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Police/Court News

  • Brockman sentenced to 35 years for armed robbery outsaide church

    A man who robbed a woman at gunpoint outside a Chester church last year was sentenced to prison by a Chester County jury on Thursday.

  • Clark pleads guilty in nine-year-old murder case

    Montrez Michael Clark was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday for the grisly 2009 slaying of a Great Falls man.

    Clark, 28, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the death of Lamario Demond Ford of Great Falls. Clark, who had faced a murder charge, was apprehended in Baltimore this summer after being on the run for two years.

    Sixth Circuit Solicitor Randy Newman said his office left the decision on Clark’s plea deal in the hands of Ford’s family.

  • UPDATED: Baldwin denied bond in wife's murder

    Saying various allegations presented to him in letters from family members were “concerning,” Judge Paul Burch denied bond for James Harold “Jamie” Baldwin Friday, pending an “expedited” mental competency exam.

    Baldwin has been held at the Chester County Detention Center since August 14 on charges that he murdered his wife, Judy Baldwin.

  • Bond hearing comes Thursday for accused murderer Baldwin

    Two months after he was charged with murdering his wife, James Harold “Jamie” Baldwin will appear in court for a bond hearing.

    Baldwin was arrested on August 14. Sixth Circuit Deputy Solicitor Candice Lively told The News & Reporter at the time that the arrest came after the Chester Grand Jury true-billed his indictment, which means the Grand Jury saw sufficient evidence to believe that Baldwin likely committed the crime. Sixth Circuit Solicitor Randy Newman said a true bill indictment requires the support of at least 12 of 18 grand jurors.

  • Murder trial begins for Stewart, Roscoe

    After almost a full year of delays, the murder trial of two Chester men has finally commenced in Horry County.

  • Childs dismissed from Bain lawsuit

    Circuit Judge Brian Gibbons has dismissed attorney Ken Childs from the defamation and civil conspiracy lawsuit brought by Chester County School Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain against Childs and school board chair Denise Lawson.

    In an order signed and filed at the Chester County Courthouse on Oct. 4, Judge Gibbons granted Childs’ motion to dismiss him from the claim of defamation brought against him by Bain.

  • Chester men charged in Myrtle Beach murder go to trial Monday

    After almost a full year of delays, the murder trial of two Chester men is scheduled to commence on Monday.

    Meleke Stewart and Broderick Roscoe (both 18 at the time and both former Chester High student athletes) were arrested in connection with the shooting death of Alton Daniels of Shallotte, N.C. in 2014. According to a statement from the Myrtle Beach Police Department at the time, Daniels was murdered in the early morning hours on June 16, where the victim and suspects met, in the 800 block of Yaupon Drive in Myrtle Beach. Daniels was found shot to death in his vehicle.

  • Bagley wants out of Slayman lawsuit

    Educational consultant Betty Bagley, who was retained by the Chester County School District to create the document that detailed the alleged hostile workplace created at the school district by former Superintendent Dr. Agnes Slayman, has asked the court to dismiss her from a lawsuit filed by the former superintendent.

    Bagley is named as a co-defendant in an allegation of civil conspiracy, along with former interim Superintendent Dr. Keith Callicutt, former school district executive Dr. Charles King, and school board members Denise Lawson and Dr. Rick Hughes.

  • Judge will hear motions in Bain lawsuit today

    Circuit Judge Brian Gibbons will hear arguments for and against motions in the lawsuit filed by Chester County Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain against school board chair Denise Lawson and Ken Childs, an attorney who has been employed in the past by the school district.

    The lawsuit against Lawson and Childs alleges defamation and civil conspiracy.

    Childs filed a motion in August to strike certain portions or dismiss entirely the lawsuit brought against himself. Attorneys representing Lawson filed a similar motion

  • Florence delays King case

    After months of stops and starts, the lawsuit questioning Chester City Councilman William King’s eligibility to hold office has hit another stop.