Police/Court News

  • 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.

  • 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.