Police/Court News

  • Angel Underwood named chief judge for Chester County

    The Honorable Judge Angel C. Underwood will now be able to add another title to her name, that of chief judge of Chester County.

    Judge Underwood was named the Chief Judge for Administrative Purposes of the Summary Courts (which are the magisterial and municipal courts) by the South Carolina Supreme Court.

    The order lists the duties of the chief judges, which include but are not limited to:

  • Emotional final day in Moore resentencing

    “When I die and go to see Jesus Christ, if He tells me I have to forgive you to get into heaven, I will go to hell,” Linda Crowl said in court Tuesday to Robert Moore.

  • Robert Moore resentencing hearing...Day 1

    Day one of his resentencing trial focused more on what Robert Moore has done since he entered prison than how he ended up there in the first place.

  • Harrison resentenced to life for infamous 1988 murders

    The facts of the murder case against Theodore Harrison Jr. had not changed since 1988. The sentence will not change either.

  • Trial on King's eligibility to hold office delayed

    For the second time since march, a special carve-out that prevents lawyer-legislators from having to appear in court while their bodies are in session has led to a delay in a suit against Chester City Councilman William King.

  • Lawsuit on councilman's ability to serve coming to court

    The matter of whether or not a member of Chester City Council is qualified to hold office will be heard in court next week.

    Nearly three months ago, Chester Citizens for Ethical Government (CCEG) filed suit against Chester City Councilman William R. King II, the Chester Election Commission and the Chester County Board of Voter Registration and Elections. In the suit, filed on March 5, CCEG alleges that King is a convicted felon and therefore can’t hold office.

  • Halsey wants to hold first responder parade

    Community organizer Michael Halsey spoke to Chester City Council recently about his plans for a “Red White & Blue” First Responders Parade of Valor. This parade is planned for Sept. 2 on the streets of Chester.

  • Escaped inmate recaptured near hospital

    An inmate at the Chester County Detention Center was caught after police searched for him after he allegedly escaped from the Chester Regional Medical Center ER Monday while being treated.

    Residents in the area received a robocall from Chester County Dispatch advising an inmate had escaped from the CRMC emergency room. He was described as a white male, about five feet, 10 inches tall, 165 lbs.,wearing a tan or brown shirt and tan or brown shorts with no shoes.

  • Man sought for attempted murder turns himself in

    A suspect sought by the Chester Police Department on multiple charges in connection with a shooting on Epworth Street has turned himself in.

    According to a release from the Chester Police Department on May 2, officers attempted to serve active warrants on Brentton Stephon Timmons, 22 of Chester, but the suspect escaped the police on foot. He was wanted on charges of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and discharging a firearm into a dwelling.

    The CPD offered a $500 reward for information leading to his arrest.

  • Another delay in the murder trial of Stewart, Roscoe

    A case that has already seen a series of delays has seen another one.

    Meleke Stewart and Broderick Roscoe were scheduled to be court this month in Horry County to face charges in the 2014 shooting death of Alton Daniels in Myrtle Beach. That was after the case was bumped off the docket by another trial in April. According to 15th Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson, though, the presiding judge deferred the case to July, even though there are two sessions of court in Horry this month.