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Police/Court News

  • Three convicted of growing pot field

    Three men arrested last year on charges of trafficking marijuana were sentenced on Friday.

  • Great Falls man pleads guilty to drug offense

    A Great Falls man was sentenced to 20 years in prison on drug charges Thursday.
    Demetrias Antwan Price, 29, of Chester Avenue in Great Falls, pled guilty to crack cocaine-related charges in federal court and had previous convictions dealing with crack cocaine, according to a release from the Chester County Sheriff's Office.
    The Chester County Sheriff's Office Violent Crimes and Drug Unit investigated the case, along with SLED and the DEA.

  • Man gets 20 years for armed robbery

    A Chester man has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for an armed robbery he committed in September.
    Sixth Circuit Deputy Solicitor Chris Taylor said Wiatt Xavier Woods, 39, of 502 Bratton St., Chester, received the 20-year sentence Monday.
    Judge Brooks Goldsmith passed down the sentence during General Sessions Court in Chester.
    Woods was charged with armed robbery of the Shoe Show.
    Chester County Sheriff's Department deputies were dispatched to the shoe store on 1841 J.A. Cochran Bypass around 7 p.m. Sept. 8 for a robbery in progress.

  • Richburg Waffle House robbed

    Deputies responded to a robbery at the Waffle House in Richburg shortly before 6 a.m. on Thursday, according to a Chester County Sheriff's report. Multiple officers went to the business located at 3204 Lancaster Highway at 5:48 a.m where the robbery had just occurred, the report said.

  • Two people assaulted during store robbery

    A clerk and her boyfriend were assaulted in an early morning robbery at Spot Food, 103 Pinckney St., on Tuesday.
    According to an incident report from the Chester Police Department, an unknown black male entered the store around 3:30 a.m. and asked the clerk and her boyfriend for gas money. Both told the man that they did not have any cash.

  • Johnsonville man charged with drug trafficking in Chester

    A Johnsonville man was arrested in Chester County Wednesday and now faces drug trafficking charges.
    Tedric Brent Allison, 29, of 488 East Saint Luke Church Road in Johnsonville was pulled over by officials near the 55 mile marker on Interstate 77 in Chester County. In a trunk compartment of Allison's silver Chevrolet Impala, officers found approximately 177.6 pounds of marijuana in seven separate bails.
    Officers also seized $274 in cash.
    Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith said the approximate street value of the seized marijuana is $160,000.

  • Investment Properties president denies ownership

    The listed owner of the night club property where a deadly shooting took place in Chester last week has denied knowledge of ownership.
    J. Arthur Whedon, president of Investment Properties of Charlotte, also known as S&P Investment Properties, LLC, said Tuesday that he was unaware that his company was currently listed as owner of the property at 1452 J. A. Cochran Bypass in Chester.
    “We have nothing to do with this property,” Whedon said.
    He had no further comment.

  • Shooting shows gangs have presence in Chester

    The shootings that claimed two lives in Chester last Monday were gang-related, according to Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith.
    In terms of sheer numbers of people involved, Smith said he doesn't know whether the problem with gangs is big or small in Chester. Given the tragic results, though, he said he knows how to classify it.
    "Obviously when you have violence and people getting killed it's a very big problem," Smith said. "We're committed to stopping it."

  • Life sentence delivered for Holcombe murder

    Barbara Holcombe showed Circuit Court Judge Steven John five photos that marked milestones in her son's life.
    The photos showed Thomas Lane Holcombe as a baby, at his high school graduation, with his family at Christmas, with his girlfriend and dog the day before he was killed, and his gravestone.
    "It's unbelievable he's gone from us forever because of one selfish act of violence," she said Friday during a plea hearing for Jeffrey Ray Jennings.