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South Carolina man who says he shot and killed his daughter after mistaking her for a potential intruder was arrested Monday on drug charges, officials said.

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said Jermaine Pressley, 43, was charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession with intent to distribute cocaine after the drugs were discovered inside his home.

Deputies had been at the home investigating the fatal shooting of his daughter, 23-year-old Nadeja Jermainequa Pressley, on Sunday.

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Officials had previously told FOX Carolina that Pressley opened fire just after 1 a.m. on Sunday because he thought his daughter was an intruder attempting to gain entry into their home.

Jermaine Pressley is facing drug charges after heroin and cocaine were discovered in his home as police were investigating the shooting death of his daughter.

Jermaine Pressley is facing drug charges after heroin and cocaine were discovered in his home as police were investigating the shooting death of his daughter. (Greenville County Sheriff’s Office)

Pressley fired through the door, striking his daughter, who was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a coroner. An autopsy was planned for Monday.

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Pressley, who has a prior conviction for possession with intent to distribute heroin, was denied bond a hearing on Sunday, according to the Greenville News.

He’s currently being held at the Greenville County Detention Center on no bond.

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The 43-year-old has not been charged in his daughter’s death, but investigators said the investigation is ongoing

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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South Carolina man who says he shot and killed his daughter after mistaking her for a potential intruder was arrested Monday on drug charges, officials said.

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said Jermaine Pressley, 43, was charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession with intent to distribute cocaine after the drugs were discovered inside his home.

Deputies had been at the home investigating the fatal shooting of his daughter, 23-year-old Nadeja Jermainequa Pressley, on Sunday.

COPS SEARCHING 3 STATES FOR ‘ARMED AND DANGEROUS’ PERSON WHO ‘VIOLENTLY’ ASSAULTED PREGNANT WOMAN IN MARYLAND

Officials had previously told FOX Carolina that Pressley opened fire just after 1 a.m. on Sunday because he thought his daughter was an intruder attempting to gain entry into their home.

Jermaine Pressley is facing drug charges after heroin and cocaine were discovered in his home as police were investigating the shooting death of his daughter.

Jermaine Pressley is facing drug charges after heroin and cocaine were discovered in his home as police were investigating the shooting death of his daughter. (Greenville County Sheriff’s Office)

Pressley fired through the door, striking his daughter, who was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a coroner. An autopsy was planned for Monday.

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Pressley, who has a prior conviction for possession with intent to distribute heroin, was denied bond a hearing on Sunday, according to the Greenville News.

He’s currently being held at the Greenville County Detention Center on no bond.

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The 43-year-old has not been charged in his daughter’s death, but investigators said the investigation is ongoing

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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As more states across the nation advance abortion restrictions, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster told Fox News he will sign the state’s “heartbeat” abortion ban when it reaches his desk.

The Republican governor told “Fox & Friends” he pledges to put the law, which is awaiting debate in the Senate after passing in the House, into effect as soon as possible.

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“Well, I’ll sign it immediately and it will go into effect,” McMaster said. “The momentum is moving towards protecting life and South Carolina is a very pro-life state.”

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McMaster’s comments come as Alabama passed the most restrictive abortion ban in the country, putting a hard stop at six weeks and with no exceptions for rape and incest. Other states that have passed similar bills include Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, and Georgia.

The South Carolina leader said that the state will allow for some exceptions and the main point of the bill is that once a heartbeat is detected — which can be as early as six weeks — abortion is illegal. The state currently bans abortions after 20 weeks of gestation.

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“You got to draw the line somewhere,” he added. “There are a lot of people that say you are a person at conception.”

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“Life is precious,” McMaster said, “and we must protect it.”

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As more states across the nation advance abortion restrictions, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster told Fox News he will sign the state’s “heartbeat” abortion ban when it reaches his desk.

The Republican governor told “Fox & Friends” he pledges to put the law, which is awaiting debate in the Senate after passing in the House, into effect as soon as possible.

JIM CARREY’S PRO-ABORTION TWEET BACKFIRES: ‘YOU BLESSED THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT WITH THIS’

“Well, I’ll sign it immediately and it will go into effect,” McMaster said. “The momentum is moving towards protecting life and South Carolina is a very pro-life state.”

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McMaster’s comments come as Alabama passed the most restrictive abortion ban in the country, putting a hard stop at six weeks and with no exceptions for rape and incest. Other states that have passed similar bills include Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, and Georgia.

The South Carolina leader said that the state will allow for some exceptions and the main point of the bill is that once a heartbeat is detected — which can be as early as six weeks — abortion is illegal. The state currently bans abortions after 20 weeks of gestation.

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“You got to draw the line somewhere,” he added. “There are a lot of people that say you are a person at conception.”

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“Life is precious,” McMaster said, “and we must protect it.”

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A South Carolina father fatally shot his adult daughter early Sunday after mistaking her for an intruder, authorities said.

The shooting occurred at a Greenville home at about 1 a.m. The victim was identified as Nadeja Jermainequa Pressley, 23. Her father reportedly shot through a door at the home. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Fox Carolina reported that the shooting is being investigated.

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A neighbor told another local outlet that she heard two gunshots and saw police everywhere.

“That’s just a sad feeling,” she said.

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A South Carolina father fatally shot his adult daughter early Sunday after mistaking her for an intruder, authorities said.

The shooting occurred at a Greenville home at about 1 a.m. The victim was identified as Nadeja Jermainequa Pressley, 23. Her father reportedly shot through a door at the home. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Fox Carolina reported that the shooting is being investigated.

COLUMBINE SHOOTING SURVIVOR FOUND DEAD IN HOME

A neighbor told another local outlet that she heard two gunshots and saw police everywhere.

“That’s just a sad feeling,” she said.

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An 8-year-old boy in South Carolina died Tuesday after he was shot during an apparent home invasion in which the homeowner and intruder both fired their weapons at each other, authorities said.

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the child as Mason Hanahan, according to a news release.

He was pronounced dead after arriving at a hospital “as a result of an apparent gunshot wound.”

South Carolina investigators said an 8-year-old boy was shot Tuesday and later died after a homeowner and intruder exchanged gunfire.

South Carolina investigators said an 8-year-old boy was shot Tuesday and later died after a homeowner and intruder exchanged gunfire. (Google Maps)

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Investigators said a mask-wearing man who broke into the Lexington home may have been shot during the gunfire exchange. He drove away after the shots were fired, the State newspaper in Columbia reported.

Investigators did not immediately release a description of him. “We’re still working to piece the sequence of events together but getting a name on the man who fled the scene will be the most helpful to us,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said in a statement.

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“The death of the young child during this incident is tragic and our hearts go out to his family.”

The homeowner also suffered a gunshot wound, but his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening, investigators added.

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An 8-year-old boy in South Carolina died Tuesday after he was shot during an apparent home invasion in which the homeowner and intruder both fired their weapons at each other, authorities said.

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the child as Mason Hanahan, according to a news release.

He was pronounced dead after arriving at a hospital “as a result of an apparent gunshot wound.”

South Carolina investigators said an 8-year-old boy was shot Tuesday and later died after a homeowner and intruder exchanged gunfire.

South Carolina investigators said an 8-year-old boy was shot Tuesday and later died after a homeowner and intruder exchanged gunfire. (Google Maps)

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Investigators said a mask-wearing man who broke into the Lexington home may have been shot during the gunfire exchange. He drove away after the shots were fired, the State newspaper in Columbia reported.

Investigators did not immediately release a description of him. “We’re still working to piece the sequence of events together but getting a name on the man who fled the scene will be the most helpful to us,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said in a statement.

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“The death of the young child during this incident is tragic and our hearts go out to his family.”

The homeowner also suffered a gunshot wound, but his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening, investigators added.

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Investigators with the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia said a child found something other than a messy pile of colorful plastic bits in a gift from his mom. He discovered 3.2 pounds of methamphetamine — street value, $40,000 — tucked into what appeared to be an ordinary box of Legos.

Investigator Jim Riggs with the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office told Fox News that a Statesboro, Ga., mother and a couple of her friends drove for about two hours to Charleston, S.C., where they bought the Legos from a consignment shop.

He said when the women returned from the trip and the mother gave her child the toy, there were no Legos to be found inside the container.

What there was, however, was a “big bag of meth.”

“The methamphetamine inside of the box was vacuum sealed, and that keeps it from moving around too much and also helps mask the smell,” said Riggs. He said this was the first time his office had made such a find, “especially in this quantity.”

(Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office)

“On top of the box itself, the Lego box was shrink-wrapped, which is the typical wrapping you find on a toy box or something coming from the factory,” Riggs said. “It was professionally done. It looked like you went to a regular retail store and purchased the box.”

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He added, “Somebody took the time to cover the tracks, most definitely.”

Riggs told Fox News the child’s father called the sheriff’s office and told deputies he suspected the box contained illicit drugs.

Riggs said that once the sheriff’s office “field tested” the substance, the results came back positive for meth. The office then contacted the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Charleston, and it was determined that the consignment shop was itself not involved.

(Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office)

Riggs said the owner of the consignment shop told authorities the person who sold her the Legos said they’d been bought at a local auction.

Authorities suspect the package “was delivered to an address, probably a false address, or an abandoned house,” Riggs said.

Riggs said he thinks that “when a mailman got there and determined it was a false address he took it back with him and put it in a pile of undelivered mail and a lot of times those items are put up for auction if there’s no way to return those items.”

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Riggs said the women who bought the toy box were fortunate they did not encounter law enforcement on their two-hour drive back to Georgia.

“If the ladies would have been stopped on their way from Charleston to Statesboro by law enforcement, and the methamphetamine would have been found, there would have been a lot of explaining to do. It would have been a bad scene,” Riggs said.

As it stands, the mom, her friends and the consignment shop owner have all cooperated with the investigation.

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And an actual culprit? “It would be near impossible to find who did this,” Riggs said, adding that “no charges have been filed at this time.”

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More than three decades after 80-year-old Alice Haynesworth Ryan was found stabbed to death on her kitchen floor, authorities in South Carolina announced Monday a cutting-edge DNA test and dogged work by investigators led to an arrest in her cold case killing.

The Greenville Police Department said Brian Keith Munns, 51, has been charged with murder, burglary, armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime in connection with the nearly 31-year-old case.

“We know the time in between has been painful for the family, and we are elated to bring some closure for them and justice for Ms. Ryan,” Greenville Police Chief Ken Miller said at a news conference.

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Ryan had just come home from chemotherapy treatment as part of her battle with lung cancer on Oct. 8, 1988 when her daughter left to run an errand. When she returned less than two hours later, she discovered her mother’s car was missing, the front door was open and her mother’s dead body was on the kitchen floor.

Brian Keith Munns (left), has been arrested in the 1988 killing of 80-year-old Alice Haynesworth Ryan. Ryan was found stabbed to death at her home in South Carolina.

Brian Keith Munns (left), has been arrested in the 1988 killing of 80-year-old Alice Haynesworth Ryan. Ryan was found stabbed to death at her home in South Carolina. (Greenville Police Department)

Officials said Ryan’s stolen 1967 Ford Galaxie was found between her home and Munns, who lived 2 miles away, in addition to the items used to attack Ryan and stolen from her home.

The DNA that led authorities to Munn was discovered in the car and was finally able to be tested 30 years after her death — though police did not reveal additional details about the evidence.

“Fortunately these detectives have done an amazing job maintaining and preserving evidence,” prosecutor Walt Wilkins said.

Greenville police Chief Ken Miller, left, talks near Thirteenth Circuit Solicitor Walt Wilkins, right, about an arrest in the 1988 cold case homicide of Alice Haynesworth Ryan.

Greenville police Chief Ken Miller, left, talks near Thirteenth Circuit Solicitor Walt Wilkins, right, about an arrest in the 1988 cold case homicide of Alice Haynesworth Ryan. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP)

In April 2017, Greenville police gave the murder case file to its expanded cold case unit. The DNA test came back with a match to Munns in November 2017 and detectives started a number of interviews including with Munns, according to Miller.

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Munns, who is a registered sex offender in South Carolina after a 2001 rape conviction, was arrested in February on lesser charges in Georgia. Miller said he intentionally kept the arrest secret so detectives could do more interviews and get the best case they could. Investigators then conducted dozens of additional interviews, which led to the murder charge.

A Greenville police photo of arrested suspect Brian Keith Munns is displayed as police chief Ken Miller talks about an arrest in the 1988 cold case homicide of Alice Haynesworth Ryan.

A Greenville police photo of arrested suspect Brian Keith Munns is displayed as police chief Ken Miller talks about an arrest in the 1988 cold case homicide of Alice Haynesworth Ryan. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP)

“An acquaintance of the suspect revealed detailed information the suspect described about the murder of Alice Ryan to include method of entry, injuries inflicted, area of the encounter, location of evidence and the timeline of events,” Miller said.

Wilkins said the state will be prosecuting based on the language of the law in 1988 but will not be seeking the death penalty, FOX Carolina reported.

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The chief did not say what may have led Munns to Ryan’s home that day or if he knew her or her family.

Family members who attended the news conference on Monday praised the work of police for finally solving the case, according to the Greenville News.

Joe Ryan, left, of Greenville stands with his wife near a photo of his late mother Alice Haynesworth Ryan, during a city police announcement of an arrest in the 1988 cold case homicide.

Joe Ryan, left, of Greenville stands with his wife near a photo of his late mother Alice Haynesworth Ryan, during a city police announcement of an arrest in the 1988 cold case homicide. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP)

“This is all about perseverance and steadfastness,” Joe Ryan, the son of Alice Ryan, told reporters. “The people who have been working this thing have been unbelievable. They have gone all out and all out for a long period of time, and they don’t give up.”

The cold case squad in Greenville has made arrests in three old cases in the past year. The first two were cracked with DNA results from family genealogy sites.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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