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Police/Court News

  • Chester man sentenced for hitting pregnant girlfriend

    A Chester man was sentenced to prison Wednesday in connection with an assault on his pregnant girlfriend last year.

    Antwain Sutton, 29, of Chester was sentenced to three years in prison in the South Carolina Department of Corrections on Wednesday morning after a jury returned a verdict of guilty on the charge of second-degree domestic violence in Chester County General Sessions Court. Sutton has two previous convictions for domestic violence in South Carolina, both of which occurred within the last five years.

  • City police investigating shooting

    The City of Chester Police Department is investigating a Wednesday shooting.

    According to a press release, at approximately 4:35 Wednesday afternoon, officers were dispatched to the area of Starnes Street and Floyd Street in reference to shots fired. A short time later, officers were dispatched to Chester Regional Medical Center in reference to a gunshot victim. The victim was taken to the hospital where he received medical treatment. The victim is a 16-year-old juvenile.

  • Baldwin gets second bond hearing Thursday

    On Thursday, James Harold “Jamie” Baldwin will get his day in court. His second day in court.

  • Lutz grant arms deputies...with first aid kits

    A first-time Lutz Foundation grant has allowed the Chester County Sheriff’s Office to purchase first aid kits and tourniquets for their road patrol officers, who many times arrive on the scene of an accident or trauma scene with no equipment to help the victim.

    Applying for the grant to arm deputies with first aid kits was the brainchild of Deputy David Peeples.

  • Fourth suit filed against county, sheriff over unpaid leave

    A fourth former employee of the Chester County Sheriff’s Office has filed a lawsuit claiming he was not paid for a large amount of unused leave time after having his employment terminated in violation of the county’s employee handbook and state law.

  • McClinton denied bond in Christmas shooting

    So long as the proceedings move quickly, it appears unlikely that Quinton McClinton will get out of jail before going to court for his alleged role in a Christmas shooting at Club Images.

  • McClinton bond hearing coming up Thursday

    A man who was convicted in connection with the murder of Odell Williams in 2016 and arrested last month for another shooting will be in court for a bond hearing Thursday.

  • Charges dropped against Roscoe in Myrtle Beach murder

    One of the two Chester men arrested in connection with a 2014 Myrtle Beach shooting death has had murder charges against him dropped.

  • Man charged with murder in RIchburg Road shooting

    A Great Falls man has been arrested in connection with a shooting incident that took place in the early hours of Jan. 24 on Richburg Road in Great Falls.

    According to warrants, Stephen Andrew Collins, 25, of Great Falls was charged with murder, attempted murder and possession of weapon during a violent crime in connection with an incident at his Richburg Road residence.

  • State AG issues opinion on Lewisville Middle School incident

    A recent opinion from State Attorney General Alan Wilson’s office questions what the Chester County School District should have done in notifying the Sheriff’s Office about threats made by a student at Lewisville Middle School earlier and casts doubt on whether a teacher should have been reprimanded for reporting the incident.

    After he was contacted by the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, the opinion was requested by 6th Circuit Solicitor Randy Newman.