Crime & Courts

  • Liza cracks the case

    JEFFERSON — An alert deputy and a sharp-nosed canine named Liza led to an arrest of two out-of-state residents for drug violations, possession of a sawed off shotgun and possession of a stolen firearm at 10:21 p.m. on Oct. 14.

    Deputy Randall Kerns made a traffic stop of a car that ran a stop sign at Highway 151 and Highway 903 in Jefferson. The two young men were nervous and tried to avoid eye contact. Kerns noticed rolling papers on the floorboard and asked for permission to search the vehicle. They said no, not without a warrant.

  • Magistrate's court cases

    Cases heard in magistrate’s court at the Pageland Judicial Center. Listed are name, address, offense and sentence. Verdict is guilty unless noted.

    Lisa D. Short, 36, 264 Plyler St., disorderly conduct, $455.

    Marcus Lee, 31, disorderly conduct, 400 E. Maynard St., 1 day.

    Michael L. Warwick, 23, 167 Elvis Pressley, Chesterfield, disorderly conduct, 30 day.

    Ashley N. Terry, 20, open container, $155.

    Roger D. Little, 45, 285 McCray Road, disorderly conduct, $280, 30 days.

  • Stolen rifle recovered

    Good instincts by an alert officer on patrol led to a felony arrest for theft and the recovery of a $1,200 hunting rifle last Thursday morning.
    Sgt. Nathan Brucke observed a Toyota Camry operated by a driver he knew had a suspended license. He made a traffic stop and asked the driver, 36-year-old Troy Joseph Gainey of 208 E. Turner St., for his license.

  • Mad, profane and in jail

    A local woman was charged with aggravated assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after police say she threatened to cut another woman, let loose a torrent of profanities at a police officer and fought being subdued.

    Sgt. Nathan Brucke responded to a call at 4:26 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20, about a reported knifing at 504 W. Godfrey St. He found the suspect, Rosetta Doster Staton, 53, of 405 N. Oak St., walking on N. Elm St. Brucke asked her if she had a weapon and she pulled out a pocketknife with a 7-inch blade.

  • Two charged for pulling blades

    Chesterfield County sheriff’s deputies arrested two Hartsville men for pulling knives and sent a third home with a citation for fighting after a disturbance call at High Rollers Bar on Hartsville Highway at 11:14 p.m. on Oct. 7.

  • Police make checkpoint arrests

    Pageland police made a drunk driving arrest, two drug arrests and issued six citations for no South Carolina drivers license during a Friday night checkpoint Oct. 8 on Highway 9 at Cato Street. In all, police issued tickets to or arrested a dozen drivers.

    Among the arrests:

  • Stun gun cuts down 'Half Pint'

    A 31-year-old Cheserfield man wanted for questioning about a burglary at TJT’s Grocery refused to go along, and instead wielded a beer can in a threatening manner, pulled off his shirt and sent “pre-attack signals” toward Detective Mikkos Newman on Friday, Oct. 1, at Evans Mill Road. Bad move.

  • Sheriff's reports: She's done with him

    PAGELAND — Deputies Joseph Carnes and Becky Martin responded at 10:40 p.m. Sept. 29 to a call at 2850 Airport Road about a woman beating on the door and trying to get in. When deputies arrived they spoke to the door beater, April Michelle Funderburk, 36, of 400 East Maynard St., Pageland. She told them she’d caught her husband at the home with another woman.

  • Car and cash vanish

  • Ruby man runs, hides, goes to jail

    RUBY – An ill-tempered Ruby man was charged with criminal domestic violence, an open container violation and lying to law officers after Deputy Robert White and Sgt. Garry Munn responded to a call on Sept. 24. The resident of 593 Hwy. 265 in Ruby called to report that her ex-boyfriend was trying to kick in her door.