Crime & Courts

  • PPD looking for fugitive felon

    Progressive Journal Editor
    Pageland Police Chief Larry Brown is asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted felon.
    Kory Alexander Little, 23, 309 South Elm Street, Pageland, is being sought by police for his suspected part in a dispute at Grits & Groceris in Pageland on Oct. 13.
    A Pageland Police Department report prepared by PFC Travis Johnson and reported in the Oct. 23 Progressive Journal said Johnson was waved down by a pedestrian who said he had been threatened at Grits & Groceries and left to avoid trouble.

  • Pageland bank robber gets 11 1/2 years

    A Pageland man was sentenced to well more than a decade in prison in connection with Monroe, N.C. bank robbery in January 2011.

    Harold Elwood Pritchett, 56, was sentenced to 11-1/2 years last week in federal court in Charlotte after pleading guilty last year to charges of conspiracy, bank robbery, armed bank robbery and use of a firearm in connection with a bank robbery. He will also be required to serve three years of supervised release and repay $7,418 in restitution, the amount taken in the holdup.

  • Crime reports 11/06/12

    Phone on the go
    A shoplifting occurred at Bi-Lo on Oct. 25.

    According to an incident report by Pageland Police Department, on Oct. 25 at 7:15 p.m. a Hispanic female wearing a flowered sundress and carrying a pink purse asked a store employee about AT&T GoPhones. The report said the employee allowed the woman to look at a phone valued at $100. A few minutes a later a customer told the employee the woman took the phone box into the bathroom. The report said all that could be located was the empty phone box, and the woman was gone.

  • Crime 10/30/12

    A Pageland man was arrested and charged with Simple Possession of Marijuana after the car in which he was a passenger ran a stop sign Oct. 18. A Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department report by Deputy Larry Tucker said he was parked near SC 9 and Airport Road and saw the car fail to stop as it turned from East Maynard Street into Airport Road.

  • Real Estate Transfers 10/30/12

    The following real estate transactions were recorded in the Chesterfield County Clerk’s Office in September.

  • Crime reports 10/23/12

    They had ‘the munchies?’
    Two men were arrested in Pageland on Oct. 12 on multiple charges.
    A Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department report said Deputy Larry Tucker responded to a call about disorderly customers at the In-and-Out Mini Mart, 1210 West McGregor Street, Pageland. The report said Pagalen police officers were already at the store.

  • Crime Reports 10/16/12

    Found in bed
    A Mt. Croghan man was arrested and charged with Simple Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia on Oct. 9 after deputies went to a local home to serve an arrest warrant.
    Deputy First Class Rebekah Oliver reported she and Sgt. Chuck Mixon went to a Mt. Croghan home to serve the warrant and the subject named on the warrant was not there.

  • Pageland crime spree ends with two Lancaster County arrests

    A couple of Lancaster residents caused a lot of disruption in Pageland over the weekend of Sept. 29.

    Chastity Marie Leech, 26, 2076 Old Camden Monroe Highway, Lancaster, and Johnny Ray Pyatt, 35, 2345 Doc Holliday Circle, Lancaster, were arrested for various counts, including shoplifting, property damage and motor vehicle theft over the span of three days, Sept. 29-Oct. 1.

  • Crime Reports 10/09/12

    Non-lethal fork wound
    A Pageland woman was arrested for simple assault on Sept. 27.

  • Chesterfield County EMT killed in N.C. crash

    Progressive Journal Editor
    One Chesterfield County Emergency Medical Technician is dead and another faces criminal charges after a deadly ambulance crash claimed the life of an employee of Sanhills Ambulance Service of Cheraw.
    Belinda Gale Rivers, 43, of Ruby was killed when the ambulance she was riding in was struck by an 18-wheeled truck on U.S. Highway 74 near Carolinas Medical Center in Monroe, N.C. on Tuesday, September 25. Officer Micahel Thomas of the Monroe Police Department reported Rivers was pronounced dead at the scene.