Crime & Courts

  • 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.

  • 2 charged in June 15 Patrick killing

    From release

    Two arrests have been made in connection with a murder that occurred June 15 at a home on Sam Jones Road in Patrick that was overrun with venomous pet snakes and malnourished pit bulls. 

    Thomas Craig Overstreet, 23, of 2349 Highway 742 in Chesterfield and Michela Viteritto, 18, of Monroe, N.C., were arrested Tuesday and charged with murder, as well as use of a firearm during a violent crime. They were awaiting a bond hearing in front of a General Sessions judge.

  • Suspect named in murder of Darrius Robinson

    From release

  • 3 arrested in Ruby man’s murder

    From release

    Three people have been arrested in connection with the murder of 63-year-old Farris “Mickey” Short, who was found shot to death Monday in a field on Hurst Cemetery Road outside Chesterfield.

  • Body of Ruby man found in Chesterfield

    The body of a Ruby man shot in the head was found in Chesterfield early Monday.
    Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks said the body was discovered on Hurst Cemetery Lane in Chesterfield and has been identified as 63-year-old Farris M. Short of Ruby.
    No other details about the victim or the circumstances of his death were available at press time Monday. It was the second case in four days of a man found shot dead in Chesterfield County.

  • Patrick murder victim’s house overrun with venomous snakes, dogs, turtles

    From release

    The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a murder that occurred June 15 at a home on Sam Jones Road in Patrick that was filled with venomous pet snakes and malnourished pit bulls.
    Neighbors of 3196 Sam Jones Road reported hearing an argument followed by gunshots between 12:30 and 1 a.m. on Thursday.

  • Hammer-wielding woman arrested for trespassing

    Hannah L. Strong

    A 23-year-old woman, Abigail Hawk Deemer, of 966 Riley Road, Ruby, was arrested June 1 for vandalism of property less than $2,000, trespassing and driving under suspension.
    A sheriff’s deputy responded to a home on Hwy. 102 because of Deemer’s trespassing.
    The complainant said Deemer had been at the residence beating on the “place” and violating a “no trespassing” sign, the report said.