New photos from Horry Co. Sheriff’s Office van drowning incident released

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New photos from Horry Co. Sheriff's Office van drowning incident released (Photo: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources)

*WARNING: Photos may be disturbing to some*

NICHOLS, SC (WBTW) — New photos from the Horry County Sheriff’s Office van drowning incident have been released by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

News13 obtained the photos from SCDNR through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

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Nicolette Green and Wendy Newton died in September when the Horry County Sheriff’s Office van they were in became submerged in floodwaters that rose on Highway 76 in Marion County after Hurricane Florence. Green and Newton were being moved from two different facilities to McLeod Behavioral Health in Darlington at the time.

12th Circuit Solicitor Ed Clements announced in early January that charges would be filed against the two officers involved, Stephen Flood and Joshua Bishop.

Flood has been charged with two counts each of reckless homicide and involuntary manslaughter.  Bishop was charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter.



Flood and Bishop appeared before a Marion County judge after turning themselves in to the Marion County Detention Center on January 4.

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