Crime & Courts

  • Store owner runs down robber

    A robber who grabbed the loot from a Pageland store did not count on the store owner chasing him down.

    A 36-year-old local man walked into the Carolina Country (Liberty gas) convenience store at 1908 U.S. 601 N. last Tuesday morning. He wandered around the store for a few minutes and then walked up to the counter to buy two pieces of chewing gum. When the clerk opened the register the robber jumped onto the counter, grabbed about $800 cash and ran out of the store.

  • Strip search reveals contrabond

    Sugar, Cinnamon

    vanish in night

    Think people don’t like pit bulls. Someone liked them enough to steal two of them, police say. Angelis Mullis Hargett, 41, of 314 S. Oak St., reported that someone stole two red nose pit bulls from her yard overnight Nov. 9-10. Sugar, 5, is white and reddish brown with a scar over her right eye and a missing tooth. Cinnamon, 2½ , is white and reddish brown. Hargett last saw them at 9 the night before in the fenced kennel in her yard. They were gone in the morning.



    Staff reports

    A 19-year-old Lancaster man was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and three teenagers were charged with underage drinking after a Pageland police officer noticed suspicious activity at Grits and Groceries on Nov. 5.



    Kirby Ray Morrow – speeding $82

    Douglas Wayne Bailey – seatbelt violation $25

    Randy Clyburn – passing unlawfully $155

    Lillie Fox – speeding $82

    Jonathan Burgess – seatbelt violation $25

    Bradley Griggs Johns – seatbelt violation $25

    Lee Lockwood Rogers – speeding $82

    Henry Michael Graves – seatbelt violation $25

    Tiffany Ann Gulledge – seatbelt violation $25

    Robert James Maracinieo – speeding $82

  • Tell-tale blood leads to arrest

    PAGELAND — Responding quickly to a string of a smash-and-grab car stereo thefts, Pageland police caught a Lancaster man who had tell-tale blood on his hands from shattered glass.

  • Deputy, volunteer make heroic rescue

    Two Chesterfield County deputies ran inside a burning house Saturday night and made a dramatic rescue of two people inside as the house started to collapse around them.

    Deputy Chris Quick and reserve deputy Jordan Seidhom were on routine on patrol at 11 p.m. on Zoar Road when they spotted a large amount of smoke coming from Zion Church Road near Central High School.

  • Family keeps Ta'Bug's memory alive

    Pamela Dunlap Mungo marked her son’s birthday for the 17 years he was alive. There was never any question in her mind that she’d mark the birthday after he was gone.

    Mungo lost her son, Tavish Dunlap, on Aug. 27, 2007, when he was shot to death in the Petersburg neighborhood.

    Damien Rivers, 21, of Pageland, was sentenced to 19 years in prison for the death after a trial on Aug. 30. “That shot wasn’t meant for him,” Rivers said to Dunlap’s family in the courtroom. “I didn’t intentionally kill your son.”

  • Pageland & Chesterfield County Reports


    Tracy Nicloe Courtney – simple poss marijuana $570 w/payments

    Robert Michael Newell – seatbelt violation $25

    Malcom James McNeil – speeding $82

    Luis Alberto Romero – no driver license $237.50

    Kasey Lane Bell – speeding $82

    Karen Horne McClain – speeding $82

    Timothy Charles Gregory – speeding $82

    Van Linge Nicholson – no driver license $180

    Rodrigo Angueven – no driver license $237

  • DEA probes bundle of cash


    Staff reports

    PATRICK — Federal drug agents joined the investigation after a Chesterfield County deputy made a traffic stop that resulted in the seizure of a large amount of cash from the back of a work van.

    Deputy Don Hughes was clocking cars for speeding at S.C. 102 and U.S. 1 on Oct. 30 at 9:35 a.m. when a 1996 Ford work van drove by going 55 mph in a 45 mph zone. Hughes took after it and made a traffic stop.

  • Car Chase 'help' ends in arrest


    By Bill Moss

    Progressive Journal Editor

    JEFFERSON – A driver who attempted to block a car thief in a high-speed car chase says he was helping a deputy stop the fleeing car. The deputy didn’t see it that way. He charged the civilian with hindering his efforts.