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.

  • Jury finds Hayes guilty on drug, weapon charges

    Sixth Circuit Solicitor Randy Newman, Jr. proclaimed,  “It’s a good day in Chester County. Another repeat offender is off the Streets of Chester,” following the sentencing of Charles David Hayes, 25 of Chester Thursday night in connection with an August 2014 incident.
    Hayes was sentenced to 20 years in the South Carolina Department of Corrections on Thursday night after a Chester County jury found him guilty of Possession with Intent To Distribute Marijuana and Cocaine as well as Possession of a stolen pistol.

  • Rainey planning sheriff run

    Al Rainey's wife told him recently "you always loved the badge." He will try to wear it again.
    Rainey, a retired law enforcement officer and veteran, has announced his intention to run for the office of Chester County sheriff. He will run as a Democrat.

  • Sheriff's Office investigates Thursday robbery

    Chester County Sheriff’s officers are still investigating a Thursday morning armed robbery at the Richburg McDonald’s at 3084 Lancaster Highway.

  • Randy Newman applauds Haley's recommendations

    Since he was sworn in a little over a year ago, Sixth Circuit Solicitor Randy Newman has spoken about the need for more money and resources for his office. If Gov. Nikki Haley's recommendations are enacted, some help may be on the way.

  • Wylie case turned over to state AG

    To avoid the appearance of any conflicts of interest, Sixth Circuit Solicitor Randy Newman has turned the case of the hit-and-run death of La'Darious Wylie over to the state attorney general's office.