Crime & Courts

  • Teen arrested for vandalism at Sheriff’s Office

    A 13-year-old juvenile being transported to the S.C. Department of Social Services office in Lancaster became disorderly in a car and was taken to the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office where he allegedly damaged items in an interview room.
    He was charged with vandalism of property, according to a Chesterfield County sheriff’s office report.

  • 7 arrested in 2017 Pageland murder

    Seven people have been arrested in connection with the 2017 murder of a Pageland man, says the Chesterfield County Sheriff.
    Darrius L. Robinson, 26, of Pageland was reportedly sitting on his sofa when two men wearing masks forced their way into his residence on Airport Road and fatally shot him in the chest.
    Just before the shooting a woman reportedly came to the residence, seeking to buy drugs. Robinson said he did not have any to sell, according to information from the sheriff’s office.

  • Speeding arrests made along S.C. 151

    Chesterfield County Sheriff’s deputies made three recent arrests for speeding along S.C. 151 in McBee and Jefferson.
    On April 19 about 7:30 p.m., a deputy at the intersection of S.C. 151 and 11th St. in McBee, observed a car allegedly traveling 75 miles per hour in a 35 mile-per-hour zone.
    After a two-mile chase the vehicle stopped.
    Arrested was Billy Alexander Williams Jr. 39, of Charlotte. He was charged with speeding, driving on a suspended license, no vehicle license, no proof of insurances and no proof of ownership.

  • Federal, state agencies assisting in Easter homicide investigation

    Chesterfield County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a person found dead in a parked, running car on Easter morning as a “domestic situation,” said Sheriff Jay Brooks.
    The body of Wendell Paul Price Jr., 20, of Airport Road in Pageland, was found in the front seat of a car parked at the intersection of S.C. 145 and Sandy Plains Road.
    The windows of the black Toyota were rolled up, and the car was in park and running. A passing motorist, who had observed that the car had not moved for some time, called the sheriff’s office.

  • Property owner cited in wildfire

    A Chesterfield County property owned has been cited for Friday’s wildfire that burned as much as 325 acres.
    No one was injured in the fire. Several abandoned buildings burned. The estimated property damage is $15,800.
    The property owner was cited by the South Carolina Forestry Commission for allowing a fire to spread. The property owner faces a $200 fine plus court costs, said Justin Holt of the commission. The commission did not release the name of the property owner.
    The fire started as a controlled burn of 27 acres near Patrick.

  • Smelly home leads to arrests

    The smell of ammonia was so overwhelming at mobile home on Price Cemetery Road in Pageland that authorities recently took two juvenile children in into protective custody and arrested their parents for unlawful conduct toward a child.
    Chesterfield deputies responded to a call at the 300 block of Price Cemetery Road on March 28 at the request of the Department of Social Services.

  • Body found with multiple gunshots

    The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an Easter morning homicide – the county’s first of the year.
    Wendell Paul Price Jr., 29, of Airport Road, Pageland, was shot multiple times at a very close range, said Sheriff Jay Brooks.
    Price was found slumped in the driver’s seat of his car at the intersection of S.C. 145 and Sandy Plains Road, near the border with North Carolina about 7:45 a.m., Brooks said.

  • Central student arrest for making threats

    A Central High School student was recently arrested for threatening to bring a gun to school and “shoot the next person that called him crazy,” according to a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office report. 

    About 8 a.m. on March 2 a sheriff’s deputy arrested the student for threats allegedly made on Feb. 28. 

    Other students heard the alleged threat and the student admitted to the threat, saying he made it out of anger, according to the Sheriff’s Office report. 

  • 2 charged in threats on Chesterfield schools

    Two incidents of potential gun violence at Chesterfield Schools have followed the Feb. 14 fatal shootings at a Florida high school.

    In each case, threats were made but no guns were brought to Chesterfield schools, officials said.

    On Thursday, an administrator overheard a student threatening to bring a gun to Chesterfield-Rudy Middle School, according to the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Sheriff: Former Chesterfield teacher under investigation

    The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Chesterfield teacher for alleged inappropriate touching of a student, Sheriff Jay Brooks said Monday.
    The teacher no longer works for the Chesterfield County School District, said schools’ spokesman Ken Buck.
    Brooks said Monday results of his office’s investigation could be released Tuesday.