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Crime & Courts

  • 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.

  • Chesterfield deputies make drug, narcotic arrests

    The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office recently made a series of arrests for drug and narcotic violations.
    In some of the cases those arrested had been allegedly trying to buy drugs for up to a year or more. Charged with allegedly selling cocaine multiple times to a confidential source of the sheriff’s office was Hayward Bernard Watts, 35, of the 1500 block of Fred Davis Road, Chesterfield, S.C.

  • 2 Patrick residents charged for drugs, unlawful conduct toward a child

    PATRICK – The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people and placed a child into protective custody following a search of a residence on Main Street in Patrick on July 31.
    Brittany Leigh Griggs, 27, and William Wesley Bryant, 31, both of 75 S. Main St. in Patrick, were arrested on charges of unlawful conduct towards a child and possession of methamphetamines. Drugs, as well as drug paraphernalia, were found inside the home.

  • Cops explain entering officer’s home

    Pageland’s top two police officers, suspended with pay since early June, told state investigators they entered the home of an absent officer without  permission because of their concerns about his alleged marital problems.
    Police Chief Craig Greenlee and Capt. Dean Short told the S.C. Law Enforcement Division they viewed the incident as a personnel matter and chose not to seek assistance from the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office, even though Pfc. Brandon Roberts’ home is in the county.

  • Sheriff’s office investigating murder

    The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the murder of Rashaad Rodrigo Jackson, 23 of Hartsville, who was found shot multiple times in the head and chest on Patrick Fire Tower Road in Patrick.
    Deputies were dispatched to a cemetery on Patrick Fire Tower Road around 10:30 a.m. on July 19  to investigate a body that had been found.
    Chesterfield Sheriff Jay Brooks said the murder may have been an act of retaliation. They are also investigating a possible gang connection, he said. No arrests have been made yet, Brooks said.

  • Hit-and-run now under investigation

    The S.C. Highway Patrol and the Chesterfield County Coroner’s Office are investigating a fatal hit-and-run early Sunday morning.
    The accident happened just north of the town limits about 1 a.m. on S.C. 207, according to the Highway Patrol. Belfred Cruz Mendez Roellana, 45, was walking along the road when he struck but an unknown vehicle. It is not know which direction he was walking.

  • Pageland man charged with attempted murder

    Pageland man has been arrested on three counts of attempted murder, according to the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office.
    Malcolm Tyrell Craig, 21, of Clark Street outside Pageland, is a suspect in a June 25 domestic violence incident that turned lethal when Craig allegedly fired multiple shots at a vehicle fleeing the scene, according to the sheriff’s report.

  • Stewart pleads guilty to avoid new jury trial

    Justice for a Pageland woman murdered Jan. 1, 2010, has been served for a second time.
    Thomas Jeffery Stewart entered a guilty plea June 23 for the murder of 25-year-old Bellanie L. Clyburn during a court hearing at the Chesterfield County Courthouse.
    Stewart, who has been incarcerated since the murder, was tried at the Chesterfield County Courthouse and convicted in the violent stabbing death of Clyburn, his ex-girlfriend. The stabbing took place in front of the victim’s home at Pageland Place Apartments.