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.

  • Kids take part in 2015 Sheriff's Youth Deer Hunt

    They often say the worst day hunting is better than the best day working, or in the case of the kids who went on the 2015 Sheriff’s Youth Hunt last Saturday with Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood, the worst day hunting is better than the best day at school. But this group had a pretty good day hunting; they bagged a total of six deer.
    But, explained Underwood, the day wasn't just about who could take down the most deer, it was about giving the 10 or so kids who went on the hunt the experience of a lifetime and teaching them some positive values.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Levister named new Chester police chief

    As the spokesperson for the Chester Police Department, Makeesharia Tobias has crafted lots of statements and releases over the years. She issued a very succinct statement Monday night.
    "We have a chief," said an emotional Tobias.
    At a special called meeting Monday night, Chester City Council voted to hire Tammy Levister as police chief. She had held the job in an interim capacity since July.

  • Man robs Chester Pantry Express at knifepoint

    The victim of a robbery at the Pantry Express in Chester on the JA Cochran Bypass told sheriff’s deputies she and her boyfriend were robbed at knifepoint Friday evening about 10 p.m.

  • BREAKING NEWS: City starts chief search over, two officers resign on the spot

    The City of Chester is apparently no closer to hiring a police chief than it was when Andre' Williams resigned the position in July.

  • Chief selection could come Monday

    On Monday night, the City of Chester's four-month police chief vacancy could be filled.
    On the agenda for Chester City Council's meeting is "police chief selection." After advertising the position, collecting applications, winnowing the pool down to candidates that met all listed standards and conducting first-round interviews, three finalists were selected last week. Those finalists are current Interim Chief Tammy Levister, Former Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith and Estill Police Chief Keith Parks.