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Crime & Courts

  • Shots fired call leads to Pageland arrest

    A Pageland resident was arrested Jan. 12 for allegedly shooting at houses on Honeysuckle Lane in Pageland.
    Mark Miller, Jr., 20 of 191 Honeysuckle Lane, was charged with aggravated assault in the alleged shootings.
    According to a Chesterfield County Sheriff ‘s Office report, deputies talked to several people about the incident.
    One witness said he heard multiple shots fired. One shot struck a residence, going through a front door and several interior walls.

  • Stolen gun found after loud music complaint

    A complaint about loud music and possible shots fired in Pageland led to the arrest of a Monroe, N.C. resident on possession of a stolen firearm charge.
    On Jan. 6 at shortly after 11 p.m., Chesterfield County sheriff deputies responded to call of loud music and “subjects shooting a firearm” on Austin Funderburk Road.
    The responding deputies found the music was so loud they could not hear responses to their questions.
    The people turned the volume of the music down, but as deputies left the scene they could hear the volume being increased.

  • Christmas Eve shooting leads to murder charge

    The Cheraw man accused of a shooting on Christmas Eve faces attempted murder charges.
    Demonta Deone Gillespie, 36, of the 300 block of High Street, has been arrested on assault/attempted murder charges. He has been released on a $100,000 bond. 
    Gillespie allegedly shot a resident of Cheraw. The victim was treated at McLeod Health in Cheraw.
    Witnesses at the party told Chesterfield County deputies that Gillespie had a gun and used a black coat to cover it.

  • Deputies find stolen bike

    Chesterfield County sheriff’s deputies have returned a “purple, black and pink” bicycle to its owners.
    The owners reported the larceny to the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 23.  The bike was taken from a residence on Laney Road in Cheraw.
    The report describes the bike as “purple and black in color with dings in the metal, a squeaky brake and 3 to 4 tears in the seat.” The value of the bike was listed as $20.
    Deputies took a report and advised the owner they would be on the lookout for the bicycle.

  • Robbery suspects sought

    Pageland police are searching for suspects in two different store robberies.
    On Dec. 15 a black male entered the Country Cupboard on South Van Lingle Mungo Boulevard and demanded money from the clerk. Police said the man had a knife and grabbed the clerk.
    He left with an undermined amount of cash.
    Pageland police are continuing to search for the person who robbed the Roberts Food & Beverage Store in downtown on Nov. 15. That suspect also had a knife and grabbed the clerk before taking an undermined amount of money.

  • Two arrested in Hartsville burglary

    Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two Hartsville residents on burglary/breaking and entering charges for a Dec. 17 incident.
    Deputies investigated a house on Boyd Clark Road which was supposed to be unoccupied.
    According to the report, deputies found the front door open. A search of the house found a locked bedroom door. A deputy kicked the door in, finding Angie Little, 33 of the 1500 block of Ingram Court, Hartsville and Mark Boykin, 52, of the 500 block of Spruce Street, Hartsville.

  • Chesterfield man arrested after lengthy car chase

    A Chesterfield man led Chesterfield County Sheriff Office deputies on a car chase on Dec. 3 that started in Cheraw, went into Anson County, and ended on Rue Freeman Road off SC 145 where the suspect fled on foot.
    Deputies searched the area with a bloodhound and found Bennie Earvain Smith Jr. lying in the woods.
    During the chase, Smith allegedly attempted to hit a deputy deploying “stop sticks” to end the chase.

  • Teens face ‘assault by mob’ charges

    Six teen girls face charges following a assault at a home off Boyd Evans Road on Nov. 26.
    The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office reports the assault was a fight over a boy, but social media posts by the victim say differently.
    The only named released by the Sheriff’s Office was Andrea Joines, 18, of Pageland. She was allegedly assaulted by six girls from Cheraw. A 16-year-old girl  allegedly involved in the assault was a stabbed during the fight. She was taken to the hospital in Monroe, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

  • 3 arrested in toddler shooting

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    Three people have been arrested in connection with a shooting that injured a 3-year-old toddler near Cheraw on Nov. 29.
    The child’s mother, Destiny Anderson, 19, is charged with unlawful conduct to a minor and giving false information to police.
    Courtez Robinson and Consistence Quality Harrington, both 18, have also been charged with unlawful conduct to a minor. Robinson was also charged with possession of a stolen weapon.

  • Robbery, home invasion suspects sought

    A knife-wielding man robbed Roberts Food & Beverage on Nov. 15, eight days after four suspects staged a home invasion on Pearl Street and stole from a resident at gunpoint, Pageland police said.
    Police Chief Craig Greenlee called the crimes very unusual for Pageland. This is the first home invasion of 2018, and last year there was only one, he said. The last business robbery was in 2016.