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Crime & Courts

  • Warrant stop leads to more charges

    Chesterfield County Sheriff Office deputies serving an arrest warrant on May 12 filed additional charges against the man being served.
    Ivan C. David, 37, of the 100 block of Buie Street, Chesterfield, was stopped in his car by a deputy.
    The deputy stopped David and advised him he had an outstanding warrant for a petit larceny charge.
    After arresting David, the deputy search the car, finding marijuana, a pills, a loaded handgun and machete in a case.

  • Shooting under investigation

    Two women were found dead after a Friday night shooting on North Arant Street just out the Pageland limits, according to the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office.
    Brittany Nicholson, 23, and Jakia Seegars, 21, were killed in the shooting.
    Chesterfield County Sheriff James Dixon one woman was found the ground and the other inside a car.
    The sheriff’s office said the shooting could be a murder-suicide. The investigation is ongoing.

  • 911 call leads to arrest of Pageland man

    A Pageland man was arrested on domestic violence and resisting arrests charges on May 3 after he called a 911 dispatcher, saying he had three hostages, no weapons and “was doing all of this for a glazed donut.”
    Chesterfield County sheriff deputies, with the assistance of Pageland police, detained Charles L. McManus, 44, of the 500 block of Tory Road.
    After interviewing McManus and others at the scene, deputies determined that there had been no hostages, but there was possible domestic violence incident.

  • Property stolen from Hartsville Police Department recovered in Patrick

    A search for stolen property by the Chesterfield and Darlington counties sheriff’s offices and the Hartsville Police resulted in the arrest of Patrick and Society Hills residents on drugs and weapons charges.
    The law enforcement agencies searched an outbuilding on Colin Road in Patrick on May 4, finding a riot gun owned by the Hartsville Police Department, three police issue armor vests, two police badges issued by the Hartville Police Department, and a container with what was believed to be methamphetamines.

  • Ruby church ‘violated’

    RUBY – Jamie Gulledge was saved when he was 10 years old, professing this faith at the Crossroads Baptist Church.
    It was his family church. His parents were long-time members and they had purchased a stained-glass window in memory of a loved one.
    When Gulledge, now an adult, drove to the church last Wednesday about a possible vandalism, “my heart dropped,” when he saw the damage.
    Someone had overturned a concrete bench and large urn at the church’s prayer garden between the sanctuary and family life center.

  • Mt. Croghan man allegedly threatens deputy

    A Mt. Croghan resident was arrested May 2 after threatening a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s deputy and spitting on him.
    Jesse R. Brigman, 17, of Burch Street, was arrested after he allegedly threatened a neighbor with a shotgun, according to a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office report. The incident allegedly started when the neighbor gave Brigman’s puppies some milk.
    When a deputy questioned Brigman about what happened, Brigman became belligerent, threatening to kill the deputy and attack the deputy’s wife and children.

  • McBee High student says she was assaulted on walk to school

    A student walking to McBee high school on May 1 was allegedly assaulted, according to a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office report.
    The student reported she was “guided” into a mobile home at the corner of North 5th Street and S.C. 151 North by Clinteast R. Richardson, 34, of West Walnut Street.
    Richardson allegedly inappropriately touched the student and asked her to smoke marijuana. The student broke free, ran from the mobile home, and called her aunt to take her to school.

  • Kidnapping alleged in Cheraw incident

    Staff report

    A Cheraw man was charged with kidnapping and first-degree domestic assault after Chesterfield County sheriff deputies investigated an April 18 incident.
    When deputies entered a house on Troy Lane in Cheraw, they found Allen R. Walker sitting on a chair with blood on his hands and on the front of his shirt. He was crying, according to the report. 
    The victim was also crying and had cuts on her face, head and shoulder, according to the report.

  • Speeding arrest leads to ICE request

    A Charlotte resident, arrested April 17 for speeding, was held at the Chesterfield County Detention Center at the request of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE.
    Elder Otoniel Amay Cubas, 30, of the 4300 block of Rockwood Road, was stopped by a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office deputy for allegedly speeding 50 miles per hour in a 30-miles-per-hour zone on S.C. 151 near McBee.
    When stopped, Cubas said he did not have a valid driver’s licence. He presented a Honduran passport.

  • New Heights student arrested for alleged threat

    A 13-year-old student at New Heights Middle School on April 5 allegedly threatened to shoot up the school if he got in-school suspension again.
    The student allegedly made the threat during a class.
    A teacher and 20 students gave statements to the school resource officer on what they heard.