Police/Court News

  • Still no decision in 911 case

    The long, drawn out battle for control of 911 will apparently continue to be long and drawn out.

  • Head-on collision kills Lancaster woman

    A Lancaster County woman lost her life in an early Monday morning car crash in Fort Lawn.
    According to Lance Cpl. Garry Miller with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the two-car accident occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Monday. Jioneson Lieng, 23, of Charlotte, was traveling southbound on S.C. Highway 21. Sandra Darlene Coleman, 46, of Barron Blvd. in Lancaster, was traveling in the northbound lane. Miller said that Coleman's 2004 Honda Sedan crossed over the center line and struck Lieng's 2000 Dodge pick-up truck head-on.

  • Bradley sentenced in killing of infant

    Jeffery Todd Bradley will spend 32 years in prison after being found guilty in the murder of an 11-month old baby.

  • Sheriff's Department launches second fan drive

    For the second straight year, the Chester County Sheriff'S Department is launching a fan drive.
    Sheriff Alex Underwood announced Tuesday that his office will be delivering fans to assist low income citizens in the community that are in need of them for the summer. The fan are totally free of charge to those that qualify. Deputies will conduct a home visit prior to placing a fan in a home.

  • Troopers begin increased July 4th enforcement

    The South Carolina Department of Public Safety urges motorists to plan early and leave plenty of time for travel since the number of motorists traveling this holiday is predicted to be up. SCHP is increasing enforcement activity around the state already to assist travelers and prevent collisions, fatalities and injuries during the long holiday travel weekend.

  • Body of Kershaw woman found in Richburg motel

    The body of a Kershaw County woman missing since Thursday, was found late Sunday in a room at the Super 8 Motel in Richburg. According to Chester County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Robert Sprouse, the body of Donna Robinson, 43, of Kershaw County, was found by law enforcement officers late Sunday evening.
    According to Sprouse, Robinson died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

  • Councilman indicted for threatening police chief, major


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    Chester City Councilman Odell Williams is facing two indictments on charges of threatening the life of a public official, teacher, or principal.

  • Juvenile shot in the street

    A juvenile male was shot as he stood in the road Tuesday night.
    According to an incident report from the Chester County Sheriff's Office, the 16-year-old (whose name is redacted from the report because of his juvenile status) told deputies he was standing in the roadway on 3rd Street when he saw "some guys" standing at the back of the street. He heard gunshots and then realized he had been struck in the back of his leg. A man saw what happened, came to the boy's assistance and wrapped his leg with a towel. He then flagged down a sheriff's deputy.

  • Woman who hit gunman with bat is arrested on marijuana charge

    A Fort Lawn woman who allegedly hit her gun-carrying brother-in-law with a bat last week has been arrested on drug charges.

  • Fort Lawn man charged after fight, attempted shooting


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    A Fort Lawn man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly fighting with and shooting at three other individuals.