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Police/Court News

  • Fanning shares thoughts on selecting county magistrates

    State Senator Mike Fanning this week announced the appointment of four new people as Chester County Magistrate Judges and the reappointment of Chief Magistrate Judge Angel Underwood. Some questions have been raised in the community about the process of how the new magistrates were chosen, why the Chief Magistrate was not required to go through the same process and several other issues.

    After the S.C. Senate approved the magistrates late Monday afternoon, Fanning gave a telephone interview with The N&R where he addressed many of these concerns.

  • Sheriff Dorsey: "We're going to be better cops"

    Chester County Interim Sheriff Max Dorsey met the public recently when the Sheriff’s Department held an Open House drop-in for the community at the Chester County Law Enforcement Center.

    The event was attended by citizens wanting to wish him well, first responders and law enforcement officers from across Chester County that the Chester County Sheriff’s Office routinely interfaces with.

  • Fanning appoints four new magistrates

    According to a press release issued Monday afternoon, Senator Mike Fanning has appointed Theodore Wilder, Kim Williford, Dana Greenleaf, and Angela Boyd to the position of magistrate judges in Chester County.

  • Dorsey addresses Richburg Council, invites public to open house

    Chester County Sheriff Max Dorsey addressed the Richburg Town Council this past Monday.

    Dorsey began his address by stating that when he comes to Richburg he feels as if he is coming home as his aunt lives within the town limits and he has many fond memories of spending time in the town.

    Since becoming Sheriff, Dorsey has begun having more deputies on road patrols, opening dialogue with the Chester County School District concerning school resource officers and opening dialogue about the Chester County Law Enforcement Center.

  • UPDATED: Attorney General drops charges against Kevin and Ernestine Simpson

    The S.C. Attorney General’s office has dropped charges against Kevin and Ernestine Simpson, according to their attorney Everett Stubbs.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Judge gives city 30 days to respond to CCEG FOIA requests

    A judge has given the City of Chester 30 days to produce documents sought through a series of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests dating back to last year.

  • UPDATE II: City locked out of LEC, will be denied NCIC entries by sheriff's office

    For the second time in recent memory, the City of Chester and the Chester County Sheriff’s Office are at odds over access to the Chester County Detention Center.

    According to documents obtained by the News & Reporter through a Freedom of Information Act request, city ID badges needed to go any further that the lobby of the center have been invalidated. On top of that, Underwood appears to have unilaterally ended his office’s practice of handling city National Crime Information Center (NCIC) entries.

  • BREAKING NEWS: County correctional officer arrested, charged with misconduct in office

    For the second time this month, a Chester County law enforcement officer has arrested.

  • Chester PD investigates two shootings

    The Chester Police Department is investigating two shooting incidents that took place one day apart from each other.

    According to releases from the Chester Police Department, while they were on another call near the Mill Street area on April 7, officers heard gunshots behind the street coming from Simrill Street. When they arrived on the street, officers noticed three victims who had been shot several times.

    The victims were Jabril Faulk, 22; Fahbian McCullough, 24; and Charles Gladney, 49.

  • Roseboro pleads guilty to weapons charges in Lancaster

    United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced Friday that Deangelo Raheem Roseboro, age 25, of Lancaster, South Carolina, entered a guilty plea in federal court to possession of a firearm by a person who had been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a year.  United States District Judge J. Michelle Childs of Columbia accepted the guilty plea and will impose sentence after she has received and reviewed a presentence report prepared by the United States Probation Office.