Crime & Courts

  • Wallace man sentenced for firearm violation

    From release

    FLORENCE – Bobby Joe Drakeford, Jr., 27, of Wallace, was sentenced last week to 84 months in federal prison for felon in possession of a firearm followed by three years of supervised release.
    Evidence presented at a guilty plea hearing showed on Jan. 5, 2017, Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office deputies observed a vehicle matching a description of a vehicle involved in an attempted sale of suspected stolen firearms. Drakeford was driving the vehicle.

  • Mt. Croghan woman faces resisting arrest charge

    A Mount Croghan woman was charged with resisting arrest Jan. 6 after Chesterfield County sheriff’s deputies tried to serve a warrant for check fraud. 

    Joyce Ann Williams, 48, of the 8100 block of S.C. 266, would not open her front door for deputies, according to an incident report. The incident happened about 5:45 p.m. 

    Williams repeatedly denied the deputies’ request and said she was going to the bathroom because she was sick. 

    Deputies then told Williams they would kick in the front door unless she opened it. 

  • Drug court escapee charged with attempted murder

    A Chesterfield County woman escaped from drug court on Dec. 27, jumped into a car and then led law enforcement officers Chesterfield County and Anson County, N.C. on a high-speed chase.
    After being apprehended, the woman was charged with attempted murder for allegedly dragging one law enforcement officer with her vehicle and nearly hitting several other deputies during the incident.

  • 2 charged in Taco Bell incident

    Two individuals, one adult male and a male juvenile, were charged in the Dec.20 incident at the Taco Bell in Pageland.

    Dior Quay Shawn Irons, 21, of Georgia was trying to shoot a 16-year-old juvenile in the buttocks with a BB gun, according to Pageland Police Chief Craig Greenlee.  The shot shattered the first pane of glass at the restaurant, but did not penetrate the second.  Damage was estimated at $600. 

    Irons was charged with causing damage to property and discharging a dangerous device in public, Greenlee said.

  • Fire destroys Ruby house

    RUBY – A Dec. 5 morning fire destroyed a house on Rock Spring Church Road in Ruby.
    The Ruby-Mt. Croghan Volunteer Fire Department received a call at 5:23 a.m. Dec. 5.  Fire Chief Robert Hancock said the fire destroyed the house by the time his department arrived on the scene.  A male, described as being in his 60’s, was pulled from the fire by a nephew who lived nearby.

  • 2 juveniles arrested on burglary charges

    Two juveniles were arrested Oct. 13 on first degree burglary charges for a break-in on TB Watts Road east of Pageland.
    The two juveniles said they were “lookouts” in the alleged burglary, according to a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office report.
    The juveniles alleged two adults stole a gaming system and accessories worth $1,000 and two .22-caliber guns worth $1,000.
    Deputies retrieved the gaming system and one gun, according to the report.

  • Pageland man reports armed robbery

    A Pageland man reported two men broke into his house on Green Lane, held him a gunpoint and then ransacked his residence before taking $500 and a cell phone, according to a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office report. 

    The incident happened about 10:50 a.m. Sunday. 

    The victim told sheriff’s deputies that he had just sold some pine straw for $500. 

  • Chesterfield man faces firearm charges

    Chesterfield County sheriff deputies arrested a Chesterfield man for allegedly displaying a firearm while driving near Mt. Croghan. 

    Nicholas B. Carey, 18, of the 100 block of Redfern Lane, Chesterfield, was arrested Sept. 25 on charges of pointing and presenting a firearm. 

    Carey was arrested after driver reported a SUV driving erratically near the Mt. Croghan flea market. Carey had a shotgun hanging out of a car window, according to the sheriff’s office report.  

  • Pageland police safely stop suspects

    Two recent arrests by Pageland police prevented potential robberies, says Chief Craig Greenlee.
    “No one was shot, including the suspects, and there were no robberies. We kept everyone safe,” Greenlee said.
    The first incident started when OnStar alerted Pageland police on Sept. 12 that a GMC Yukon vehicle stolen from Marshville, N.C. was in Pageland, near McGregor Street and S.C. 151.

  • Chesterfield County School Board fires driver

    The Chesterfield County School Board has fired the bus driver who was arrested for driving under the influence with children on her bus.
    Angela Caldwell of Jefferson was arrested Aug. 28 after witnesses called 911, saying they saw a bus driving erratically near Airport Road and S.C. 265.
    There were five children on her bus, three Central High School students and two New Heights Middle school students.
    Caldwell’s blood alcohol level was .31, almost four times the legal limit.