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Crime & Courts

  • Fire destroys Ruby house

    RUBY – A Dec. 5 morning fire destroyed a house on Rock Spring Church Road in Ruby.
    The Ruby-Mt. Croghan Volunteer Fire Department received a call at 5:23 a.m. Dec. 5.  Fire Chief Robert Hancock said the fire destroyed the house by the time his department arrived on the scene.  A male, described as being in his 60’s, was pulled from the fire by a nephew who lived nearby.

  • 2 juveniles arrested on burglary charges

    Two juveniles were arrested Oct. 13 on first degree burglary charges for a break-in on TB Watts Road east of Pageland.
    The two juveniles said they were “lookouts” in the alleged burglary, according to a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office report.
    The juveniles alleged two adults stole a gaming system and accessories worth $1,000 and two .22-caliber guns worth $1,000.
    Deputies retrieved the gaming system and one gun, according to the report.

  • Pageland man reports armed robbery

    A Pageland man reported two men broke into his house on Green Lane, held him a gunpoint and then ransacked his residence before taking $500 and a cell phone, according to a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office report. 

    The incident happened about 10:50 a.m. Sunday. 

    The victim told sheriff’s deputies that he had just sold some pine straw for $500. 

  • Chesterfield man faces firearm charges

    Chesterfield County sheriff deputies arrested a Chesterfield man for allegedly displaying a firearm while driving near Mt. Croghan. 

    Nicholas B. Carey, 18, of the 100 block of Redfern Lane, Chesterfield, was arrested Sept. 25 on charges of pointing and presenting a firearm. 

    Carey was arrested after driver reported a SUV driving erratically near the Mt. Croghan flea market. Carey had a shotgun hanging out of a car window, according to the sheriff’s office report.  

  • Pageland police safely stop suspects

    Two recent arrests by Pageland police prevented potential robberies, says Chief Craig Greenlee.
    “No one was shot, including the suspects, and there were no robberies. We kept everyone safe,” Greenlee said.
    The first incident started when OnStar alerted Pageland police on Sept. 12 that a GMC Yukon vehicle stolen from Marshville, N.C. was in Pageland, near McGregor Street and S.C. 151.

  • Chesterfield County School Board fires driver

    The Chesterfield County School Board has fired the bus driver who was arrested for driving under the influence with children on her bus.
    Angela Caldwell of Jefferson was arrested Aug. 28 after witnesses called 911, saying they saw a bus driving erratically near Airport Road and S.C. 265.
    There were five children on her bus, three Central High School students and two New Heights Middle school students.
    Caldwell’s blood alcohol level was .31, almost four times the legal limit.

  • Chesterfield deputies make arrests on marijuana, gun charges

    From release

    The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office confiscated five pounds of marijuana, an assortment of firearms and an undisclosed amount of cash during the search of a home in Pageland Aug. 20.
    Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks said deputies responded to 607 Maples Road in reference to a tip that Gerald Austin Jones, 24, was in possession of stolen firearms.
    Upon arrival, officers were invited into the home and informed that Jones was not home and that his bedroom door was locked.

  • Man who threatened deputies sought

    From release

    The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Joseph Edward Dixon, 24, also known as “Tater”, who has made repeated recent threats to harm law enforcement officials.
    Last week Dixon was involved in a vehicle chase involving deputies that ended when Dixon crashed, allegedly trying to load a shotgun to fire at the officers attempting to pull him over.

  • Chesterfield Sheriff's Office: search of Pageland home finds marijuana and firearms

    The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office confiscated five pounds of marijuana, an assortment of firearms and an undisclosed amount of cash during the search of a home in Pageland Aug. 20.

    Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks said deputies responded to 607 Maples Road in reference to a tip that Gerald Austin Jones, 24, was in possession of stolen firearms.

  • Two arrested for allegedly stealing pine straw

    Chesterfield County Sheriff deputies recently charged two Jefferson men with stealing pine straw.
    Emmanuel R. Stover, 20, of the 5400 block of Mount Pisgah Road and Trevor B. Brister, 25, of the1800 block of Ellis Road were charged with larceny, simple possession of marijuana and failure to stop for a police car’s blue lights after an Aug. 15 incident.
    A sheriff’s deputy spotted a truck pulling a trailer of pine straw traveling on Bart Thurman Road. The truck matched the description of the alleged pine straw thieves, according to the report.