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.

  • Olsen pleads guilty to DHEC violation in Indian Land, charges from Chester landfull dropped

    The owner of an Indian Land landfill and recycling center sanctioned by state environmental officials in 2012 has pleaded guilty to willfully violating the S.C. Solid Waste Policy and Management Act.
    Ron Olsen, owner of Pressley’s Recycling Center at 9531 Charlotte Highway, entered the plea Oct. 3 in Lancaster County General Sessions Court and received a 90-day sentence, suspended upon time served, and one year probation.

  • State Senate candidate Fanning facing SLED probe

    Mike Fanning, the Democratic candidate for South Carolina Senate District 17 and executive director of the Old English Consortium, is being investigated by the State Law Enforcement Division, though his attorney questions the timing and motivation of the report filed against his client.

  • Sanders ends plea negotiations, will stand trial

    One of the juveniles who allegedly shot and killed a horse and were involved in a string of home invasions last year is forgoing a plea agreement and will instead take his case to trial next month.

  • Blackwell denied bond
  • Man wanted for NC armed robberies nabbed in Chester

    The Chester Police Department has arrested a man wanted for multiple armed robberies in North Carolina.
    On Tuesday night, the department announced it had apprehended Christopher Clevon Feaster. According to a press release, officers were able to identify Feaster in a video surveillance and arrested him without incident. A search warrant was executed to seize any items in his possession that may have been used during the commission of his alleged crimes.