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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.

  • Underwood named to National Sheriff's Association board

    Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Sheriffs' Association. Sheriff Underwood was elected to the board of directors Tuesday by sheriffs from across the country during during the National Sheriffs' Association national conference in Baltimore, Maryland. He will be representing 3080 sheriffs across the nation. This is the first time a sheriff on his first term of office has ever served in this capacity.

  • Chester Police investigate home invasions

    The Chester City Police Department is investigating two home invasion incidents that took place at two Sunset Drive residences Wednesday night.
    According to the incident reports from the CPD, at about 10:57 p.m. the first victim, James M. Robinson Jr. was working at his desk in his office at 109 Sunset Drive when he felt someone tap him on the shoulder. He turned around to see two black males with guns pointed at him.

  • Jury duty scammers looking for local victims

    Derek Turner was told by "a deputy" on Wednesday that he needed to immediately pay a fine for failing to show up for jury duty. He didn't pay it...he knew better.

  • Suspected Charleston shooter arrested in N.C.

    A man who is believed to have shot and killed nine people in a Charleston Church has been arrested and is custody..
    A statewide BOLO was cancelled at approximately 11:30 a.m. Thursday when Dylann Storm Roof, 21, was apprehended in Shelby, North Carolina.
    The (Charleston) Post and Courier reported Roof is out on bond in connection with recent multiple arrests on drug and trespassing charges.

  • Man gets eight years on eighth conviction

    A Chester County man has been sentenced in court following his eighth conviction.
    Darryl Omar Dye, 46, of Chester was convicted at trial on Tuesday in front of the Honorable Judge Daniel Hall in General Sessions Court. Dye was sentenced to eight years in the South Carolina Department of Corrections for shoplifting. The defendant had seven prior convictions for property crimes.