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Police/Court News

  • Bond denied in Pinckney Street shooting death

    A judge denied bond on Monday for the suspect accused of the shooting death of Shyheim Kennedy on Pinckney and Reedy Streets last July.
    Circuit Judge Brian Gibbons denied bond for Robert Isaiah Graham, 18, according to Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield.

  • Two arrested in Tuesday shooting

    The Chester Police Department has made a pair of arrests in connection with a Wednesday evening shooting.

  • City of Chester makes "most dangerous" list

    According to statistics compiled by HomeSecurityShield.com, the City of Chester is one of the dangerous areas in the State of South Carolina.
    The website created its "most dangerous city" rankings "solely on the data publicly released each year by the FBI." The rankings are based on the rate of violent crime and come from the FBI's 2012 statistics, which are the most recent year for which complete numbers are available.

  • Dashcam video gives few answers

    A dashcam video does exist of a traffic stop that upset a local father and led to a packed Chester City Council meeting last week, but it offers very little insight into what happened.

  • Three arrested in Richburg McDonald's robbery

    The Chester County Sheriff's office have arrested three suspects in connection with the Thanksgiving week robbery of the McDonald's outside of Richburg.
    According to arrest warrants,  Ricky Lee Gordon, 27 and Roderick Grady Gordon, 20 both of Chester and Jarquaveus Marsenio Washington, 24, of Lancaster, were charged with armed robbery/robbery while armed with or allegedly armed with a deadly weapon. In addition, Ricky Gordon was charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

  • Newest Guardian ad Litem sworn in

    The newest Guardian ad litem raised her hand and was sworn in before Judge Coreen Khoury, a Family Court Judge of the 6th Circuit, in Chester County Family Court this Wednesday.

    Karen Nichols, who works in Chester, is the newest volunteer to join the ranks of the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program for Chester and Fairfield Counties.

  • City fireman charged with domestic assault

    A now-former City of Chester fireman was arrested Wednesday on charges that he assaulted his wife.

  • Chester PD "staches" $310 during No-Shave November

    They were some pretty expensive moustaches and goatees, but they were grown in a good cause.

    The City of Chester Police Department participated in “No-Shave November” and raised a total of $310 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital in honor of Collin Roberts, the young cancer patient who was made an honorary police officer by the department earlier this year.

  • Lancaster School Board Member charged with meth trafficking

    Lancaster County school board member James M. Brooks was charged Saturday with methamphetamine trafficking after a 3 a.m. traffic stop in Indian Land.
        Brooks and Carol Jean Broom, 37, of Fort Mill, were arrested by Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies on Doby's Bridge Road, according to a release from sheriff's spokesman Doug Barfield. Brooks had a substance believed to be meth in his jacket pocket, according to the release.

  • Prostitution sting nets five arrests

    The Chester County Sheriff’s Office collaborated with two other agencies on an undercover prostitution sting.