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.

  • City accepting applications for chief opening

    The City of Chester has officially posted its chief of police opening.
    Former Police Chief Andre' Williams, who held the job for almost exactly four years, tendered his resignation on July 1 to accept a new job as head of security for the Chester County School District. Chester City Council accepted the resignation at it's July 13 meeting and named Tammy Levister, who has been with the Chester Police Department since 2002, as interim chief. Williams recommended her for that position.

  • Man charged with child neglect after chase with kids in car

    A Lancaster man was charged with five counts of child neglect after he allegedly chased another car from Lancaster County into Chester County with five children in his vehicle.
    William Heath Bailey Jr., 25, of 1078 Old Landsford Rd., Lancaster, was charged with five counts of child neglect, two counts of assault and battery in the seconddegree and one count of destroying property, according to Chester County Detention Center records.

  • Derrick Dixon arrested in new shooting case

    A suspect in the November shooting death of Chester City Councilman Odell Williams out on bond has been arrested in connection with another shooting incident.
    Derrick Deangelo Dixon, who was released on a $50,000 bond on a charge of accessory after the fact of a felony, was arrested on Friday and charged with accessory before the fact to a felony and third degree criminal domestic violence, according to Chester County Detention Center records.

  • Family's horse shot, killed

    Over the weekend, Kristy Sutton’s beautiful mare Grey was shot and killed.  It happened right off Pressley Road.
    “Who rides down the road and shoots a horse standing in a pasture, not bothering anyone or anything, who?”  neighbors asked.  
    On Monday, Sutton said everyone in the area was alerted to take all livestock, especially horses, off road pastures until the shooting could be investigated and resolved.  

  • Levister focuses on job, not history

    Tammy Levister is the first woman to hold the chief of police position in the City of Chester's history. She doesn't view herself as being a trailblazer, though.
    "I'm just here to do my job and continue doing my job," she said.
    Levister was named interim chief on Monday by a 6-1 vote of Chester City Council just after the council officially accepted the resignation of Chief Andre' Williams. Before he left to take his new job of head of security for the Chester County School District, Williams recommended Levister for the interim position.