Police/Court News

  • Sheriff's Department makes weapon, drug arrests


  • State guard rescues puppies

    Members of the South Carolina State Guard not only provide protection for people but they do the same for animals when needed. On Aug. 10, the Delta Company 2nd BN/2nd BDE, which covers Chester and York counties, assisted in an emergency call from the Anderson County Sheriff's Department, said Chris McKeown. Fifteen members of this guard unit responded to a puppy mill bust in the community of Starr.

  • Friends, fellow officers, say goodbye to Murphy

    It would be hard to know how many traffic stops State Trooper Frank Murphy conducted during his long law enforcement career or how many speeding tickets he wrote. Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood said, though, folks rarely seemed to mind being stopped by Murphy.
    "He was one of the best troopers in the state," Underwood said. "It was funny. If he pulled somebody over and wrote them a ticket, they still loved him to death. That's the kind of person he was."

  • Union man claims to have killed in Chester

    The Chester County Sheriff's Department thinks there is no validity to a Union County man's claims that he committed murder in Chester County.

  • Hazel Pittman Center prioritizes safety

    The Hazel Pittman Center (HPC) has not experienced any breaches of security or episodes of workplace violence like those that have occurred in places like Aurora, Co. or Sandy Hook, Conn. The agency is increasing its security efforts anyway.

  • Man wanted in armed robbery is arrested

    A man wanted in connection with an armed robbery has been arrested by the Chester County Sheriff's Department.
    On July 5 at approximately 11:22 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the Ramsey Grove Apartments in reference to a break-in in progress. A deputy walking up the stairs of the apartments observed a black male walk out wearing all black clothes. The man then ran back inside. The deputy walked inside the apartment and observed three men sitting at a kitchen table with their hands up. All three men told the deputy that the suspect had run out the back door.

  • Multi-agency rescue effort saves man from "distress" in river

    A “distress call” from a man kayaking on the Catawba River on Monday led to a successful, multi-agency rescue effort organized by Chester County Emergency Management, said Director Eddie Murphy.
    “We were notified of an incident on the river at 4:38 p.m.,” Murphy said. “Chester 911 had received a distress call.”

  • Sheriff's Office starts fan drive

    Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood announced that the Chester County Sheriff’s Office has implemented the 2013 Fan Drive.  Beginning July 8th, 2013, the Sheriff’s Office will be delivering fans to assist low income citizens in the community that are in need of them for the summer. The fans are free of charge to those that qualify. Deputies will conduct a home visit prior to placing a fan in a home.

  • Armed robbers get away with $1

    The Chester County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the Ramsey Grove Apartments on Flint Street around 11:22 p.m. Friday, July 5, in reference to a break-in in progress.
    According to a report from Sheriff's Office, an officer was walking up the stairs to the apartment when he saw a black male walk out of the apartment and then run back in. The man was wearing all black clothes, the report said.

  • Alleged Spratt bank robber captured in Florida

    Last Wednesday afternoon, the Chester City Police Department announced that the man wanted for the robbery of the Spratt Savings and Loan on Saluda Street in Chester had been captured.