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.

  • 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.

  • Magistrate Underwood reprimanded, but interim suspension lifted

    Magistrate Angel Underwood has had her interim suspension from the bench lifted after agreeing to accept a public reprimand for misconduct on the bench.

  • Man wanted for attempted murder arrested

    A man wanted in connection with an attempted murder last month has been arrested.
    On August 30, the City of Chester Polcie Department said it was looking for 25-year-old Deveko Lavar Kennedy, in connection with an attempted murder of another man on Ashford Street in Chester. Tuesday night, Chester Police Chief Tammy Levister announced in a release that Kennedy had been arrested without incident. Levister thanked the community, SLED and Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood for their help in the case. Check back to OnlineChester.com for updates.