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Police/Court News

  • Fort Lawn Dollar General robbed

    Fort Lawn Police collected evidence after a robbery at the local Dollar General late last week but as of Tuesday, no arrest had been made, said Police Chief David Hayes.
    “We took a lot of evidence and got prints,” Hayes said.

  • Convicted felon released after arrest

    A convicted felon was released from the Chester County Detention Center after he was arrested and charged with multiple violations of the law Friday morning.
    According to an incident report from the Chester County Sheriff's Office, Geraldo Demetrius Land, 23, of 530 Rose St. was charged with possession of a firearm where alcohol is sold, felon in possession of a firearm, disorderly conduct, threatening a public official, violation of the S.C. gun law, two counts  of escape and two counts of resisting arrest between 1:45 and 2:45 a.m. April 1.

  • Richburg Waffle House robbed

    According to the Chester County Sheriff's Department, the Richburg Waffle House was robbed early Friday morning.
    Major Jamie Mitchell said at approximately 2 a.m., a man entered the restaurant armed "some kind of long gun" and ordered the wait staff to get down. He made one waitress open the cash register and then fled with $320.
    The subject was a black male, standing about 6-foot-4 with an estimated weight of 150 pounds. He was wearing dark-colored pants and a black-and-red hooded jacket.

  • Chester man gets 15 years for gun felony

    Xavier Derico Nichols, 30, has been sentenced to a 15-year prison term for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The sentence was handed down Wednesday in federal court by U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Anderson, according to a press release from U.S. District Attorney Bill Nettles' office.
    Judge Anderson sentenced Nichols to 180 months incarceration followed by five years of supervised released, the release said.

  • Lawsuit now settled with county employee

  • Law enforcement steps up DUI patrols

  • Reynolds promoted to Chief Deputy

  • 11-year-old Chester Park student brings knife to school, stabs classmate

  • Burglary suspects arrested

    Three arrests have been made in a string of burglaries that took place in Chester County from late January to early February.
    The Chester County Sheriff's Department announced Monday that it had arrested 18 year-old Kiamma Sanders of 789 Charity Road, 18 year-old Nathan Chisolm of 107 MLK Memorial Drive and 23-year-old Derrick Coleman of 710 Charity Road. Sanders and Chisolm were each charged with four counts of first degree burglary and one count each of second degree burglary. Coleman was charged with four counts of first degree burglary.

  • Officers in for a shock

    Officers of the Chester County Sheriffs Department learned a painful lesson on Tuesday.
    Class was in session at the department's training facility on McCandless Road as officers went through a Taser certification class. Tasers are an electroshock weapon that use electric currents to disrupt voluntary control of the muscles. Certification training is only required for use of the devices every other year, but officers in Chester are certified every year.
    The class runs about four hours and covers a variety of subjects.