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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.

  • Chester man charged with attempted murder

    A Chester man was arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with a Saturday night stabbing.

    According to an incident report from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to Saluda Road and Robbins Circle a little after midnight on Saturday in reference to a man being stabbed. Once they arrived, they discovered the victim holding his abdomen and observed he had a “deep

    gaping laceration” to the upper abdomen.

  • Chester PD wearing new uniforms

    New year, new uniforms, same great public service. With the new year comes a new look for the City of Chester Police Department. Just this week, the officers and administration started wearing the new blue-gray and dark gray uniforms all city police officers will now be wearing.

  • Sheriff's Office investigates stabbing

    The Chester County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a stabbing incident that took place on Cedarhurst Road in Chester on Wednesday.

    According to a CCSO incident report, officers were dispatched to Cedarhurst Road on Wednesday about 9:30 p.m. in reference to a stabbing. The 36-year-old victim’s father stated his son came into the residence and stated that he been stabbed and fell on the bed.

  • President Obama commutes drug sentence of Chester man

    A Chester man was one of the 231 individuals granted clemency by President Barack Obama on Monday.

  • Man arrested in Pinckney Road shooting

    Chester County deputies arrested a man on Wednesday and charged him with attempted murder in connection with an incident that took place that same day on Pinckney Road.