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Police/Court News

  • Roseboro, Dixon get probation under YOA

    Two men who testified in the murder trial of Christopher Moore last year were both sentenced to probation last week as part of a plea deal.

  • Highway Patrol steps up recruiting efforts

    The South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) has stepped up recruiting efforts in the past few months. Recruiters have been visible in the area at several locations, answering media questions and making them available in various ways to members of the public who might have recruiting questions.

    The S.C. Department of Public Safety plans two classes for prospective troopers: one in February for uncertified applicants and one in April for former law enforcement officers who are certified Class 1 law enforcement.

  • Liquor, guns and money

    The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, working in tandem with Chester and Union Counties, has made a bootlegging arrest that involved guns and large amounts of cash.

  • Chester PD hopes to connect with citizens at Ward IV Block Party Saturday

    The Chester Police Department has been holding several outreach events recently in an effort to improve on community relations. They were a visible presence at the City’s “Red, Whit and Boom” Fourth of July celebration, they recently planted seeds, good will and good character traits with kids at the Community Garden and now they are doing something again for the benefit of the community.

  • Chester man gets 110 months in stolen firearm case

    United States Attorney Beth Drake stated Tuesday that Tommie Lee Causey, Jr. was sentenced in federal court in Columbia, South Carolina, for possession of a stolen firearm in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(j).  United States District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie, of Columbia, sentenced Causey to 110 months incarceration, followed by a term of supervised release of three years.

  • County raises cost to municipalities for housing inmates

    The cost of housing inmates at the Chester County Detention Center is going up for local municipalities…way up.

    During a regular meeting last Monday, Chester County Council approved third-and-final reading of an ordinance to raise the per-day price of holding non-convicted, pre-trial inmates that is charged to the City of Chester and the towns of Fort Lawn and Great Falls. County Supervisor Shane Stuart noted that an adjustment in the cost was badly needed.

  • Chester PD will be planting more than seeds today

    The City of Chester Police Department has another event in the community designed to strengthen police and community relations, especially with the kids, said Makeesharia Tobias, the Chester PD public information officer.

    An event geared for kids being put on by the department is called “Planting the Seed – Watch it grow,” planned for Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community Garden at 111 Columbia St.

  • Deputies arrest two Georgia men, seize kilo of cocaine

    Officers with the Chester County Sheriff’s Office Interdiction Unit arrested two Georgia men on Monday and seized a kilogram of cocaine, according to a release from the CCSO.

    On Monday, officers conducted a traffic stop on Interstate-77 near mile marker 55 in Chester County and seized over a kilogram of cocaine.

  • City names members of police panel

    The City of Chester is moving forward with plans to not only bring in outside help to hire a police chief, but may solicit public opinion as well.

  • FINAL UPDATE: Jury finds Jermaine Bell guilty of murder

    Jermaine Bell will spend the rest of his life in prison after a Chester County jury found him guilty of the 2015 strangling death of Judith Lindsay Friday afternoon. The jury returned it’s verdict in just over two hours.