Police/Court News

  • Two people assaulted during store robbery

    A clerk and her boyfriend were assaulted in an early morning robbery at Spot Food, 103 Pinckney St., on Tuesday.
    According to an incident report from the Chester Police Department, an unknown black male entered the store around 3:30 a.m. and asked the clerk and her boyfriend for gas money. Both told the man that they did not have any cash.

  • Johnsonville man charged with drug trafficking in Chester

    A Johnsonville man was arrested in Chester County Wednesday and now faces drug trafficking charges.
    Tedric Brent Allison, 29, of 488 East Saint Luke Church Road in Johnsonville was pulled over by officials near the 55 mile marker on Interstate 77 in Chester County. In a trunk compartment of Allison's silver Chevrolet Impala, officers found approximately 177.6 pounds of marijuana in seven separate bails.
    Officers also seized $274 in cash.
    Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith said the approximate street value of the seized marijuana is $160,000.

  • Investment Properties president denies ownership

    The listed owner of the night club property where a deadly shooting took place in Chester last week has denied knowledge of ownership.
    J. Arthur Whedon, president of Investment Properties of Charlotte, also known as S&P Investment Properties, LLC, said Tuesday that he was unaware that his company was currently listed as owner of the property at 1452 J. A. Cochran Bypass in Chester.
    “We have nothing to do with this property,” Whedon said.
    He had no further comment.

  • Shooting shows gangs have presence in Chester

    The shootings that claimed two lives in Chester last Monday were gang-related, according to Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith.
    In terms of sheer numbers of people involved, Smith said he doesn't know whether the problem with gangs is big or small in Chester. Given the tragic results, though, he said he knows how to classify it.
    "Obviously when you have violence and people getting killed it's a very big problem," Smith said. "We're committed to stopping it."

  • Life sentence delivered for Holcombe murder

    Barbara Holcombe showed Circuit Court Judge Steven John five photos that marked milestones in her son's life.
    The photos showed Thomas Lane Holcombe as a baby, at his high school graduation, with his family at Christmas, with his girlfriend and dog the day before he was killed, and his gravestone.
    "It's unbelievable he's gone from us forever because of one selfish act of violence," she said Friday during a plea hearing for Jeffrey Ray Jennings.