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.

  • Bond set in attempted murder case

    Circuit Judge Brian Gibbon has set bond at $50,000 for Christopher Mayfield Jr., the teen accused of attempted murder in a July 8 incident where one man was shot in the leg at a Spring Street residence in Chester.

  • Alleged burglar, horse-shooter, denied bond

    A former Chester High student-athlete was denied bond Thursday for his alleged involvement in a string of home-invasion burglaries and the shooting of a horse.
    Jon-Michael Sanders, 16, is charged with three counts of burglary, one count of attempted murder, two counts of armed robbery and possession of weapon during the commission of a crime. At the outset of the hearing, Judge Brian Gibbons called lawyers from both sides to his bench, then explained the reason for that brief session.
    "I know this young man. I know his family," Gibbons said.

  • Three suspects held in dog-fighting arrests

    Three people were arrested in Richburg in what Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), officials call “likely one of the largest if not the largest dogfights ever taken down.”
    Chester County Sheriff’s officers have arrested three people from N.C. and charged them with dogfighting in connection with an incident Saturday night at Circle Drive in Richburg.

  • Chester man gets 13 years for burglary, safe-cracking

    A Chester County man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of burglary and safe-cracking.
    According to a press release from Sixth Circuit Deputy Solicitor Julie Hall, on December 19 of last year, Kiamma "Curley Moe" Sanders and two co-defendants broke into the home of a veteran on Strickland Road. The three stole guns from the man and also took a safe containing both domestic and foreign bills collected by the victim during his military service, all of which he planned to leave to his grandchildren.

  • Underwood discusses school issue with city council

    Everyone involved in Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood's meeting Monday with Chester City Council seemed to communicate that recent problems are the result of a problem communicating.