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Police/Court News

  • 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.

  • Two arrested on drug, weapons, child neglect charges
  • Bond granted for man charged with homicide by child abuse

    “The tragedy is, she could have been saved,” said Sixth Circuit Deputy Solicitor Candice Lively.

    Lively was referring to two-year-old Khloe Adams of Chester, who died from a blunt force trauma injury to her stomach on November 1 last year. Her father, Darryl Quantravis Wilson of Rock Hill, has been in jail on charges of homicide by child abuse since February, but that is subject to change after he was granted a bond by Judge Thomas Russo in a hearing Monday morning.

  • Bond denied for Carter, Tinsley

    For now, at least, the two men charged in the June shooting death of a 14-year-old girl will remain in jail after having their requests for bond denied Monday.

  • Arrest made in 99 Express robbery

    An arrest has been made in an armed robbery that occurred Thursday morning at the 99 Express on Saluda Street in Chester.

    According to a release from the City of Chester Police Department, Antonio James Chisolm was apprehended on Thursday night at approximately 7:50 p.m. Chisolm was “apprehended on foot” on East Lacy Street and transferred to the Chester County Detention Center without incident.

  • Suspect in '09 Great Falls murder back in jail

    The suspect in a 2009 murder case who fled the state before his court date was caught in Baltimore last month and extradited to Lancaster.
    According to Baltimore City District Court records, Montrez Michael Clark, 28, was arrested June 12 on a fugitive warrant. He was booked at the Lancaster County Detention Center on June 22.
    Clark was charged, along with four others, in the murder of Lamario Demond Ford of Great Falls in 2009. Ford was found beaten and shot inside of a Cunningham Street home on March 31, 2009.

  • Land found guilty in connection with 2017 armed robbery

    A Chester County jury needed just over an hour to convict Geraldo Land on all five counts he was facing in relation to an armed robbery at an Ashford Street home last April.

  • Man fires attorney in court, represents himself in armed robbery case

    It’s a different twist on “self defense.”

    “My client wishes to fire me and will be representing himself,” attorney Geoffry Dunn said in court Wednesday.

    The client was Geraldo Land, who was charged with entering an Ashford Street home last April and robbing a table full of poker players at gunpoint.

    “You understand this is not the wisest decision you ever made,” Judge Mark Hayes said.

  • "Shots fired. Subject is down."

    A February incident in which a man who stole a car from a Richburg motel was killed by law enforcement officers appears to have unfolded exactly as officials initially described.

    On the night of Tuesday, Feb. 27, Dustin James Case, 20, of Travelers Rest allegedly stole a vehicle from the Richburg Super 8. He was quickly spotted and followed by a Chester County Sheriff’s deputy. At a press conference the following day, Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood detailed what happened from that point on.

  • Traffic stop leads to three drug arrests

    A traffic stop at the intersection of West End Street and J.A. Cochran Bypass on Tuesday led to an arrest of three people for possession and distribution of meth and marijuana.

    According to a release from the City of Chester Police Department, on July 3, at about 11 in the morning, a CPD officer conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of West End Road and U.S. Highway 321 Bypass for a traffic violation. When the officer approached the vehicle, the officer ‘could smell an odor believed to be marijuana.’