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Crime & Courts

  • Property stolen from Hartsville Police Department recovered in Patrick

    A search for stolen property by the Chesterfield and Darlington counties sheriff’s offices and the Hartsville Police resulted in the arrest of Patrick and Society Hills residents on drugs and weapons charges.
    The law enforcement agencies searched an outbuilding on Colin Road in Patrick on May 4, finding a riot gun owned by the Hartsville Police Department, three police issue armor vests, two police badges issued by the Hartville Police Department, and a container with what was believed to be methamphetamines.

  • Ruby church ‘violated’

    RUBY – Jamie Gulledge was saved when he was 10 years old, professing this faith at the Crossroads Baptist Church.
    It was his family church. His parents were long-time members and they had purchased a stained-glass window in memory of a loved one.
    When Gulledge, now an adult, drove to the church last Wednesday about a possible vandalism, “my heart dropped,” when he saw the damage.
    Someone had overturned a concrete bench and large urn at the church’s prayer garden between the sanctuary and family life center.

  • Mt. Croghan man allegedly threatens deputy

    A Mt. Croghan resident was arrested May 2 after threatening a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s deputy and spitting on him.
    Jesse R. Brigman, 17, of Burch Street, was arrested after he allegedly threatened a neighbor with a shotgun, according to a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office report. The incident allegedly started when the neighbor gave Brigman’s puppies some milk.
    When a deputy questioned Brigman about what happened, Brigman became belligerent, threatening to kill the deputy and attack the deputy’s wife and children.

  • McBee High student says she was assaulted on walk to school

    A student walking to McBee high school on May 1 was allegedly assaulted, according to a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office report.
    The student reported she was “guided” into a mobile home at the corner of North 5th Street and S.C. 151 North by Clinteast R. Richardson, 34, of West Walnut Street.
    Richardson allegedly inappropriately touched the student and asked her to smoke marijuana. The student broke free, ran from the mobile home, and called her aunt to take her to school.

  • Kidnapping alleged in Cheraw incident

    Staff report

    A Cheraw man was charged with kidnapping and first-degree domestic assault after Chesterfield County sheriff deputies investigated an April 18 incident.
    When deputies entered a house on Troy Lane in Cheraw, they found Allen R. Walker sitting on a chair with blood on his hands and on the front of his shirt. He was crying, according to the report. 
    The victim was also crying and had cuts on her face, head and shoulder, according to the report.

  • Speeding arrest leads to ICE request

    A Charlotte resident, arrested April 17 for speeding, was held at the Chesterfield County Detention Center at the request of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE.
    Elder Otoniel Amay Cubas, 30, of the 4300 block of Rockwood Road, was stopped by a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office deputy for allegedly speeding 50 miles per hour in a 30-miles-per-hour zone on S.C. 151 near McBee.
    When stopped, Cubas said he did not have a valid driver’s licence. He presented a Honduran passport.

  • New Heights student arrested for alleged threat

    A 13-year-old student at New Heights Middle School on April 5 allegedly threatened to shoot up the school if he got in-school suspension again.
    The student allegedly made the threat during a class.
    A teacher and 20 students gave statements to the school resource officer on what they heard.

  • Flat tire ends multi-county, high-speed chase

    A Rock Hill man was arrested after a five-jurisdiction, high-speed chase that began in Chesterfield County.
    Sidney C. Canty, 21, of Rock Hill, was arrested April 3, in Florence County by deputies from Florence and Chesterfield counties.
    A Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office deputy started the chase when he observed the car Canty was driving traveling 51 miles per hour in a 35-mile-per-hour zone in McBee.
    When the deputy turned on his blue lights and siren, the driver accelerated. According to the report, chase speeds reach “triple digits.”

  • Shooting victims’ names released

    The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a possible triple homicide on Society Hill Road in the county.
    The shooting happened about 12:30 p.m. April 9 at 3021 Society Hill Road near Cheraw.
    The deceased are Hailey Brown, 29, Cordarius Foster, 27, and a three year-old child. State law protects the identity of the deceased child.
    On April 12, Sheriff James Dixon said, “in an investigation of this magnitude, it takes times to conduct the interviews and gather evidence needed to thoroughly investigate these deaths.”

  • County jail officer charged with misconduct

    An officer at the Chesterfield County Detention Center has been charged with bringing contraband into the jail.
    Angel L. Kelly, 22, of Martin Luther King Drive in Cheraw, was arrested April 5 after an investigation by the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office.
    A director at the detention center requested assistance from the Chesterfield County’s Sheriff’s Office after receiving reports of cigarette smoke, as well as possible alcohol and drug use, in one section of the jail.