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Police/Court News

  • Deputy hits deer during transport

    A Chester County Sheriff's deputy was not seriously injured after his vehicle struck a deer Saturday morning.
    According to an incident report from the Sheriff's Office, Deputy Kenneth Kelly was transporting an intoxicated woman who was taken into custody in Great Falls to the Chester County Detention Center when the accident happened.

  • Citizens speak out on chief's behalf

    There was no discussion of City of Chester Police Chief Andre' Williams on the agenda for Monday's Chester City Council meeting, but there was a standing-room-only crowd and two citizens speaking on his behalf.
    Odell Kennedy and Larry Hill both signed up to speak in the public forum portion of the meeting. Kennedy talked about the "good ol' boy system" and said it was set up to benefit "good ol' boys." He said Williams should be allowed to do his job correctly.
    "Let him do his job," Kennedy said.

  • City looks at take-home vehilce policy

    The City of Chester's take-home vehicle policy has been a frequent topic of discussion by members of Chester City Council. On Monday, the topic was discussed by the police department.
    Amanda Huey, with the department, presented the council with information about the policy and a proposal to change it. Currently, officers that live within a five-mile radius of the department are allowed to take their vehicles home. Huey pitched the idea of expanding that.
    "We'd like to expand that mileage up to 25 miles," Huey said.

  • Man denied bond after kidnapping

    Bond has been denied for a 24-year-old Chester man charged with aggravated criminal domestic violence, kidnapping and violation of a restraining order.
    Devin Deon Everette of 519 Gardendale Circle remained incarcerated at the Chester County Detention on Tuesday.
    According to an incident report from the Chester County Sheriff's Office, police were dispatched to an assault and possible kidnapping call between 6:45 and 9:27 a.m. Saturday. A deputy was advised that the subject fled the area.

  • Making life better for children

    Audrey Bryan began as a Guardian ad Litem volunteer in the spring of 2011 when she moved to Chester after having taught in the North Carolina school system. Her interest stemmed from an advertisement she read.
    “I decided to become a volunteer after seeing an ad in the paper,” she said. “Since I am working on my master's degree at this time, that seemed like something I could do. It's been a blessing in my life.”

  • Judge: "It's a noble purpose to become Guardian Volunteer"

    Family Court Judge Brian Gibbons hears numerous appeals from Guardian ad Litem volunteers as he serves in the Chester, Fairfield and Lancaster circuit courts, he said.
    “Part of my duties is to hear child abuse and neglect cases,” Gibbons said. “Guardian ad Litem adds an integral role for children who have no other voice.”

  • Cousar sentenced on crack cocaine conspiracy charge

    A Rock Hill man has been sentenced on conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine in York and Chester Counties.
    United States Attorney Bill Nettles announced last week that Hendrick “Tony” Cousar, 33, had been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. Cousar had previously been convicted after a trial of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. Nettles stated that based on the substantial drug weight and Cousar’s prior drug convictions, he was sentenced to a mandatory 20-year sentence by United States District Judge Joseph F. Anderson.

  • Shooting of eight-year-old being investigated

    A release from the Chester County Sheriff's Office on Thursday said an eight-year-old was taken to a Lancaster hospital around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday for treatment of a gunshot wound. According to the report, a nurse from Springs Memorial Hospital called the Chester County Sheriff's Department to report that two adult residents of Great Falls were in the emergency room because “an eight-year-old juvenile was being treated for a gunshot wound,” the report said.

  • Fort Lawn councilman arrested

    Fort Lawn Town Councilman James Scott Russell was arrested at his home Monday night and charged with breach of peace.

  • Bond set for couple charged in June murder

    Bond was set Tuesday in General Sessions Court for two people charged in the June 15 brutal beating death of 24-year-old Bradley McAteer.
    Sixth Circuit Court Judge Brooks Goldsmith set a $60,000 bond for Anthony O’Brian Isom, 24, of Chester. Isom is charged with the murder of his cousin. He remains incarcerated at the Chester County Detention Center.
    Crystal Harley Pardue, Isom’s 27-year-old girlfriend from York, was charged with accessory after the fact. She received a $20,000 bond and has been released from jail.