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Crime & Courts

  • 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.

  • Crime reports

    Multiple charges
    A Pageland man was arrested Aug. 9 at Food Lion for resisting arrest, shoplifting and public drunkenness.

  • City of Darlington reaches settlement for drownings

    The City of Darlington has settled in one of two civil cases arising from the drowning deaths of two young boys in May 2010.
    The two children, Justin Lee McKay, 14, and Timquan McAllister, 13, drowned in the city pool on May 29, 2010. The pool remained closed until council re-opened the pool in late June after a coroner’s inquest found the children’s death to be accidental.

  • Murder suspect slashes S.C. Deputy

    A Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office investigator – recently named S.C. Deputy of the Year – is recovering after he was slashed in the neck by an inmate Wednesday morning, Aug. 8.
    Sheriff Barry Faile confirmed Investigator Fred Thompson was attacked during an inmate interview early Wednesday. He has been treated for his injuries and is recuperating at his home.

  • Richburg man arrested in shooting death of Terry

    The strange case of a Lancaster man found shot to death along a Chester County street took another turn this week when a Richburg man was arrested for his murder.
    Antwan Terrill White, 21, was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 8, and charged with murder in connection with the death of 39-year-old Lancaster resident Michael Jermaine Terry on July 29, according to a press release from Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith.

  • Sheriff’s Department offering reward

    Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is asking the communtiy for your help in the recent burglaries and grand larcenys in the Pagelang and Jefferson area.
    The Sheriff’s Office is offering a $500 to $1000 dollar cash reward for any information leading up to the arrest and conviction of person or personswho are responsible for the thefts of four wheelers, dirt bikes, golf carts and flat screen televisions .
    You may contact Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office with any information by calling 843-623-2101 or 843-623-6838.

  • Last indicted Charleston gang member pleads guilty

    CHARLESTON – United States Attorney Bill Nettles announced last week that the last defendant in a City of Charleston gang case pled guilty in Federal Court, before the Honorable P. Michael Duffy.   
    The case ultimately involved a forty-five count indictment, naming 14 defendants. The prosecution alleged that all were members of a criminal street gang known as “ESP” or the “East Side Posse.”