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Police/Court News

  • 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.’

  • Another delay in murder trial of Chester men

    For the fourth time in less than a year, a murder trial involving two Chester men has been delayed.

  • Angel Underwood named chief judge for Chester County

    The Honorable Judge Angel C. Underwood will now be able to add another title to her name, that of chief judge of Chester County.

    Judge Underwood was named the Chief Judge for Administrative Purposes of the Summary Courts (which are the magisterial and municipal courts) by the South Carolina Supreme Court.

    The order lists the duties of the chief judges, which include but are not limited to:

  • Emotional final day in Moore resentencing

    “When I die and go to see Jesus Christ, if He tells me I have to forgive you to get into heaven, I will go to hell,” Linda Crowl said in court Tuesday to Robert Moore.

  • Robert Moore resentencing hearing...Day 1

    Day one of his resentencing trial focused more on what Robert Moore has done since he entered prison than how he ended up there in the first place.

  • Harrison resentenced to life for infamous 1988 murders

    The facts of the murder case against Theodore Harrison Jr. had not changed since 1988. The sentence will not change either.