Police/Court News

  • Roberts denied bond in Jackson murder

    The man charged with the first homicide of 2017 in Chester County was denied bond on Tuesday.

    The incident took place in the early morning hours of Friday, April 14. Chester County Sheriff’s Deputies found 33-year-old Michael Jackson Jr. dead at the home located at 526 Ballpark Drive at approximately 12:30 a.m. Jackson reportedly sustained multiple stab wounds. Michael Scott Roberts was arrested shortly thereafter on homicide charges.

  • Woman charged with ill treatment of animals

    The Chester Police Department on Tuesday arrested a woman on an arrest warrant stemming from an incident involving ill treatment of animals that took place in May.

    According to a press release from Chester PD, Tamara Neal, 30, was arrested during a checkpoint on an arrest warrant that was taken out in May.

  • Coleman part of suit over nuclear debacle

    Georgetown attorney Ed Bellof Bell Legal Group LLC filed an 11-count class action complaint late Monday against SCANA Corp. and S.C. Electric & Gas for charging approximately 661,000 customers more than $1 billion in electricity charges to pay for two power plants that they abandoned last month.

    One of the other attorneys participating in the filing is Winnsboro attorney and former state Sen. Creighton B. Coleman of Coleman & Tolen LLC. Coleman was the senator for District 17, which includes Chester County.

  • City police make drug arrest

    City of Chester Police officers on Wednesday arrested Ankee Draequon Pendergrass, 22, and charged him with failure to stop on police command, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana in proximity of a school or public park, according to a press release form the Chester Police Department.

  • Roseboro, Dixon get probation under YOA

    Two men who testified in the murder trial of Christopher Moore last year were both sentenced to probation last week as part of a plea deal.

  • Highway Patrol steps up recruiting efforts

    The South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) has stepped up recruiting efforts in the past few months. Recruiters have been visible in the area at several locations, answering media questions and making them available in various ways to members of the public who might have recruiting questions.

    The S.C. Department of Public Safety plans two classes for prospective troopers: one in February for uncertified applicants and one in April for former law enforcement officers who are certified Class 1 law enforcement.

  • Liquor, guns and money

    The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, working in tandem with Chester and Union Counties, has made a bootlegging arrest that involved guns and large amounts of cash.

  • Chester PD hopes to connect with citizens at Ward IV Block Party Saturday

    The Chester Police Department has been holding several outreach events recently in an effort to improve on community relations. They were a visible presence at the City’s “Red, Whit and Boom” Fourth of July celebration, they recently planted seeds, good will and good character traits with kids at the Community Garden and now they are doing something again for the benefit of the community.

  • Chester man gets 110 months in stolen firearm case

    United States Attorney Beth Drake stated Tuesday that Tommie Lee Causey, Jr. was sentenced in federal court in Columbia, South Carolina, for possession of a stolen firearm in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(j).  United States District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie, of Columbia, sentenced Causey to 110 months incarceration, followed by a term of supervised release of three years.

  • County raises cost to municipalities for housing inmates

    The cost of housing inmates at the Chester County Detention Center is going up for local municipalities…way up.

    During a regular meeting last Monday, Chester County Council approved third-and-final reading of an ordinance to raise the per-day price of holding non-convicted, pre-trial inmates that is charged to the City of Chester and the towns of Fort Lawn and Great Falls. County Supervisor Shane Stuart noted that an adjustment in the cost was badly needed.