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Crime & Courts

  • Steen Road house burglarized

    Chesterfield County Sheriff’s deputies investigated a burglary at a Steen Road address in Mt. Croghan on Sept. 12 where more than $6,000 in items were stolen.
    Deputies later recovered about $4,000 of the allegedly stolen items.
    Among the items stolen and later recovered were a pistol and $3,000 in tattoo equipment.
    Items listed as stolen included an “unspecified amount of decorative skulls,” four cell phones and a laptop computer.

  • Deputies grab belt to subdue Mt. Croghan suspect

    A Mt. Croghan man was arrested Sept. 11 on trespassing and assault/battery charges after he tried to flee through a window of a camper.
    Chesterfield County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call about trespassing at the 100 block of Depot Street in Mt. Croghan.
    James W. Price, 45, was not to suppose to be at property, according to a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office report. Price allegedly had been making threats with a garden hoe.

  • Shots allegedly fired after land dispute

    A Chesterfield county resident was arrested Sept. 6 for assault following an alleged family argument, according to the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office.
    Kevin Diggs, 26, of Crawford Lane, was arrested after making threats with a gun and firing several rounds into the air, according to the report.
    The shots came after his family had been drinking and “fussing over land,” according to the report. Deputies recovered two shell casings.
    Diggs received a $500 personal recognizance bond.

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  • Pageland woman dies in crash

    A local woman was killed Sept. 12 in a two-vehicle collision on S.C. 151 near Will Evans Road in Pageland.
    Mary Lynn Miller, 61, of Pageland, failed to yield the right of way while turning from a private driveway about 6:20 p.m., according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.
    Miller’s car was struck by a tractor trailer driven by Charles Noonan. He was driving south.
    Miller was taken to an area hospital where she died, according to the S.C Highway Patrol.
    Miller, who was from the Petersburg area, was known as the “Praying Angel.”

  • Threats made at Cheraw High

    A Cheraw High School student was arrested Sept. 4 for threatening to pull a gun and shoot someone in the hallway.
    The threats were overheard by two teachers.
    School officials suspended the student for 10 days, according to a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office report.
    The juvenile was also charged with making threats.

  • Safety checkpoint nets 3 arrests for drug-related offenses

    A stop at a traffic safety checkpoint operated by the Pageland Police Department and the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office resulted in three drug arrests on Aug. 30.
    John McClain, 28 of Guess Road, Pageland was arrested on possession of heroin and methamphetamine with intent to distribute, simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful carrying of a pistol.
    McClain has several other pending drug-related charges, according to S.C. court records.
    His bond on the latest charges was set at $30,000.

  • Car chase accident damaged patrol car

    A Chesterfield County sheriff’s deputy was involved in an accident while pursuing a suspect from Darlington County.
    The accident happened shortly after midnight on Sept. 2.
    The deputy observed the suspect’s vehicle passing Plainview Elementary School.
    The deputy tried to pull in front of the suspect’s vehicle to perform a “rolling” road block.
    The suspect swerved left, striking the deputy’s patrol car on the brush guard and fender.

  • Lancaster man dies in crash

    A Lancaster man died early Sunday morning when his pickup truck veered into the path of a tractor trailer rig on U.S. 601 west of Pageland.
    Jordan K. Hinson, 26, was driving east on U.S. 601 when crossed the center line, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. The truck tried to avoid a collision, but Hinson struck the truck head on, according to the Highway Patrol.
    He was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • 2 charged with animal cruelty

    Two Jefferson residents were charged with animal cruelty for alleged improper care of a horse.
    A Chesterfield County sheriff’s deputy found the malnourished horse while investigating a complaint on Sept. 9 on Kirkley Road in Jefferson.
    Wilson Darrell Payne, 35, of the 1000 block of Kirkley Road, said his landlord, Mark McClain, 49, also of the 1000 block of Kirkley Road, placed the horse at his address.
    According to a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office report, McClain said he got the horse for Payne and that Payne was responsible for its care.

  • Cheraw police investigating woman’s death

    Cheraw police are investigating the death of Elizabeth Ann Reedy, 63, of Cheraw.
    Police found her body about 7:45 a.m. Monday in a car in a parking lot on Marlboro Street.
    Cheraw police asked the S.C. Law Enforcement Division to examine the car.
    The Chesterfield County Coroner’s office will do an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
    According to a release from the Cheraw Police Department, there is no “public safety” concern in the death.