Police/Court News

  • "A sad day in Chester County"

    A dashboard camera video shows the confrontation between sheriff's deputies and West Chester volunteer firemen, but a lack of audio makes it difficult to know exactly what prompted the brief roadside shoving match between the two parties on February 14.

  • SCACEE files brief in 911 dispute


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    An amicus curiae brief has now been filed by the South Carolina Association of Countywide Elected Executives in the ongoing legal battle for control of Chester County E911 between Chester County and Sheriff Alex Underwood.

  • Roddey seeking another term as Probate Judge

    Lois Roddey is seeking her seventh term in office as Chester County Probate Judge.

  • UPDATE II: Police chief asks for SLED investigation after alleged threats by councilman

    City of Chester Police Chief Andre' Williams says he was threatened by City Councilman Odell Williams on Monday night and is calling on the State Law Enforcement Division to investigate the incident.

  • S.T.O.R.M. Program to hit A&E airwaves next week

    A successful local program begun by Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood will be getting some national publicity next week.
    Underwood announced Thursday that the upcoming A&E series “Beyond Scared Straight” will feature the Chester County Sheriff’s Office S.T.O.R.M Program. The series will start Friday, March 14, at 10:00 p.m.
    “I encourage everyone to tune in to get a glimpse into some of the issues that plague our youth and how this program can give some teens another chance at life," Underwood said.

  • SLED to investigate firefighter incident

    S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson's office has asked the State Law Enforcement Division to open an investigation into the Feb. 14 altercation between two West Chester firefighters and Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood and deputies led to assault charges for Andrew and Thomas Martin, the two firefighters.
    According to Mark Powell, the communications director for the Attorney General's office, both Underwood and the Chester County Fire Chief's Association requested that the AG's office investigate the issue.

  • No decision on new 911 motions

    A hearing on two new motions filed in the case of who will control Chester County E911 was recessed on Thursday and is scheduled to pick back up today.

  • Great Falls robbery suspect arrested Tuesday

    The Chester County Sheriff's Office made an arrest Tuesday morning in connection with an armed robbery at Sumner's Deli in Great Falls Monday night.
    According to an incident report from the Sheriff's Office and the Chester County Detention Center website, James Alex Roberts, 36, of 15973 State Highway 200, Great Falls, has been charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

  • Rural fire chiefs stand behind Martins

    The rural fire chiefs in Chester County are standing behind two West Chester Fire Department firefighters—one of them chief of the department – and calling for a State Attorney General investigation into the incident between them and Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood, and the arrests made by the sheriff's office following that incident.

  • Recording of incident does exist

    The alleged scuffle between two volunteer firemen, Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood and some of his deputies Friday was apparently captured on tape.