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Statement from United States Attorney Tim Garrison
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Statement from United States Attorney Tim Garrison

Statement from United States Attorney Tim Garrison (STL.News) Federal law enforcement authorities have publicly expressed concern about the potential for violent demonstrations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia leading up to Inauguration Day on Jan. 20. My concern, as the chief representative of the U.S. Department of Justice in the Western District of Missouri, is not with peaceful rallies or responsible public expressions of opinion.  The U.S. Constitution guarantees all citizens the right “peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” My determination to protect our Constitutional rights, however, is matched by my utmost respect for law and order. I stand with our law enforcement partners, who will take all necessary measures to p...
Missouri Auto Accident Involving Bradley A Moddes from Columbia, MO
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Missouri Auto Accident Involving Bradley A Moddes from Columbia, MO

(STL.News) The Missouri Highway Patrol reported a traffic accident.  We regret to report this accident/news, but wish that everybody involved, and their families the best. Missouri Auto Accident Report: involving Bradley A. Moddes from Columbia, Missouri Date: January 17, 2021 Time: 3:40 pm Number of Vehicles: 1 Driver Name (1): Bradley A. Moddes - 30 - from Columbia, Missouri Driver Name (2): N/A Injury Driver (1): Moderate Injury Driver (2): N/A Vehicle Description (1): 1986 Pontiac 6000 Vehicle Description (2): N/A Incident ID Number: 210027212 County: Cole County Location: US 54 Eastbound at Old Ridge Road Driver Insurance (1): None Driver Insurance (2): N/A Vehicle (s) Direction: Eastbound Investigated by: Trooper CA Winter #1113 T...
Lexington: Natalie Michelle Quarles Sentenced For Multiple Charges
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Lexington: Natalie Michelle Quarles Sentenced For Multiple Charges

Lexington Woman, Natalie Michelle Quarles Sentenced to Nine Years in Federal Prison on Firearm and Methamphetamine Charges Columbia, S.C (STL.News) United States Attorney Peter M. McCoy, Jr. announced today that Natalie Michelle Quarles, 45, of Lexington, was sentenced to nine years in federal prison after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  The charges followed a traffic stop in which Quarles possessed a loaded firearm; approximately $1,400.00 in cash; marijuana, oxycodone and acetaminophen pills; hydrocodone and acetaminophen pills; amphetamine pills; and methamphetamine. Evidence presented in court established that on July 3, 2018, a deputy with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department...
Michael R. Sherwin’s Statement Of Condemning Violence
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Michael R. Sherwin’s Statement Of Condemning Violence

Acting United States Attorney for the District of Columbia Michael R. Sherwin's Statement Condemning Violence against the Media and Inviting the Report of Such Violence WASHINGTON (STL.News) The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, along with its law enforcement partners, is aware of reports of violence, including assaults, threats, and property damage, against members of the press while they were engaged in covering events unfolding at the United States Capitol on January 6. Such violence will not be tolerated.  We are resolutely committed to upholding the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment, including speech, peaceful assembly, and press, and we will investigate, prosecute, and hold accountable anyone who attempts to obstruct or curtail these freedoms thr...
U.S. Attorney Condemns Violence at U.S. Capitol
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U.S. Attorney Condemns Violence at U.S. Capitol

U.S. Attorney Condemns Violence at U.S. Capitol Kelly Thornton (619) 546-9726 SAN DIEGO (STL.News) U.S. Attorney Robert Brewer issued the following statement: On January 6, 2021, a mob attacked the United States Capitol.  This was a shameful and reprehensible affront to our democracy, and I condemn it in the strongest possible way.  Our Constitution protects the rights of free speech and assembly, but it does not protect mob violence, threats to harm public officials, assaults on law enforcement officers, or damage to government buildings.  Those who engage in these behaviors commit serious crimes, and our criminal justice system will hold them accountable. We will work closely with our law enforcement partners, including the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Columbia, to e...
Columbia: Bobby Tucker Sentenced for Paying Bribes to OTR Official
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Columbia: Bobby Tucker Sentenced for Paying Bribes to OTR Official

Former Office of Tax and Revenue Head of Collections, Bobby Tucker Sentenced for Paying Bribes to OTR Official to Help Consulting Client WASHINGTON (STL.News) Bobby Tucker, 63, former Chief of Collections for the District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue (“OTR”) was sentenced today to 14 months of incarceration for his conviction for a bribery charge stemming from a scheme in which he paid bribes to an OTR official in order to reduce the tax liabilities of a business he consulted and to take other actions to benefit Tucker’s business interests as opportunities arose. The announcement was made by Acting U.S. Attorney Michael R. Sherwin, Special Agent in Charge James A. Dawson of the FBI Washington Field Office, Criminal Division and Inspector General Daniel W. Lucas, District of Co...
Columbia: 19 KC Residents Indicted for Insurance Fraud Conspiracy
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Columbia: 19 KC Residents Indicted for Insurance Fraud Conspiracy

19 Columbia, KC Residents Indicted for $1.2 Million Insurance Fraud Conspiracy JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) Nineteen defendants, primarily from the Columbia and Kansas City, Missouri, areas, have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a $1.2 million insurance fraud conspiracy that involved false claims of injuries suffered in car accidents. Lawrence Courtney Lawhorn, 32, and Latoya Marie Brown, 35, who resided in Columbia and in the Kansas City area; Lauren Courtney Luque, 34, Michael Jadon Carter, 30, Tiera Rachell Wallace, 38, Lanay Deshawn Wallace, 26, Dylan James Danielsson, 26, Larell Montez Banks, 27, Kathy Davvy Kimhang, 29, Michael Lee Gene Stapleton, 34, and Cedrick Shawndale Goldman, 44, all of Columbia; Matthew Stephen Akins, 32, who resided in Columbia an...
Columbia, South Carolina: Communities Asked to Participate in State’s 19th Annual Student Pledge
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Columbia, South Carolina: Communities Asked to Participate in State’s 19th Annual Student Pledge

Columbia, South Carolina: Communities Asked to Participate in State’s 19th Annual Student Pledge Against Gun Violence This Week (STL.News) – United States Attorney Peter M. McCoy, Jr. announced today that the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) is asking community members, parents, and educators of South Carolina students to participate in South Carolina’s 19th Annual Student Pledge Against Gun Violence.  The year’s Pledge runs from October 26 through October 30. In light of the current COVID pandemic preventing the USAO from providing speakers to engage in dialogues with students about the need for them to stand up against violence in their schools, the USAO is asking parents, community members, and schools to have a dialogue with children to make sure they know the steps to keep them...
Columbia, South Carolina: Kenyada Jaqu Convicted of Drug and Firearms Crimes
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Columbia, South Carolina: Kenyada Jaqu Convicted of Drug and Firearms Crimes

Columbia, South Carolina: Kenyada Jaqu Convicted of Drug and Firearms Crimes in First Federal Criminal Jury Trial Since Pandemic (STL.News) – United States Attorney Peter M. McCoy, Jr. announced today that Kenyada Jaqu, 45, of Columbia, was convicted following a jury trial in federal court for possession with intent to distribute heroin and methamphetamine, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute heroin and methamphetamine, being a felon in possession of firearms, and possessing firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking.  This was the first criminal trial in the District of South Carolina since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. “This office has not rested in its efforts to protect the people of South Carolina, to uphold the rule of law, and to vigorously pros...
Columbia: Justice Department Requires Waste Management To Divest Assets In Order
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Columbia: Justice Department Requires Waste Management To Divest Assets In Order

Columbia: Justice Department Requires Waste Management To Divest Assets In Order To Proceed With Advanced Disposal Services Acquisition (STL.News) – The Department of Justice announced today that Waste Management, Inc. (WMI) will be required to divest 15 landfills, 37 transfer stations, 29 hauling locations, over 200 waste collection routes, and other assets in order to proceed with its $4.6 billion acquisition of Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. (ADS).  The department said that without the divestiture, the proposed acquisition would substantially lessen competition for small container commercial waste collection or municipal solid waste disposal services in over 50 local markets. The department’s Antitrust Division filed a civil antitrust lawsuit today in the U.S. District Court for the ...
Columbia, South Carolina: U.S. Attorney McCoy Appoints Election Officers
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Columbia, South Carolina: U.S. Attorney McCoy Appoints Election Officers

Columbia, South Carolina: U.S. Attorney McCoy Appoints Election Officers for the District of South Carolina (STL.News) – United States United States Attorney Peter M. McCoy, Jr. announced today that Assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSAs) John Potterfield and Robert Sneed will lead the efforts of his office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 3, 2020, general election. AUSAs Potterfield and Sneed have been appointed to serve as the District Election Officers (DEOs) for the District of South Carolina and in that capacity they are responsible for overseeing the District’s handling of complaints of election fraud and voting rights concerns in consultation with Justice Department Headquarters in Washington. “Every citizen must be abl...
Columbia, South Carolina: U.S. Attorney McCoy Announces More Than $2.5 Million
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Columbia, South Carolina: U.S. Attorney McCoy Announces More Than $2.5 Million

Columbia, South Carolina: U.S. Attorney McCoy Announces More Than $2.5 Million in Justice Department Grants to Combat Addiction Crisis (STL.News) – United States Attorney Peter M. McCoy, Jr., announced today awards of more than $2.5 million in Department of Justice grants to fight drug abuse and addiction in the District of South Carolina.  The grants were awarded by the Department’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and are part of more than $341 million going to communities nationwide. “The addiction crisis has taken an enormous toll on America’s families and communities, eroding public health, threatening public safety and claiming tens of thousands of lives year after year,” said Attorney General William P. Barr.  “Through comprehensive measures taken by this administration, we have be...
South Carolina: Arrival to Build Electric Vehicle Microfactory in York County
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South Carolina: Arrival to Build Electric Vehicle Microfactory in York County

Arrival to Build Its First U.S. Electric Vehicle Microfactory in York County COLUMBIA, SC (STL.News) Arrival, a global electric vehicle (EV) company, today announced plans to establish its first U.S. Microfactory in York County. The $46 million investment into the region will create 240 new jobs. Founded in 2015 and based in London, England, Arrival works with cities around the world to create zero-emission mobility solutions for today's transportation challenges.  The company’s South Carolina operations will utilize a new cell-based assembly method to produce vehicles rather than a traditional automotive production line, allowing the production of any vehicle from Arrival’s portfolio.  With this model, Arrival occupies a smaller footprint, hence the name "Microfactory."  The Microfactory...
Columbia, South Carolina: U.S. Attorney McCoy Announces $33 Million to Assist Victims
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Columbia, South Carolina: U.S. Attorney McCoy Announces $33 Million to Assist Victims

Columbia, South Carolina: U.S. Attorney McCoy Announces $33 Million to Assist Victims in the District of South Carolina (STL.News) – United States Attorney Peter M. McCoy, Jr., announced today announced more than $33 million in Department of Justice grants to assist victims in the District of South Carolina.  The grants, awarded by the Department’s Office of Justice Programs, are part of almost 1.8 billion distributed to state victim assistance and compensation programs to fund thousands of local victim assistance programs across the country and to provide millions in compensation to victims of crime. The Office for Victims of Crime, a component of the Department’s Office of Justice Programs, flagship formula grant program is supported by the Crime Victims Fund (the Fund), which was estab...
Columbia, South Carolina: Corey Kimani Sanders Sentenced to More Than Three Years
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Columbia, South Carolina: Corey Kimani Sanders Sentenced to More Than Three Years

Columbia, South Carolina: Corey Kimani Sanders Sentenced to More Than Three Years in Federal Prison for Firearm and Ammunition Charge Stemming from “ShotSpotter” Alert (STL.News) – United States Attorney Peter M. McCoy, Jr., announced today that Corey Kimani Sanders, 31, of Columbia, was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. Evidence presented to the court showed that early Sunday morning on September 15, 2019, officers with the Columbia Police Department responded to a “ShotSpotter” alert of numerous shots fired on the Oakland Avenue.  The technology known as “ShotSpotter” relies upon acoustic sensors to pinpoint where gunfire occurs.  Information from the sensors is sent to officers of the Co...
South Carolina, Daye North America Establishing Operations in Charleston County
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South Carolina, Daye North America Establishing Operations in Charleston County

$1.8 Million Investment Will Create 16 New Jobs COLUMBIA, SC (STL.News) Daye North America, a subsidiary of Ningbo Daye Garden Machinery Company, today announced plans to establish operations in Charleston County.  The $1.8 million investment will initially create 16 new jobs. Founded in 2017, Daye North America is an industry leader in the development of innovative, high-quality and easy-to-use outdoor power equipment, including gas-powered and battery-powered lawn mowers, string trimmers, blowers, chainsaws, hedge trimmers, lawn tractors and zero turn radius riding mowers. Located at the Ladson Industrial Park off Highway 78 in North Charleston, Daye North America’s new facility will increase the company’s capacity to meet growing demand for its lawnmowers and power equipment and serve...
South Carolina, Tactical Medical Solutions LLC Expanding Operations in Anderson County
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South Carolina, Tactical Medical Solutions LLC Expanding Operations in Anderson County

Tactical Medical Solutions LLC Expanding Operations in Anderson County More Than $1.7 Million Investment Will Create 21 New Jobs COLUMBIA, SC (STL.News) – Tactical Medical Solutions LLC, a global leading developer and manufacturer of pre-hospital medical products and patient simulators, today announced plans to expand operations in Anderson County.  The company’s more than $1.7 million investment is projected to create 21 new jobs. Founded in 2003, Tactical Medical Solutions LLC supplies customized kits and emergency response supplies to support federal agencies, law enforcement and medical personnel nationwide and internationally.  The company has more than 2,000 products available and a presence in 70 countries around the world. Located at 1250 Harris Bridge Road in Anderson, Tactical ...
Columbia, South Carolina; Former Federal Grand Juror Alicia Coleman Pleads Guilty
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Columbia, South Carolina; Former Federal Grand Juror Alicia Coleman Pleads Guilty

Columbia, South Carolina; Former Federal Grand Juror Alicia Coleman Pleads Guilty to Obstruction of Justice | USAO-SC (STL.News) – United States Attorney Peter M. McCoy, Jr., announced today that Alicia Renee Coleman, 51, of Rock Hill, pleaded guilty in federal court to obstruction of justice. Evidence presented to the court showed that in early June 2018, Coleman communicated secret federal grand jury information concerning an indictment and upcoming arrests in United States v. Hemphill, et al. Coleman learned the information in her capacity while serving as a federal grand juror and communicated the information to a family member in violation of a court order.  Law enforcement quickly learned of the leak, which had made its way to targets of the investigation, and as a result changed th...