...didn't return phone calls. North Augusta Police, the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office and Craven's lawyer, Jack Swerling, declined to comment. The few details released raised concerns among law enforcement experts. In the likely 10 to...
Trial of ex-Aiken deputy continues

...charges from the state Law Enforcement Division. Cooper dismissed the misconduct indictment after Nation's lawyer, Jack Swerling, of Columbia, S.C., made a motion for a direct verdict, stating that misconduct in the office is related to...
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SC woman killed amputee husband, cops say

...husband of 47 years an overdose of medicine, some of which had been prescribed for him and others for her.Attorney Jack Swerling says the charges shocked Carol Ross, who turned herself in to deputies Thursday.
Inmate asks for new trial

...prior to trial, present witnesses, make necessary objections or present a viable defense. He also accuses attorney Jack Swerling of Columbia of failing to present worthy arguments in an appeal, which was rejected earlier this year by the South...
Poisoning allegedly went on for 4 months

...loving wife who was the only person by his bedside the full two days he spent hospitalized before his death. Attorney Jack Swerling said Mr. Spotts was looking to meet a woman from the Philippines when someone introduced them in 1992. They traveled...
Former sheriff indicted on 47 new allegations

...drug dealers Melvin protected last summer, but the sheriff steered him toward investigating a nightclub instead.Jack Swerling, Melvin's attorney, did not immediately respond to an e-mail message. His office says he is on vacation.In...
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Ex-SC sheriff pleads not guilty to new drug charges

...selection in Melvin's case is set to begin Oct. 21, and several co-defendants have agreed to testify against him. Jack Swerling, Melvin's attorney, did not immediately respond to an e-mail message.
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North Florence community struggles to overcome drugs, violence with new programs

...What we're trying to do is help people." But some have reservations about the new DSS program. Defense attorney Jack Swerling said he thinks people naturally look for abuse and neglect. "But to go ahead and have people trained by DSS, an...
Judge bars Internet ID from trial

...It's not the only way to ID them," Mr. Plowden said, "but it's a very helpful way." Mr. Odom's attorney, Jack Swerling, of Columbia, said the decision was based on a conflict between federal law and state law. The order to obtain his...
Columbia court gets high-tech makeover

...Basham's trial will last as long as six weeks. Mr. Schools said it would be longer without the courtroom technology. Jack Swerling, one of Mr. Basham's lawyers, has found no drawbacks with the electronic setup. Defense lawyers, prosecutors...