Crime & Courts

  • November 2010 for Magistrate Court 12-15-10

    Matthew L Blankenship, 35, 356 Mill House Ln., Pgld – open container, $205


    Rebecca L Edwards, 34, 5331 Steen Rd., Jefferson – disorderly conduct, $280


    Lisa S McAteer, 44, 507 Hatchery Rd., Pgld – false information, $205


    Robert H Shipley, 66, 594 Hwy 151, Jefferson – simple possession, $570


    Mickey J Sikes, 54, 203 Mayesville Rd., Ruby – disorderly conduct, $105



    PAGELAND — Being thirsty does not entitle one to pocket a big can of beer and walk out of a store without paying.

    Chesterfield County deputies made that clear when they cracked the case of the purloined brew on Dec. 12. Mike Wallace of Mike’s One-Stop on U.S. 601 in Pageland called deputies about the theft of a 24-ounce beer about 5 p.m. that evening. A video showed the shoplifter. Wallace told deputies Lee Lewis and David Oliver he knew the suspect and where he lived. The deputies drove to his house.

  • Arrests made in two murders

    Sheriff’s investigators have made three arrests in separate murders.

    A 58-year-old Pageland woman remains in jail awaiting trial on murder charges in her brother’s death in an arson fire.

  • Chesterfield sheriff

     JEFFERSON – A 41-year-old Pageland man was charged with third-degree assault and battery after Pageland officers Jeremy Lear and Garry Deaver responded to a domestic call at 303 E. Elizabeth St. Apt. 1G at 6 p.m. on Dec. 7. The town police officers were covering for sheriff’s deputies at an office Christmas party when they answered the call about an assault. They found 24-year-old Leslie Smith in a neighbor’s apartment bleeding from a cut over her right eye. Charged with hitting her was Billy Ray Patterson of 207 Old Sutton St.


  • Assaults at Pageland Care 'an ongoing problem'

     An 81-year-old female resident of Pageland Care Facility was assaulted by a fellow resident in an incident that police say is too common at the facility.

    Ann Moree came to the police station on the night of Dec. 9 to file a complaint against the resident who assaulted Betty Myers, the elderly resident of the facility, at 205 S. Gum St.

  • Investigators probe murder

    CHESTERFIELD – Sheriff’s detectives said last week they were making progress in the investigation into the shooting death of a 25-year-old man at a trailer off Center Point Road.

    Deputies were dispatched to 94 Smitty Lane at 12:23 a.m. on Dec. 3 after someone called about a shooting. When they got there, deputies found Michael C. Wilson on the floor dead of a single gunshot wound above his right eye.

  • 'Ya'll must not know who I am'

    A 21-year-old Virginia man was charged with breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s house, beating her and taking their young daughter without permission on Thanksgiving weekend.

    Hoyt Neal Newman, of Newport News, called Asia Sharron Jones, 19, of 400 E. Maynard St., Apt. A-1, around 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, and demanded that she let him take their daughter. Jones told him he could as long as he didn’t take their daughter to his girlfriend’s house.

  • Anger management ordered after assault

    A 29-year-old Pageland man received a suspended sentence and probation and was ordered to take anger management classes after his guilty plea last week on charges that he terrorized his ex-girlfriend and stole her car and wrecked it.

  • Family had trouble before house fire

    The family living at 307 N. Elm St. had shown signs of conflict and instability in the days before the fire that destroyed their home.

    On Nov. 26, police responded to a call at the home when Mildred Lockhart, Desmond Lockhart’s grandmother, woke up to banging on her front door at 2 a.m. and found grandson Adrian McManus badly beaten and in extreme pain. McManus, 24 of 400 E. Maynard St., Apt. C1, stumbled into the house and collapsed on the floor behind a sofa. Police found him there when they arrived.

  • Man who throws dogs is jailed