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Crime & Courts

  • Dialing 911 for wrong reasons land two in police custody

    Two people were charged in two separate incidents with misuse of 911.
    A Pageland woman dialed 911 because she wanted to use an officer’s cell phone, and a Chesterfield man dialed the emergency number so he could fight a deputy.
    Sophia Denise Butler, 43, of RW Tadlock Road, Pageland, was arrested March 23 and charged with misuse of 911.
    Butler called 911 about needing to use a cell phone to call someone to come and get her.

  • Man hits deputy in the face while trying to escape jail

    A Pageland man made worse matters worst when he hit an officer while being escorted into a jail cell.
    Robert Wayne McClain, 26, of Richardson Drive, Pageland, was arrested March 28 and charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct.
    Officers responded to Richardson Drive after they received a call about the suspect being drunk and beating on a relative’s window and door, according to a Pageland Police incident report.
    McClain told Captain Bobby Melton that the relative would not give him a ride to the laundry mat.

  • Pageland teen arrested for marijuana

     Tyvonn Terrell Threatt, 18, 311 S. Gum St., Pageland, was arrested Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2013, and charged with possession and intent to distribute marijuana.

    According to a Pageland Police Department incident report, about 12:28 a.m. Sgt. Randall E. Mullis observed Threatt walking in the area of West Evans and Maple streets. 

    The report said a bulge was visible from Threatt’s right jacket pocket. When approached by officers, Threatt would not comply. 

  • Judge issues gag order in Melton case

    LANCASTER – A gag order has been imposed and records sealed in the high-profile capital murder case of a Chesterfield man charged with abducting and murdering a Kershaw woman in late 2011.
    Nickolas Jermaine Miller, 25, of Jefferson, is charged with murder, kidnapping and first-degree criminal sexual conduct in the Dec. 26, 2011, death of Beverly Hope Melton, 30.

  • Crime reports 12/10/13

    Possession of marijuana
    A Ruby man was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after a search warrant was served Nov. 27.
    A Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office report by Deputy First Class Graig Burns said a plastic baggie containing a “green leafy substance” was found in a kitchen cabinet in the home of Richard Levender Smith, 32, 250 Parker Lane, Ruby.

  • Crime reports 12/3/13

    Misuse of 911
    A Pageland man was arrested Nov. 21 and charged with misuse of 911. A Pageland Police report by Pfc. Jordan Seidhom said he was dispatched by Chesterfield County 911 to a North Pine Street home regarding a dispute.
    Seidhom reported he met Phillip Dantonio Covington, 34, 308 N. Pine St., who said he had called 911 after his girlfriend wouldn’t let him take chicken out of the house to cook on the outdoor grill.

  • Crime reports 11/26/13

     

    Arson

  • Crime reports 11/19/13

    DUI
    A Mt. Croghan man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, open container and giving false information to law enforcement Nov. 2.

  • Crime reports 11/05/13

    Trespassing
    A Pageland man was arrested and charged with trespassing and giving false information to law enforcement Oct. 25. A Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department report by Deputy First Class Graig Burns said a 38-year-old woman said Roger Davis Little, 48, 1520 Brewer Cir., Pageland, came to her house and asked for his television to be returned. The woman said she had a no trespass order signed by a judge and Little was not allowed to be there.

  • Crime reports 10/22/13

    Drug bust
    A Marshville, N.C. man and a Pageland woman were arrested on drug charges after a search warrant was served Oct. 10.
    A Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department report said narcotics officers went to 624 Horace Price Road with the warrant and found marijuana, drug paraphernalia and supplies commonly used to make methamphetamine.
    Brittany Renee Plyler, 20, 416 Salebarn Road, Pageland was arrested at the scene, according to the report.