Crime & Courts

  • Wolf Pond crime meeting

    More than 60 residents of the Wolf Pond area of northwest Chesterfield County met at Wolf Pond Baptist Church on Thursday, March 24 to discuss what they can do to curtail crime in the community.

    Sheriffs Sam Parker of Chesterfield County and Eddie Cathey of Union County, N.C. were there with deputies to answer questions and tell the group how they can play a vital part in preventing and reporting crime.

    Parker said the amount of drug violations and other crimes in the area became apparent when his department conducted a traffic checkpoint a few weeks earlier.

  • Wolf Pond residents vow to fight crime

  • New Chesterfield Chief

    Eric Hewett, 41, the new Chesterfield police chief, took the oath of office from Mayor John H. Douglas at the Town Council meeting Thursday, March 10. Hewett’s wife, Tammy, held the Bible while their daughter DeLaney looked on. Hewett began his law enforcement career with the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department in 1998 and had been a member of the South Carolina Highway Patrol since 2006.

  • Burglary

    A Pageland man was arrested March 1 on charges of burglary, breaking and entering, simple possession of marijuana and destruction and vandalism of property after a homeowner reported a break in.

    According to a Chesterfield Sheriff’s Department report, the homeowner has been working on the house but not living in it at 1310 Tradlock Road. He called the sheriff’s department when he arrived at the home March 1 after being away for two days. He said the back door was open and some items were missing. Deputy Lee Lewis and Cpl. Daniel Scott arrived to investigate.

  • Lancaster county felon jailed for gun

    COLUMBIA — A 30-year-old Lancaster County man, Brandon O’Neil Broach, was sentenced to 6½ years in prison after his plea agreement in federal court last week for being a felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said.

  • Lancaster drug dealers receive prison time

     By Chris Sardelli

    COLUMBIA – Three Lancaster men have been sentenced to prison as part of  a drug conspiracy case.

    Joseph M. Carter, 40, Christaan S. Morrow, 38, and Demond Wilson, 36, all of Lancaster, were sentenced Feb. 18 in federal court in Columbia. All three were charged with being involved in a drug conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more of crack cocaine, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles.

  • Kershaw County resident indicted on federal drug violations

  • Crime Watch Meeting is set.

    Residents of the Wolf Pond, Dudley and Liberty Hill communities on S.C. 207 north of Pageland are organizing to combat crime.

    Sheriff Sam Parker will speak to residents of the rural community during an organizational meeting for a Crime Watch organization at 7 p.m. March 24 at Wolf Pond Baptist Church, 78 Wolf Pond Church Road.

  • Borrowed trailer leads to family feud

    A Pageland resident reported to police Feb. 24 that he had let his stepson use a trailer to haul things and the stepson was refusing to return it.

    George Edward Taylor, 57, of 405 S. Pearl St., told Pageland P.D. Sgt. Mikko Newman he asked Rashad Jamal Threatt, 18, same address, about the trailer and Threatt told him “it was gone and he was not getting it back.” No arrest had been made at press time.


    DSS intervention


  • Life sentence for fake checks

    Staff reports
    A 24-year-old Greenville man was sentenced to more than six years in prison for using stolen checks to manufacture counterfeit checks, U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said.
    Jerry Edward Milliken was sentenced in federal court in Spartanburg after pleading guilty to conspiracy to pass counterfeit business checks. U.S. District Judge Henry F. Floyd of Spartanburg sentenced Milliken to 81 months in prison and ordered him to pay approximately $36,000 in restitution.