Crime & Courts

  • Pageland PD busts local bootlegger

    A Pageland man was arrested March 24 on charges of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and unlawful sales of liquor, second offense.
    A Pageland police report written by Sgt. Randall Mullis said he, Det./Sgt. Bobby Melton, Pfc. Shawn Gopaul and Pfc. Roger Burris served a search warrant at the home of Charles Edward McClendon, 62, 506 N. Elm St., Pageland.
    The report said the officers also had two arrest warrants for the liquor offenses.
    Mullis reported finding numerous liquor bottles in the home and cases of beer in the refrigerator.

  • Crime reports 4/02/13

    Brandishing a firearm
    Two men were arrested March 24 after one was accused of brandishing a firearm and the other objected to his friend’s arrest.
    A Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department report by Deputy Randall Kerns said he was dispatched to Legend’s Tavern on Hwy. 601 north of Pageland. The deputy met the owner who said a patron inside had been lifting his shirt to show other customers he had a pistol in the waistband of his pants.

  • Crime reports 3/26/13

    Car damaged
    Pageland police were called to a local restaurant March 17 when a woman reported damage to her car.
    A report by Pfc. Travis Johnson said the 45-year-old woman had gone to work at KFC and parked behind the building at 2 p.m. that day.
    When she left at 9 p.m. she found the trunk lid of the car was bent and the windshield was partially broken.
    The report listed the damage at $2,000.

  • Crime reports 3/19/13

    Don’t cuss children or the police
    A Chattanooga, Tenn. man was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct March 8. Chesterfield County Deputy Lee Lewis reported he responded to a call on Price Cemetery Road near Pageland, where it was alleged that Michael Robert Wefler, 44, 727 E. 11th St., Chattanooga, was yelling obscenities at children.
    Lewis said Wefler continued shouting and using foul language after he arrived and he reportedly had also called 911 and was belligerent towards a dispatcher.

  • Crime reports 3/5/13

    Purloined pills
    A Jefferson man was arrested and charged with Burglary and Breaking and Entering on Feb. 22. A Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department report by Deputy Lee Lewis said Michael Paul Jowers, 33, 1911 McKay Jowers Loop, Jefferson, broke into a neighboring home and stole a quantity of pain medication.
    Lewis reported Deputy Brian Mitchell had arrested and found the medication in his pocket. The report said Jowers admitted to a drug problem and said he planned to sell the pills to get money to buy cocaine.

  • Crime reports 2/26/13

    Domestic violence
    A Jefferson man was arrested and charged with Criminal Domestic Violence on Feb. 16. A Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Dept. report by Sgt. Chuck Mixon said a 49-year-old woman called police and claimed Charles Michael Sullivan, 52, 209 N. Maxton St., Jefferson, had struck her on the head.
    Mixon reported seeing a knot on the woman’s forehead. His report said Sullivan said he had not attacked the woman, that she had fallen and hit her head.

    ‘Playing in the snow’

  • Crime reports 2/19/12

    He tried to run
    A Pageland man was arrested on charges of Driving Under the Influence, Failure to Stop for Blue Lights and Siren, Open Container and Driving Under Suspension on Feb. 8. Pageland Police Pfc. Roger Burris reported he saw Willie Dewayne Blakeney, 32, 914 N. Elm St., Pageland,  run a red light at McGregor Street and Pearl Street.

  • Crime reports 2/12/13

    A Monroe, N.C. man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and liquor law violations on Feb. 3. Pageland Pfc. Roger Burris reported he saw Phillip Allen Compton, 25, 2316 Mount Pleasant Church Road, Monroe, speeding on McGregor Street.
    Burris said his radar confirmed Compton was driving 46 mph in a 35 mph zone and continued at that speed when he entered into a 25 mph zone.

  • Crime reports 1/08/12

    Green leafy

    A Pageland man was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana on Dec. 29. A Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department report by Deputy Lee Lewis said he was assisting Pageland police at a traffic checkpoint at SC 9 and Arant Street when Bradford Dewayne Fair, 31, 193 Mill House Lane, Pageland, approached the checkpoint, made a u-turn and fled.
    Lewis reported he followed Fair, who turned onto Sale barn Road without signaling, then stopped at a closed business. Lewis pulled in behind the car.

  • Regional Crime


    COLUMBIA - United States Attorney Bill Nettles has announced Dan Bifield, a/k/a “Diamond Dan,” of the Hells Angels’ Rock Hell City Nomad Chapter in South Carolina, has plead guilty to a racketeering conspiracy (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, also known as RICO- 18 U.S.C. §1962).  He faces up to 20 years in prison as a result of his RICO plea and will be sentenced in March by United States District Court Judge Cameron McGowan Currie.