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Arrest

  • A judge in South Carolina has denied bond for a prominent South Carolina attorney who has become embroiled in two multimillion-dollar insurance fraud cases months after he found his wife and son dead in their home. Circuit Judge Clifton Newman issued the decision Tuesday after hearing attorneys describe how Alex Murdaugh used portions of a $3.4 million insurance payment to pay his father, personal credit card bills and himself. T
  • A prominent South Carolina lawyer has been charged with stealing insurance settlements meant for the sons of his late housekeeper. State police say Alex Murdaugh was arrested Thursday at a drug rehab facility in Orlando, Florida, where his attorneys say he has spent the past six weeks since claiming he was shot in the head. Warrants detailing the arrest on two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses were not immediately released. But state police say they involve Murdaugh's housekeeper for decades, Gloria Satterfield. A lawsuit filed by the housekeeper's sons says Murdaugh arranged for more than $4 million in insurance payments over Satterfield's death but never turned the money over to her family.
  • A man suspected of murder in El Salvador was arrested Thursday in South Carolina. WSAV-TV reports the Bluffton Police Department, with help from other agencies, arrested 23-year-old Erick Salvador Hernandez Bonilla on Lady's Island. Bonilla is wanted by the International Criminal Police Organization, also known as Interpol.