Police/Court News

  • Former Skinhead sentenced on weapons charge

    On Wednesday, United States Attorney Bill Nettles announced that William Lee Jones, age 28, of Chester, was sentenced to 188 months (15.8 years) imprisonment in federal court. 
    In September of last year, Jones pled guilty to being a felon in possession of firearms, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1), 924(a)(2), and 924(e).  Senior United States District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie of Columbia imposed the sentence, which will be followed by five years of supervised release.

  • No decision on 911 issue, case continues Friday

    The months long battle over who will control Chester County 911 may finally come to an end on Friday.

  • BREAKING NEWS: No decision in 911 case


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    The case to decide whether or not Chester County can take control of E911 away from Sheriff Alex Underwood was argued at the Chester County Courthouse for nearly seven hours on Wednesday, but Judge Knox McMahan said he would need all of Wednesday night and all day Thursday to come to a decision. Court will reconvene at 9:30 a.m. on Friday.

    Check back to OnlineChester.com for updates to this story.

  • Sheriff's Department opens new substation

    The Chester County Sheriff's Office has a new tool in its fight against crime.

  • Multiple cars damaged by vandals in city

    The Chester Police Department is reaching out to the public for help in finding the individuals responsible for numerous instances of vandalism that have occurred this week.
    On Wednesday, Chester Police Chief Andre' Williams announced that his department was investigating a string of tire slashings and windshield breakings in the city. He said the crimes took place between midnight at 5 a.m. on three straight nights early this week. He asked the public to be aware and vigilant through the holidays and beyond.

  • Sheriff and county settle on temporary agreement

    Chester County's E911 services will remain under the authority of the Chester County Sheriff's Office for now, the chief judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit ruled Friday.
    Sixth Circuit Court Chief Judge J. Ernest Kinard Jr. approved a temporary agreement between Chester County and the Chester County Sheriff's Office.
    Jon D. Robinson and Joanie Winters represented Chester County, Chester County Council and Chester County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey at the brief hearing at the Chester County Courthouse.
    Roddey did not attend.

  • Chester County roads fair well during holiday travel

    Chester County roads faired well compared to surrounding York and Lancaster counties during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period.
    Lance Cpl. Billy Elder of the S.C. Highway Patrol said there were two collisions in Chester County between Wednesday, Nov. 27, and Sunday, Dec. 1. There were 179 cases and 118 warnings issued.
    In Lancaster County, there were 20 crashes, 193 cases and 189 warnings.
    York County had 31 crashes, 578 cases and 457 warnings.

  • Man in fight released on bond

    A Chester man has been charged in connection with a shooting incident last week that left one man dead.
    Brian Robert Christopher, 28, of Dewey Street, Chester, was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 26, by the Chester County Sheriffs Office and charged with weapons/sale or delivery of pistol to and possession by certain persons unlawful, stolen pistol.
    Christopher was given a $25,000 surety bond and was released on Thursday, Nov. 28.

  • UPDATED: Underwood files restraining order against county, Roddey

    In response to the county filing a since-withdrawn restraining order against him, Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood has now filed one against the county in general and against County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey in particular.

  • Man killed in Tuesday shooting

    An afternoon assault between several subjects on Steele Road off Old Catholic Church Road in the Blackstock Community left one man dead and another with gunshot injuries Tuesday.
    Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker said John Michael Hinnant, 30, of 4746 Dewitt Road, Blackstock, was killed in the shooting incident  that happened around 12:16 p.m.
    Tinker said Hinnant was pronounced dead on the scene.