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Police/Court News

  • City of Chester makes "most dangerous" list

    According to statistics compiled by HomeSecurityShield.com, the City of Chester is one of the dangerous areas in the State of South Carolina.
    The website created its "most dangerous city" rankings "solely on the data publicly released each year by the FBI." The rankings are based on the rate of violent crime and come from the FBI's 2012 statistics, which are the most recent year for which complete numbers are available.

  • UPDATED: Court denies contractor's appeal in Giti Tire grading case

    The S.C. Court of Appeals on Monday morning denied the appeal of Circuit Judge Lee Alford's order lifting the temporary restraining order sought by Richardson Construction Company of Columbia to prevent Chester County from proceeding with awarding the bid for the site preparation at the Giti Tire plant.

  • Dashcam video gives few answers

    A dashcam video does exist of a traffic stop that upset a local father and led to a packed Chester City Council meeting last week, but it offers very little insight into what happened.

  • No decision yet on Giti Tire site grading case

    A judge has not yet made a decision in a lawsuit brought by a grading contractor against Chester County, which is delaying the site prep work at the Giti Tire plant in Chester County.
    Chester County attorney Joanie Winters appeared before Circuit Judge Lee Alford this past Friday to ask him to lift a temporary restraining order against Chester County continuing with the bidding process for the site prep work at the Giti Tire plant site outside of Richburg.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Gang task force sets first meeting

    A task force that is being organized to help combat gang violence in Chester County will have its first meeting next month.
    In a letter to Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood from County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey, it is stated that the meeting will be held at the county government building on January 15 at 6 p.m.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Roddey asks SLED for assistance in battling gang violence
  • Three arrested in Richburg McDonald's robbery

    The Chester County Sheriff's office have arrested three suspects in connection with the Thanksgiving week robbery of the McDonald's outside of Richburg.
    According to arrest warrants,  Ricky Lee Gordon, 27 and Roderick Grady Gordon, 20 both of Chester and Jarquaveus Marsenio Washington, 24, of Lancaster, were charged with armed robbery/robbery while armed with or allegedly armed with a deadly weapon. In addition, Ricky Gordon was charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

  • Richburg McDonald's robbed at gunpoint

    The Chester County Sheriff's Department is looking for two men who allegedly robbed the Richburg McDonald's at gunpoint early Tuesday morning.

  • UPDATED: Fifth arrest made in murder of city councilman

    The Chester County Sheriff's Department has made a fifth arrest in the murder of Chester City Councilman Odell Williams.
    On Wednesday, Terrance Williams Buchanan, 25, was charged with accessory/accessory before the fact to a felony. He was also charged with two counts of possession of marijuana and one count of criminal domestic violence, according to Chester County Detention Center records.

  • Bond denied for all four suspects in Williams murder

    As of last Friday afternoon, three of the four suspects allegedly responsible for the November 4 shooting death of Chester City Councilman Odell Williams were in custody. The fourth was arrested early Monday afternoon.
    Suspects arrested Thursday were Christopher Marquavious Moore, 18, of 537 2nd Street in Chester, who was charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime and Quinton Tywan McClinton, 25, of 729 Sugarplum Road, who was charged with accessory before and after the fact of a felony, according to Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood.