Crime & Courts

  • Man shot dead in his home

    A Pageland man, out of jail on bond in two domestic-violence cases, was shot dead in his home Friday.
    Another resident of the home, Casey Brooke Myers, admitted to shooting James Daniel Myers, 48, with a .32-caliber handgun, according to a sheriff’s incident report obtained by the Progressive Journal.
    Casey Myers, 27, told the responding deputy that James Myers was “fussing with her and came at her.” That’s when Casey Myers shot James Myers, according to the report.

  • Former Chesterfield County teacher pleads guilty to sexual battery

    A former Chesterfield County teacher and coach plead guilty July 30 to sexual battery against a student.
    Christopher C. Clark taught at Chesterfield-Ruby Middle School and coached basketball at Chesterfield High School.
    A five-year sentence was suspended, and Clark was given 30 months of probation.
    He also must be registered with the state’s child abuse registry, which is maintained by the Department of Social Services.

  • Mt. Croghan accident victim dies from injuries

    The driver of a 2006 Volkswagen Passat died July 22 after running of the road near Society Hills.
    Henry Louis Gray, 74, of Mount Crogan was driving south on U.S. 52 when he veered off the right side of the road, hitting a tree about 12:30 p.m. 
    The South Carolina Highway Patrol reported it is not known whether Gray was wearing a seat belt.

  • Jefferson death now considered homicide

    Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office and state law enforcement are calling the July 21 death of Beckham Miller, 74, of Jefferson a homicide.
    No other details have been released. An autopsy was peformed July 23.
    Sheriff James Dixon said a friend came by to see him at his home on Mine Street and found him dead.
    The sheriff called the death suspicious based on what they found at the Mine Street home.

  • 3 arrested on conspiracy charges

    Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested three people on conspiracy to commit an armed robbery.
    Arrested were Dustin L. Baker, 40, of Jefferson; Gary Moree, 44, of Pageland, and Nicole M. Garner, 30 of Pageland.
    According to a sheriff’s office report, Baker learned there was a house in Patrick where there “were more guns than you can carry and a lot of money.”

  • Teens arrested for breaking and entering

    Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two teens on July 20 on breaking and entering charges of a Pageland residence.
    According to a sheriff’s office report, deputies responded to an alarm at a house on Maples Road about 1 a.m. on July 19.
    They found the back door of the residence kicked in. A search found one victim in a bedroom. The victim told deputies she fired a shot at one of teens, but was unsure if she had hit him.

  • Jefferson death under review

    Chesterfield County Sheriff James Dixon said Sunday the death of Beckham Miller, 74, of Jefferson, is being investigated “because things did not look right.”
    Dixon said his department should know more once the autopsy is done on Tuesday.
    A friend found Miller dead at his Mine Street home.

  • Stolen goods stashed in kids’ strollers

    Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a couple that allegedly shoplifted from the Dollar General in Patrick by concealing items in their children’s strollers.
    Arrested were Veronica R. Sanders, 28, and Bradford Sanders, 28, of High Street in Cheraw.  
    The manager of the Dollar General noticed empty wrappers and an empty box of Tide Pods while cleaning the store on the morning of July 16.

  • Busby sentenced to 30 years

    From release

  • Pageland youth arrested for bringing gun to festival

    A Pageland juvenile was arrested Friday for bringing a gun to the Watermelon Festival.
    Police Chief Craig Greenlee said the juvenile was part of a larger group. When someone saw the gun, they informed law enforcement.
    When Pageland police approached the juvenile, he started to run, but was quickly caught, Greenlee said Monday.
    “We responded quickly and took care of the problem outside the public’s eye,” Greenlee said.