Crime & Courts

  • Former deputy convicted for use of excessive force

     A federal jury in Columbia convicted Oddie Tribble, 51, a former Kershaw County Sheriff’s deputy, of a civil rights violation for use of excessive force on a man in his custody on Aug. 5, 2010.

  • Pageland Police Arrests

     Jeronimo Santos Ricardo, 26, 1011 S Boston Rd., Danville, VA – simple possession marijuana/possession drug paraphernalia, Jan. 31


    Ashley Michelle Barnes, 19, 3071 S. Paraham Rd., York – no SC drivers license, Feb. 1


    Jerry Michael Blackmon, Jr, 33, 4675 Foster Blackmon, Heath Springs – DUS, open container, Feb. 1


    Fermin Meza Jacome, 35, 312 Aspen Run, Birmingham, AL – no SC drivers license, Feb. 1


  • Jefferson looks to curtail night-time break-ins

    JEFFERSON — The Town Board is concerned about crime downtown.
    Board members did not agree on what exactly they can do about nighttime break-ins of businesses but suggested surveillance or stepped up patrols from the sheriff’s deputy that serves Jefferson as two potential solutions.
    Town Councilman Bobby Jordan said at last week’s council meeting that Rollins service station had been broken into nine times last year and several other businesses had been burglarized.

  • Criminal sex charges involve Chicago runaway

    A 21-year-old Pageland man was charged with criminal sexual conduct after investigators say he had sex multiple times with a 13-year-old Chicago girl he met on line and then brought to Pageland.
    Police in the Chicago area town of Crystal Lake contacted Pageland police on Jan. 26 for help locating a 13-year-old runaway. The girl had left her mother’s home with the Pageland man, Juan Carlos Lopez Sanchez, of 309 W. Turner St.

  • Pageland PD Arrest Reports

    Robert Young, Jr, 62, 202 Joseph St., Pageland – DUI/DUS/operating uninsured vehicle/open container, Jan. 22

    Ricko Keeon Seegars, 20, 188 Honeysuckle Ln., Pageland – assault and battery/bench warrant, Jan. 23.

    Stanley Blakeney, 38, 367 Williams Dr., Pageland – assault and battery high and aggravated nature, Jan. 23.

    Maxie Gary Hunter, 52, 410 Edwards Ave., Darlington – simple possession marijuana/possession drug paraphernalia, Jan. 23.

  • Crime Reports

    Two charged in drive-by shooting

    w/ Haggins head shot

    Two 18-year-olds were charged after a drive-by shooting on North Hickory Street at 11:04 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22.
    Joshua O’Bryan Miller, 21, of 513 N. Hickory St. told police that a teenage acquaintance and two buddies had been at his house and gotten into an argument with him. They told him they were going to get a gun.

  • Three men sentenced for stolen tractors

     Two men from the Carolinas and one from Florida received prison sentences for operating a ring that sold stolen heavy equipment, U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said.

  • SC man gets 6 years in child porn case

     A Pacolet man was sentenced to six years in prison on child pornography charges, U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said.

    John David Thomas, 32, was sentenced in federal court in Spartanburg, South Carolina, by U.S. District Judge Henry F. Floyd of Spartanburg.

  • Police investigate drive-by shooting

     Pageland police are investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred shortly before midnight Saturday night on North Hickory Street.

    Police were expecting to make an arrest in the case as early as today, Police Chief Larry Brown said. No one was hit when someone shot into a dwelling in a dispute over a girl, Brown said.


  • Pageland Arrests

     Pageland Police Department Reports


    Mickey James Sikes, 44, 203 Mayesville Rd, Ruby, – filing a false police report, Jan. 6

    Brian Keith Lockhart, 38, 512 W Evans, Pageland – criminal domestic violence, Jan. 7

    Kevin Dale Thomas, 36, 215 Dogwood Circle, Pageland – DUI, Jan. 8

    Christina Shanea Leach, 21, 2104 Guess Rd., Pageland – high and aggravated nature of criminal domestic violence, Jan. 8