Police/Court News

  • Celebration leads to gunfire and injury

    Earlier this month, a celebration at the Chester County War Memorial Building was interrupted by gunfire which resulted in the shooting victim being sent to the hospital.
    “On Jan. 8, City of Chester Police officers responded to 154 Main St. in reference to a gunshot victim,” an incident report said. The incident occurred around 2:45 a.m.
    The officers arrived around 3 a.m. and saw several people running from the War Memorial Building, the report said.

  • Chester police looking for alleged drive-by shooter

    Chester police are hoping to make an arrest in a reported drive-by shooting that occurred on Wednesday.
    The shooting occurred on Sterling Street in the Brooklyn community shortly after 4 p.m. according to Chester Police Chief Mike Brown. Quiton McClinton was shot "in the legs or buttocks" Brown said. He was taken to Chester Regional Medical Center and transported by helicopter to Charlotte. Brown said he did not believe that McClinton's wounds were life-threatening.

  • Lawsuit against Chester to continue

    No decision was rendered Wednesday in the lawsuit pending by Fairfield County against the Chester County School District. The attorney for Fairfield requested a continuance in the case. The lawsuit is expected to be on a court docket scheduled for Feb. 7. The lack of a ruling in this case is a concern for Chester County School Superintendent Dr. Thomas Graves.
    “We're disappointed,” Graves said. “We want someone to make a decision. It's about kids.”

  • Judge upholds ruling for new Pittman trial

    A circuit court judge won't budge on his decision to grant Christopher Pittman a new trial, according to a document recently filed with the Chester County Clerk of Court's Office. The order to uphold the judge's ruling for a new trial for Pittman was signed Nov. 23 by Judge Roger M. Young Sr. and filed Monday in Chester County civil court. No new trial date has been set.

  • 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.