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A face full of vodka

A Chesterfield man was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault and Criminal Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature on May 25. 

A Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department report by Cpl. William Demby said Joseph Walter, 28, 4352 Hwy. 145, Chesterfield, threw vodka into the face of a 25-year-old woman as they drove on Hwy. 265 in Mt. Croghan. The woman reportedly reached over and turned off the car’s ignition, jumped out, ran away and called 911. Walters reportedly chased her in the vehicle.

Food Lion shoplifters

A Pageland man was issued a citation and given a court date May 24 after reportedly admitting to shoplifting from a Pageland store.  

A police report by PFC John Livergood said Michael Maurice Croutch, 52, 50 Oak Grove TP Price Cemetery Road, Pageland, had been recorded by video cameras at Food Lion taking several packages of steak and chicken and concealing them in his pants, then checking out and buying only a loaf of bread May 24.

Livergood reported he located Croutch, who admitted he had taken the items.

Livergood returned to Food Lion on May 28 on another shoplifting call. 

His report said a store manager called police after catching Randy Price Jr., 24, 473 Carley Circle, Jefferson allegedly hiding $18 worth of merchandise under his jacket. 

Livergood then learned Price had two outstanding warrants for the same offense.

Godfrey Street break-in

Pageland Police are investigating a burglary that happened May 26 in the 400 block of West Godfrey Street. PFC John Livergood reported he was dispatched to the home and saw pry marks on the back door. A 67-year-old woman who lives at the address said a television, an X-Box video game system, several games and an L.A. Lakers cap were missing, with a combined estimated value of $1,580. The report said footprints were found in the back yard and fingerprints were found on an open window.

Pot-luck dinner

A Pageland man was arrested and charged with Simple Possession of Marijuana on May 27. Pageland PFC Randall Mullis reported he saw a car belonging to Lee Curtis Wingo at Pageland Place Apartments and thought there were active arrest warrants for Wingo for DUI, Driving Under Suspension and Open Container. Mullis said he and Sgt. Chris Quick found Wingo in the yard behind the apartment and when he saw the officers he tried to hide a plastic bag with “a green leafy substance” inside a barbecue grill. He was arrested for the warrants and the suspected marijuana, the report said.

Simple possession

A Pageland man was arrested and charged with Drug/Narcotic Violations on May 29. PFC John Livergood reported he went to 310 N. Pine Street to pick up a suspect and could smell marijuana inside the home. Livergood called other officers to the scene and a search warrant was obtained. 

His report said Stephon Jerril Wallace, 23, of that address, was arrested and charged with Simple Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia after a “green leafy substance” and “several small tubes used to smoke marijuana” were found.

Hammer time

A Pageland man was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct and Carrying a Weapon on May 30. Pageland Police Sgt. Chris Quick reported he arrested Michael Ray Crawford, 51, 365 Boyd Evans Road, Pageland after the officer was called to Marathon at the intersection of SC 9 and Hwy. 151 Bypass. 

A store employee said Crawford was harassing customers in the store and was carrying a hammer.

Quick reported that when he arrived Crawford had left and gone to Jim’s Variety Store nearby. Police had already had two prior dealings with Crawford that day and advised him to go home, the report said. 

Quick placed Crawford in handcuffs and searched him, finding what he described as “a very large Buck knife.” 

68+ arrests

The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department made several arrests Friday, May 25 during a traffic checkpoint near McBee. 

Figures from the department show 17 arrests for Simple Possession of Marijuana, 20 for Open Container violations, 15 for No SC Diver’s License, eight for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, three for Possession of Synthetic Drugs, four for Underage Possession of Alcohol, one for Possession of Cocaine and numerous other charges.