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Crime & Courts

  • Lancaster police searching for shooting suspect

    LANCASTER - On Sunday, Sept. 30, at approximately 3:41 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Robinson Road, Lancaster in reference to a report of shots fired.

    It was reported that shots were fired following an argument between two individuals at that location.
    One person was shot at that time and loaded into a vehicle.

    As that vehicle was attempting to leave the scene to seek medical treatment, a suspect opened fire again, striking the vehicle multiple times and striking two of the three occupants inside.

  • Crime reports 9/25/12

    Meth-makers
    Two men were arrested September 11 on charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine. A Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department report said narcotics officers Michael Irvin and Chris page went to a Chesterfield area home after receiving a tip that someone was burning “meth trash.”

  • Real Estate Transfers: August 2012

    The following real estate transfers were recorded by Chesterfield County Clerk of Court in August.

  • Crime Reports 9/18/12

    More information on drug arrest
    The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department has released more information on a major drug arrest that occurred September 5 outside Chesterfield and reported in last week’s Progressive Journal.

  • Crime Reports 9/11/12

    Truck stolen for yard work
    A Pageland man was charged with Motor Vehicle Theft on Sept. 1.

  • Crime reports 9/4/12

    Alcohol and violence

  • Columbia Bloods member pleads guilty to firearm and drug charges

    From release
    COLUMBIA - United States Attorney Bill Nettles announced last week that Travis Santel Swyer, a/k/a “Jap,” 29, of Columbia pled guilty in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and possession with intent to distribute a quantity of crack cocaine, all in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2) and Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C).  

  • Buford High student mistakenly brings two rifles to school

    Authorities say a Buford High School student did the right thing, but was still arrested and will be held accountable for mistakenly having two hunting rifles in his truck in the school parking lot on Monday, Aug. 20.

    Joshua Aaron Horne, 17, 1084 Tryon St., was arrested on a charge of possession of a firearm on school property, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

    A deputy responded to Buford High School. 4290 Tabernacle Road, shortly after 10:30 a.m. about a report of a student having firearms on school grounds.

  • High Point VFD answers two major calls

    High Point Fire District was dispatched to a report of a brush fire that was endangering a structure on Edisto St. in Pageland at 9:30 p.m. August 29, photos above.

    Firefighters arrived to find that an old mobile home had been demolished and the resulting pile of rubble was being burned by the owner and had gotten out of control. The heat from the burning rubble had started melting the siding on an adjacent mobile home.

    Firefighters were able to keep the blaze under control and prevent the adjacent mobile home from being damaged any further.

  • Crime reports

    Struck and assaulted
    A Pageland man was arrested after being accused of assault August 18. A Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department report by Deputy Larry Tucker said a 19-year-old woman claimed Robert Wayne McClain, 25, 143 Duncan Road, Pageland, had entered a home at 167 Airport Road and struck her in the face.
    The report said McClain fled the scene and hid in a nearby patch of woods, but was later apprehended. It was also noted that the home showed no signs of forced entry and the woman had no visible marks or injuries.