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Police/Court News

  • Chester man facing life sentence on drug conviction

    A Chester man is facing a life sentence after being convicted of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine on Tuesday.
    United States Attorney Bill Nettles announced that a jury found Earl Glenn, Jr., 30, guilty in federal court in Columbia. Nettles stated that based on the substantial drug weight found by the jury and Glenn’s multiple prior drug convictions, Glenn is facing a mandatory life sentence as a result of his conviction.

  • Three of four men facing attempted murder charges denied bond

    Citing ongoing tensions between rival groups in Union County, a circuit judge on Thursday denied bond for three of four Chester men accused in a shooting incident that began at a pool hall.
    Judge William Nettles set a $48,000 bond for 22-year-old Cedric Jamarius Brown of 5681 Woods Ferry Road. Brown’s bond conditions include a 6 p.m. curfew and he must come to Union County only for court or to work at his Dollar General Distribution Center job.

  • Marijuana arrest made in Lando

    The Chester County Sheriff's Office made a pair of drug arrests in the Lando area last week.

  • Man charged with sexual assault

    The Chester County Sheriff's Office has arrested 53-year-old Charlie James Johnson of 563 Roundtree Circle, Chester and charged him with criminal sexual conduct third degree in connection with an alleged rape of a woman he knew on May 22.
    According to the police report, a woman told police that she woke up and found Johnson behind her and he was sexually assaulting her. She told police that she pushed Johnson out of the bed and told him that he was not going to commit the act again.

  • Evans arrested on multiple drug charges

    A Mill Street man was arrested last week and now faces multiple drug charges.
    According to a release from Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith, on August 7, deputies of the Chester County Sheriff's Office Narcotics and Violent Crimes Unit, having already purchased crack cocaine from James Leonard Evans, executed a search warrant of his residence on Mill Street. During the search, deputies recovered 0.8 ounces of crack cocaine, 4.5 grams of marijuana, a razor blade with crack cocaine residue on it and $508 in cash.

  • Man arrested after alleged hammer attack, attempted rape

    A Chester man was arrested Thursday after allegedly attacking a 61-year-old woman with a hammer and trying to rape her.

  • "Senioritis" is upon them

    Chester High School held registration for its senior class on Wednesday. Of the school's 169 senior students, several made the early morning trip to get class schedules, check locker locations and catch up with friends they haven't seem over the summer months. Ronesha Titus shared what the senior status means to her.
    “I'm excited and scared at the same time,” she said.

  • Collaborative effort nets two drug arrests

    The Chester County Sheriff's Office made a pair of drug arrests late last week, one of which was a joint effort between the department, SLED and the National Guard.

  • Four Chester men charged with attempted murder in Union

    Four Chester County men were arrested in Union over the weekend and charged with attempted murder after what appeared to be a random shooting.

  • Three arrests made in stolen weapons case

    The Chester County Sheriffs Department made three arrests late last week related to the attempted sale of stolen guns and drug possession.
    The Sheriff's Department received information that William Lee Jones, 27, had possession of weapons that had been stolen from a residence on Meadowbrook Road in Chester and that he was attempting to sell them. Investigators obtained statements from co-defenders and video footage of Jones in possession of these stolen weapons. Warrants were obtained on Jones, Gina Griffin, 44, and Tammy Roberts, 49.