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.

  • Moore murder retrial set for Monday

    There may be one additional witness and there will be one additional charge, but most of the script from the first Christopher Moore murder trial will be repeated when his retrial begins Monday in Winnsboro.

  • Caretaker charged with stealing over $7,000 from patient

    The Chester County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a caretaker who is charged with stealing more than $7,000 from a patient in her care.
    According to the arrest warrant, Toni Lynn Spiotta, 42, of Chester, was charged with exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
    The charge came after the brother-in-law of the victim contacted law enforcement officers and alleged that Spiotta had been writing checks from the victim’s bank account.

  • Chester man gets 20 years for stabbing mother of his child

    A Chester man was sentenced to 20 years Wednesday after pleading guilty to first degree burglary and assault and battery of a high and aggravated.

  • Not-so-happy meal

    Chester County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene of the McDonald’s in Chester Wednesday night to investigate an alleged case of simple assault.
    According to the incident report from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, an officer was dispatched to the restaurant in reference to an employee that wouldn’t leave. On the way the officer was advised there was a fight in progress at the same location.

  • Honoring their End of Watch

    Their end of watch came over 100 years ago and seven years apart, in 1891 and 1898, but the names of Chester police officers W.A.R. Wilson and James K. Marshall were placed together at the same time in a solemn ceremony Wednesday at the S.C. Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame in Columbia.