Police/Court News

  • Police investigating another shooting

    The City of Chester Police are investigating another in a recent string of shootings.
    On Saturday at approximately 10 p.m.,  officers were dispatched to the area of 151 Saluda Street in reference to several shots having been fired. According to a release from the the department, a black female was struck by one of the shots in her foot.  She was escorted to Chester Regional Medical Center for treatment and was later released.  No one else was injured at the residence. The incident remains under investigation.

  • Sheriff's Department raids drug, cock-fighting operation

    Five arrests have been made by the Chester County Sheriff's Department in connection to a drug and cockfighting ring that was broken up in the county Friday.

  • Alleged gang member arrested

    The City of Chester Police Department worked with other agencies to arrest "a high-ranking gang member" on Thursday night.

  • Arrest made in Thursday shooting

    An arrest has been made in a Thursday night shooting of a man near a Chester convenience store.
    On Thursday, City of Chester police officers were dispatched to a shots fired call. While en route, they received information that officers needed to respond to another location at 103 Lancaster Street near Clack’s Convenience Store. Officers quickly located a black who had been shot three times. He was found in his car next to the nearby railroad tracks.

  • Sexual harassment suit filed against Underwood

    Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood has been named the defendant in a sexual harassment lawsuit by a former employee.

  • Police investigate another shooting


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    The City of Chester Police are investigating a shooting that sent a man to the hospital with multiple bullet wounds.

  • Chester County Sheriff's Camp graduates sound off

    'Good morning! Fine day! Fine day indeed! Fine day to be at Chester County Sheriff's Camp! Hooah!”
    That was the sound that issued from 22 throats last Friday as the graduates of the Chester County Sheriff's Camp sounded off and received their certificates showing they completed this year's camp. The event was held at Chester State Park.
    Before the graduation ceremonies, Deputy Bill McCoy entertained the crowd by talking about his Cherokee heritage and showing some Native American artifacts.

  • Community, law enforcement exchange ideas on youth violence

    Gangs and youth violence in general were the main topics of conversation at a community meeting last Thursday between Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood, City of Chester Chief of Police Andre Williams, other law enforcement officers and members of the community. But the discussion was more than just about the problems in the Chester community – several citizens suggested courses of action to  deal with the increasing violence.
    But the first action, emphasized Sheriff Underwood, has to happen at home.

  • Fairfield sheriff vacates office

    Fairfield County Sheriff Herman Young is stepping down after serving 22 years as the county's top law enforcement officer.
    A release from the Sheriff's Office cited recent medical concerns as the leading cause for Young's retirement.
    “In doing so, Sheriff Young has decided it would be best to spend more time with his family despite his strong desire to continue serving the community he so dearly loves,” the release said.
    Young was sworn in as sheriff in 1992 and is ending his fifth term.

  • Seventeen-year-old charged with assault, car theft

    A Richburg teen was arrested late Wednesday and charged with 2nd degree aggravated assault and car theft following an incident on Floppy Drive in Richburg where he allegedly assaulted a Fort Lawn woman, pressed a knife to her throat and drove off in her car.