Police/Court News

  • Childs dismissed from Bain lawsuit

    Circuit Judge Brian Gibbons has dismissed attorney Ken Childs from the defamation and civil conspiracy lawsuit brought by Chester County School Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain against Childs and school board chair Denise Lawson.

    In an order signed and filed at the Chester County Courthouse on Oct. 4, Judge Gibbons granted Childs’ motion to dismiss him from the claim of defamation brought against him by Bain.

  • Chester men charged in Myrtle Beach murder go to trial Monday

    After almost a full year of delays, the murder trial of two Chester men is scheduled to commence on Monday.

    Meleke Stewart and Broderick Roscoe (both 18 at the time and both former Chester High student athletes) were arrested in connection with the shooting death of Alton Daniels of Shallotte, N.C. in 2014. According to a statement from the Myrtle Beach Police Department at the time, Daniels was murdered in the early morning hours on June 16, where the victim and suspects met, in the 800 block of Yaupon Drive in Myrtle Beach. Daniels was found shot to death in his vehicle.

  • Bagley wants out of Slayman lawsuit

    Educational consultant Betty Bagley, who was retained by the Chester County School District to create the document that detailed the alleged hostile workplace created at the school district by former Superintendent Dr. Agnes Slayman, has asked the court to dismiss her from a lawsuit filed by the former superintendent.

    Bagley is named as a co-defendant in an allegation of civil conspiracy, along with former interim Superintendent Dr. Keith Callicutt, former school district executive Dr. Charles King, and school board members Denise Lawson and Dr. Rick Hughes.

  • Judge will hear motions in Bain lawsuit today

    Circuit Judge Brian Gibbons will hear arguments for and against motions in the lawsuit filed by Chester County Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain against school board chair Denise Lawson and Ken Childs, an attorney who has been employed in the past by the school district.

    The lawsuit against Lawson and Childs alleges defamation and civil conspiracy.

    Childs filed a motion in August to strike certain portions or dismiss entirely the lawsuit brought against himself. Attorneys representing Lawson filed a similar motion

  • Florence delays King case

    After months of stops and starts, the lawsuit questioning Chester City Councilman William King’s eligibility to hold office has hit another stop.

  • Two arrested on drug, weapons, child neglect charges
  • Bond granted for man charged with homicide by child abuse

    “The tragedy is, she could have been saved,” said Sixth Circuit Deputy Solicitor Candice Lively.

    Lively was referring to two-year-old Khloe Adams of Chester, who died from a blunt force trauma injury to her stomach on November 1 last year. Her father, Darryl Quantravis Wilson of Rock Hill, has been in jail on charges of homicide by child abuse since February, but that is subject to change after he was granted a bond by Judge Thomas Russo in a hearing Monday morning.

  • Bond denied for Carter, Tinsley

    For now, at least, the two men charged in the June shooting death of a 14-year-old girl will remain in jail after having their requests for bond denied Monday.

  • Arrest made in 99 Express robbery

    An arrest has been made in an armed robbery that occurred Thursday morning at the 99 Express on Saluda Street in Chester.

    According to a release from the City of Chester Police Department, Antonio James Chisolm was apprehended on Thursday night at approximately 7:50 p.m. Chisolm was “apprehended on foot” on East Lacy Street and transferred to the Chester County Detention Center without incident.

  • Suspect in '09 Great Falls murder back in jail

    The suspect in a 2009 murder case who fled the state before his court date was caught in Baltimore last month and extradited to Lancaster.
    According to Baltimore City District Court records, Montrez Michael Clark, 28, was arrested June 12 on a fugitive warrant. He was booked at the Lancaster County Detention Center on June 22.
    Clark was charged, along with four others, in the murder of Lamario Demond Ford of Great Falls in 2009. Ford was found beaten and shot inside of a Cunningham Street home on March 31, 2009.