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Police/Court News

  • Richburg man accused of animal cruelty gets probation

    A Richburg man was given probation Monday after pleading no contest to animal cruelty charges.

  • Chester man charged with attempted murder

    A Chester man was arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with a Saturday night stabbing.

    According to an incident report from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to Saluda Road and Robbins Circle a little after midnight on Saturday in reference to a man being stabbed. Once they arrived, they discovered the victim holding his abdomen and observed he had a “deep

    gaping laceration” to the upper abdomen.

  • Chester PD wearing new uniforms

    New year, new uniforms, same great public service. With the new year comes a new look for the City of Chester Police Department. Just this week, the officers and administration started wearing the new blue-gray and dark gray uniforms all city police officers will now be wearing.

  • Sheriff's Office investigates stabbing

    The Chester County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a stabbing incident that took place on Cedarhurst Road in Chester on Wednesday.

    According to a CCSO incident report, officers were dispatched to Cedarhurst Road on Wednesday about 9:30 p.m. in reference to a stabbing. The 36-year-old victim’s father stated his son came into the residence and stated that he been stabbed and fell on the bed.

  • President Obama commutes drug sentence of Chester man

    A Chester man was one of the 231 individuals granted clemency by President Barack Obama on Monday.

  • Man arrested in Pinckney Road shooting

    Chester County deputies arrested a man on Wednesday and charged him with attempted murder in connection with an incident that took place that same day on Pinckney Road.

  • A better place, part two

    Sixth Circuit Solicitor Randy Newman plans to open a drug court, or drug treatment court, in 2017. The court will specifically deal with offenders who committed their crimes as a result of a drug addiction. The idea is to remove the underlying cause of the commission of the crime, like shoplifting or possession of cocaine by getting the offenders the counseling and treatment they need.

  • Judge sets bond for Blackwell

    Bond for a woman who allegedly put her infant son in a refrigerator, leading to his death, was originally “taken under advisement” by Judge Keith Kelly, but he did set a bond shortly after the proceedings ended.

    In August, Angela Renee Blackwell, 27, of Chester was arrested and charged with homicide by child abuse in the death of her son William David Paul Lewis.

  • A better place

    The usual procedure for a non-violent offender, a shoplifter, for example, is to sentence them to prison time. If the offense has to do with a suspect’s substance abuse, 6th Circuit Solicitor Randy Newman thinks there’s a better place that offender could be sent to – drug treatment court.

  • Georgia murder suspect arrested in Chester County

    A suspect in a Nov. 27 murder in Smyrna, Ga. was arrested on Dec. 2 in Chester County and is in custody at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center, according to reports.

    According to a release from the Cobb County Police Department Office, officers were dispatched to the Cumberland Lodge in Smyrna, Ga. on Nov. 27 in connection with a person needing medical attention.