Police/Court News

  • State Senate candidate Fanning facing SLED probe

    Mike Fanning, the Democratic candidate for South Carolina Senate District 17 and executive director of the Old English Consortium, is being investigated by the State Law Enforcement Division, though his attorney questions the timing and motivation of the report filed against his client.

  • Sanders ends plea negotiations, will stand trial

    One of the juveniles who allegedly shot and killed a horse and were involved in a string of home invasions last year is forgoing a plea agreement and will instead take his case to trial next month.

  • Blackwell denied bond
  • Man wanted for NC armed robberies nabbed in Chester

    The Chester Police Department has arrested a man wanted for multiple armed robberies in North Carolina.
    On Tuesday night, the department announced it had apprehended Christopher Clevon Feaster. According to a press release, officers were able to identify Feaster in a video surveillance and arrested him without incident. A search warrant was executed to seize any items in his possession that may have been used during the commission of his alleged crimes.

  • Magistrate Underwood reprimanded, but interim suspension lifted

    Magistrate Angel Underwood has had her interim suspension from the bench lifted after agreeing to accept a public reprimand for misconduct on the bench.

  • Man wanted for attempted murder arrested

    A man wanted in connection with an attempted murder last month has been arrested.
    On August 30, the City of Chester Polcie Department said it was looking for 25-year-old Deveko Lavar Kennedy, in connection with an attempted murder of another man on Ashford Street in Chester. Tuesday night, Chester Police Chief Tammy Levister announced in a release that Kennedy had been arrested without incident. Levister thanked the community, SLED and Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood for their help in the case. Check back to OnlineChester.com for updates.

  • Magistrates discuss safety concerns

    A pair of county magistrates say their court facility is unsafe and needs nearly $100,000 in upgrades.
    Magistrates Barbara Cameron and Wylie Frederick addressed Chester County Council about the issue last week. Frederick said given the atmosphere that often exists inside the court and with instances of violent crime spiking across the country, it is foolish to think there couldn't be an incident in Chester.

  • Two arrested after high-speed chase

    Two Chester women were arrested after allegedly stealing a call and leading law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase.

  • Driver in U.S. 21 accident charged with felony DUI

    A Thomasville, N.C. woman involved in an Aug. 21 two-vehicle fatal collision on U.S. Highway 21 has been charged by the S.C. Highway Patrol with felony DUI resulting in death.
    According to Lance Cpl. Gary Miller with the SCHP, Alicia Hughes, the driver of a 1998 Honda sedan was traveling on U.S. 21 (Catawba River Road) when she crossed left of center and hit a 2000 four-door Mercury sedan driven by Yaneshia Y. Craig, 39, of Lancaster, head-on.

  • Chester police seek man for attempted murder

    The City of Chester Police Department is looking for a man involved in an attempted murder.
    According to a press release from the department, authorities are seeking Deveko Lavar Kennedy, described as a black male, age 25, in connection with an attempted murder of another man on Ashford Street in Chester.
    The News & Reporter was told that an incident report on the attempted murder had not been completed as of prestige.