Police/Court News

  • January deal netted average deputy $2,400 raise

    Chester County is working to raise the pay of all its employees, but a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreed to early this year has provided a pay boost for many employees of the Chester County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Driver indicted for reckless homicide in Swygart death

    A Chester County Grand Jury on April 30th returned a true bill on an indictment of reckless homicide against William David Brown, the driver of the vehicle that killed Adam Swygart in May of 2016.

    Brown was arrested earlier this month and charged with reckless homicide.

  • CCEG wins default judgment against city in FOIA lawsuit

    Community watchdog group Chester Citizens for Ethical Government (CCEG) has been awarded a default judgment in its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the City of Chester.

  • Former pastor found guilty of attempted murder

    A Chester pastor will spend 20 years in jail after being convicted of attempted murder in connection with a shooting at downtown Christian bookstore in 2017.

    Robert Worthy, a 66-year-old former associate pastor at Union Baptist Church,  was found guilty on Thursday of two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. The case was heard by Judge William McKinnon at the Chester County Courthouse.

  • Public, police express frustration at first community safety meeting

    Frustrations were aired and emotions ran high at the first of a series of community safety meetings in the wake of several recent shootings in and around the City of Chester: the public expressed their frustrations with the police and the police expressed their frustration at trying to get the community to cooperate with them. Both sides in the community safety issue had a chance to hear what the other was saying.

  • Multiple shootings reported on Friday

    Shooting #1:     
    At 6:39pm, Chester Dispatch received a report of shots fired in the area of Pinckney Street, outside the city limits of Chester.  No witnesses volunteered information to law enforcement.  No injuries were reported from this incident.
    Shooting #2:     

  • Dorsey requests additional SRO

    New Chester County Sheriff Max Dorsey said upon his swearing in two weeks ago that school safety was his top priority. He’s planning to put his resources where his mouth is.

  • Jeter St. shooting being investigated

    According to a release from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, a shooting occurred on Jeter Street in the City of Chester around 10:15pm on Thursday, May 24th. Victims sustained non-life threatening wounds. Chester City Police Department is the lead agency and is being assisted by Chester Sheriff’s Office and SLED. Check back to OnlineChester.com for updates.

  • Chester officers Wilson and Marshall have names added to National LEO Memorial

    City of Chester police officers W.A.R. Wilson and James J. Marshall, killed in the line of duty in 1891 and 1898, have had their names added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

    Each year, during National Police Week in May, the United States recognizes the service and sacrifice of United States law enforcement officers. Wilson and Marshall’s names were added to the memorial during Police Week. A memorial service was also held on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol Building.

  • Four new Chester County magistrates appointed

    State Sen. Mike Fanning D-(Chester, Fairfield, York) recommended the appointment of four new magistrates and the reappointment of Chief Magistrate Judge Angel Underwood for Chester County. They were approved by the S.C. Senate on Tuesday.

    According to their calendar, the Senate approved the appointment of: