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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.

  • Shooting range victim accidentally shot herself, police say

    The victim of an accidental shooting at the Leeds Rifle Range in the Sumter National Forest Friday shot herself, according to police. The incident took place at the rifle range, located near the Woods Ferry Recreation Area, inside the Sumter National Forest property in northern Chester County. The U.S. Forest Service administers the range.

  • Police: Man allegedly stole power to grow marijuana

    Officers from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Chester man last Wednesday and charged him with manufacturing marijuana and allegedly bypassing the power meter to help in the growing of the plants.

  • Four robbed in IGA parking lot Sunday

    Chester County Sheriff’s Office investigators met with four victims early Sunday morning who reported they had been robbed in the parking lot of the IGA grocery store in Chester by three people, two of who were armed, one with a shotgun.

  • Co-defendant in Williams murder arrested on animal cruelty charges

    One of the co-defendants in the shooting death of Chester City Councilman Odell Williams in 2014 has been arrested on animal cruelty charges following an incident over the holiday weekend.

  • Fairfield jury convicts Moore...an account of the trial

    Sixth Circuit Assistant Solicitor Julie Hall held up a semi-automatic rifle before the eyes of the jury at the Fairfield County Courthouse and pulled the trigger 18 times, the number of times evidence showed convicted murderer Christopher Moore shot at slain Chester City Councilman Odell Williams.
    Hall held up the weapon for the jury to see during her closing argument in the murder retrial of Moore, who, along with four friends, was charged in the incident that led to the murder of Williams in November 2014.