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.

  • Suspect sought in Cushman Dr. shooting

    Chief Andre’ T. Williams and the Chester Police Department are requesting the public's assistance in the arrest and apprehension of Theodore McClurkin Jr.  

  • City police investigate shots fired on Cushman Drive

    Chester City Police were called to a location at Cushman Drive and Frazier Drive in Chester Monday afternoon where it was reported shots were fired.
    According to the incident report from the City of Chester Police Department, several callers had called dispatch to report that 'several black males were shooting at each other'. The callers reported four or five of the suspects got into a black Volkswagen Jetta and headed down Center Street towards Dawson Drive.

  • Man who swam away from deputies arrested in Chester

    Authorities said a Lockhart man jumped off the Broad River bridge and into the water to avoid deputies trying to arrest him late Wednesday.
    Jack Rowland, 49, who had an address in York County, was apprehended Thursday in Chester County and charged with two counts of resisting arrest. In York County he faces charges of driving under suspension, speeding and driving too fast for conditions.

  • Rock Hill lawyer shot to death in Spartanburg

    A lawyer who represented both a defendant in the murder of Chester City Councilman Odell Williams and one of the men involved in the shooting death of Jimmie Ray Paul was himself shot to death over the weekend.

  • Man barricaded in home talked out by chief

    Chester Police Chief Andre' Williams was able to coax a man out of his home Tuesday after he allegedly committed a violent crime and and kept officers out of his home for over an hour.
    Officers were dispatched to 125 West Lacy Street Tuesday in reference to a call relating to assault with a weapon. Upon arrival, officers discovered that the suspect had barricaded himself inside the house.  The suspect had allegedly put a gun to a woman's head, but she was able to break free, take the ammunition clip from the gun and escape.