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Crime & Courts

  • 2 arrested in McBee, drugs, weapons seized

    The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office executed two search warrants in McBee on May 31, seizing more than a pound of marijuana, nine guns and around $3,700 in cash.
    Officers arrested Rodney Commander, 29, of 130 block of West Pine Avenue, McBee, and Steven Alexander Crowley, 29,  of 130 block of East Cypress Avenue, McBee.
    The arrests and searches were made after a lengthy investigation. Agents from the State Law Enforcement Division assisted in the operation.

  • Chesterfield County drug sting nets six

    The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office arrested six people after a series of controlled drug buys on Bullard Ford Road near Hartsville on May 27.
    An investigation of stolen property led to the drug arrests. While interviewing a person of interest in that stolen property case, the suspect received a text message that she was about to have methamphetamines delivered to her home. 
    Officers waited for the delivery to be made, watching Christopher Shawn Deason, 36, and Jennifer Elizabeth Goforth Deason, 35 both of West Oak Avenue, McBee.

  • Officials await 11-month-old girl’s autopsy

    Chesterfield County sheriff’s deputies are again searching a house off Jackson Road outside Chesterfield, seeking clues in the death of an 11-month-old girl.

    Breanna Denise Lewis, 19, the child’s mother, is currently being held at the Chesterfield County Detention Center, charged with filing a false police report, desecration or removal of human remains, and tampering with physical evidence. Bond for the three charges is $71,000.

  • Two arrested for auto theft

    From release 

    Chesterfield County Sheriff Office investigators recently arrested two men on automobile theft charges.

    On May 9, a 2009 Chevy Silverado pickup was reported stolen from BBB Circle in Patrick. 

    Isaac Dalien Jackson, 33, of Hartsville, was identified as the primary suspect in the case by the Sheriff’s Office. Investigators received word Jackson planned to return the truck to BBB Circle and went to the location. 

  • 2 arrested for Teals Mill break in

    From release 

    Two teenagers have been charged with breaking into the Teals Mill Mini Mart on May 15, stealing cigarettes and other items valued at $200.

    The burglary was reported in the early morning hours. The burglars broke a window to enter the business.

    Arrested were Lyndon Mackenzie Sterrett, 18, of the 200 block of Vaughn Lane, Chesterfield, and a 16-year-old juvenile.

    The teens were charged with second-degree burglary and larceny. 

  • 2 arrested for Teals Mill break in

    From release 

    Two teenagers have been charged with breaking into the Teals Mill Mini Mart on May 15, stealing cigarettes and other items valued at $200.

    The burglary was reported in the early morning hours. The burglars broke a window to enter the business.

    Arrested were Lyndon Mackenzie Sterrett, 18, of the 200 block of Vaughn Lane, Chesterfield, and a 16-year-old juvenile.

    The teens were charged with second-degree burglary and larceny. 

  • Lancaster driver flees traffic stop on foot, later arrested

    A Chesterfield County sheriff’s office deputy arrested a man wanted by Lancaster County law enforcement on May 16 in Jefferson. 

    Arrested for driving on a suspended driver’s license was Joy Lee Dean, 25 of Potter Road in Lancaster.

    A Chesterfield County deputy initially tried to stop Silverado truck driven by Dean. Lancaster officials had asked regional law enforcement agencies to stop the truck and hold the driver. The driver had fled a traffic stop in Lancaster.

  • Deputies continue speed limit enforcement

    Traffic enforcement along S.C. 151 near McBee and Jefferson resulted in five speeding arrests and nine other citations last week. 
    Bradford Kyle Bowlin, 25, of Concord, N.C., was arrested May 4 by a Chesterfield County sheriff’s deputy, charged with driving 72 miles per hour in a 45-mile-per-hour zone on S.C. 151, south of Jefferson. He was also charged with not having a driver’s license and giving false information to law enforcement.

  • Pageland man arrested for making online threat

    From release

    A Pageland man was charged last week by the State Law Enforcement Division with threatening the life, person or family of a public official after posting comments on social media.
    The post stated a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office investigator would be the next person found in a pond, a reference to a murder the officer had previously investigated.
    Cavish Alton McManus, 22, posted the comments online while watching a May 2 television show about the 2011 murder of Hope Melton, according to the sheriff’s office.

  • Deputies continue speeding enforcement on S.C. 151

    The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office has continued its stepped up enforcement of speeding in Jefferson and McBee, issuing four speeding tickets and five other citations recently.
    At 3:40 p.m. April 26, Karliajan La Vahchea Johnson, 21, of Darlington, was arrested for driving 75 miles per hour in a 55 miles-per-hour zone. He was stopped near the intersection of S.C. 151 and S.C. 265.
    Johnson was also cited for simple possession of marijuana.