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Police/Court News

  • Trial on King's eligibility to hold office delayed

    For the second time since march, a special carve-out that prevents lawyer-legislators from having to appear in court while their bodies are in session has led to a delay in a suit against Chester City Councilman William King.

  • Lawsuit on councilman's ability to serve coming to court

    The matter of whether or not a member of Chester City Council is qualified to hold office will be heard in court next week.

    Nearly three months ago, Chester Citizens for Ethical Government (CCEG) filed suit against Chester City Councilman William R. King II, the Chester Election Commission and the Chester County Board of Voter Registration and Elections. In the suit, filed on March 5, CCEG alleges that King is a convicted felon and therefore can’t hold office.

  • Halsey wants to hold first responder parade

    Community organizer Michael Halsey spoke to Chester City Council recently about his plans for a “Red White & Blue” First Responders Parade of Valor. This parade is planned for Sept. 2 on the streets of Chester.

  • Escaped inmate recaptured near hospital

    An inmate at the Chester County Detention Center was caught after police searched for him after he allegedly escaped from the Chester Regional Medical Center ER Monday while being treated.

    Residents in the area received a robocall from Chester County Dispatch advising an inmate had escaped from the CRMC emergency room. He was described as a white male, about five feet, 10 inches tall, 165 lbs.,wearing a tan or brown shirt and tan or brown shorts with no shoes.

  • Man sought for attempted murder turns himself in

    A suspect sought by the Chester Police Department on multiple charges in connection with a shooting on Epworth Street has turned himself in.

    According to a release from the Chester Police Department on May 2, officers attempted to serve active warrants on Brentton Stephon Timmons, 22 of Chester, but the suspect escaped the police on foot. He was wanted on charges of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and discharging a firearm into a dwelling.

    The CPD offered a $500 reward for information leading to his arrest.

  • Another delay in the murder trial of Stewart, Roscoe

    A case that has already seen a series of delays has seen another one.

    Meleke Stewart and Broderick Roscoe were scheduled to be court this month in Horry County to face charges in the 2014 shooting death of Alton Daniels in Myrtle Beach. That was after the case was bumped off the docket by another trial in April. According to 15th Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson, though, the presiding judge deferred the case to July, even though there are two sessions of court in Horry this month.

  • Another delay in the murder trial of Stewart, Roscoe

    A case that has seen a series of delays has seen another one.

    Meleke Stewart and Broderick Roscoe were scheduled to be court this month in Horry County to face charges in the 2014 shooting death of Alton Daniels in Myrtle Beach. That was after the case was bumped off the docket by another trial in April. According to 15th Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson, though, the presiding judge deferred the case to July, even though there are two sessions of court in Horry this month.

  • King, elections board answer requests for admission

    Chester City Councilman William King, the Chester Election Commission and the county board of voter registration and elections have all responded to requests for admission from a watchdog group that is suing the three.

  • King answers lawsuit challenging his ability to hold office

    Chester City Councilman William King has responded to the lawsuit from Chester Citizens for Ethical Government (CCEG) seeking to have him removed from office by denying the group’s claims that his felony record makes him unqualified for office.

  • A tactical way of thinking

    Active shooter.

    It’s a phrase that sends cold chills down the spine of school principals, emergency personnel and law enforcement officers alike, but it’s a phrase that has worked its way into the national lexicon. It’s also an event that schools and law enforcement officials now have to train for.