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Police/Court News

  • Police car damaged in chase

    A City of Chester Police car was damaged in a chase in the early morning hours of Friday.

  • Cauthen: "I asked for my money back"

    Former Fort Lawn Police Officer Robert Cauthen wants it known he has never been found guilty in any wrongdoing despite several investigations into a surplus property purchase and he has only requested the refund of his own money – not any equipment that belongs to the town.
    “I have not requested the property,” Cauthen said. “I asked for my money back.”

  • Council approves purchase of new police uniforms

    New uniforms for the Chester Police Department will cost $13,030. A motion to approve the expenditure passed at a meeting of Chester City Council on Monday.
    Last month, new Police Chief Andre' Williams told the council he wanted to outfit his officers in new, nicer uniforms. He said it was important for police officers to look the part and to "look like we know what we're doing." He was impressed with the department's current duds, calling some aspects of the uniform "horrible."

  • Two arrested on marijuana charges

    The Chester County Sheriff's Department has made two more in a long recent string of drug arrests.
    Deputies conducted two separate traffic stops on Thursday, Sept. 8. The first was on U.S. Interstate 77 where Jason Antwan Green was found to be in possession of 6.6 grams of marijuana. The second was on S.C. Highway 9 in the McDonald's parking lot in Richburg. Michael Alexander Horne was found to be in possession of 1.6 grams of marijuana. Deputies charged Green with possession of marijuana second and Horne with possession of marijuana.

  • Richburg man arrested on crack charges

    The Chester County Sheriff's Department has made another in a recent string of drug-related arrests.
    On Wednesday, deputies from the Chester County Sheriff's Office Narcotics and Violent Crimes Unit were conducting a narcotics investigation in the Richburg area of Chester County. During a traffic stop at the intersection of Old Branch Road and Funderburk Street in Fort Lawn, a motorist was found to be in possession of 2.1 grams of crack cocaine.

  • Police make arrests in two attempted murders

  • Two more arrested on drug charges

    On Friday, the Chester County Sheriff's Department made another in its weeks-long string of drug-related arrests. According to a release from Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith, two people were nabbed Friday on marijuana charges.
    Deputies from the department's Narcotics and Violent Crimes Unit were conducting a traffic stop on S.C. Highway 9. During the stop, deputies found Richard Cody Rose to be in possession of approximately 4.6 grams of marijuana. Shane Lee Broom was found to be in possession of approximately 7.7 grams of marijuana.

  • More drug arrests made, marijuana and crack seized

    The Chester County Sheriff's Department has made four more drug-related arrests, continuing a recent trend.
    On Aug. 10, the department's Narcotics and Violent Crimes Unit was conducting a drug investigation in the Lando/Edgemoor area of Chester. During a traffic stop on S.C. Highway 901, Jeremy David Crump was found to be in possession of 29.3 grams of marijuana. Deputies charged Crump, a 28-year old from Rock Hill, with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

  • City to equip police officers with cameras


    If you interact with a Chester Police officer in the near future, you should smile; since you'll be on camera.
    The Chester Police Department will be purchasing cameras for all officers to wear. The cameras will be turned on before officers initiate contact with any subject.
    Chief Andre' Williams told Chester City Council Monday night that he wanted to put clip-on cameras on every officer. According to Lt. Gene Gilmore, the department has one such camera now. He said he hoped that the department would be able to buy 25 and equip everybody with one.

  • More burglary, drug arrests made

    The Chester County Sheriff's Department has made two more in a string of drug and burglary arrests.