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Crime & Courts

  • Judge issues gag order in Melton case

    LANCASTER – A gag order has been imposed and records sealed in the high-profile capital murder case of a Chesterfield man charged with abducting and murdering a Kershaw woman in late 2011.
    Nickolas Jermaine Miller, 25, of Jefferson, is charged with murder, kidnapping and first-degree criminal sexual conduct in the Dec. 26, 2011, death of Beverly Hope Melton, 30.

  • Crime reports 12/10/13

    Possession of marijuana
    A Ruby man was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after a search warrant was served Nov. 27.
    A Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office report by Deputy First Class Graig Burns said a plastic baggie containing a “green leafy substance” was found in a kitchen cabinet in the home of Richard Levender Smith, 32, 250 Parker Lane, Ruby.

  • Crime reports 12/3/13

    Misuse of 911
    A Pageland man was arrested Nov. 21 and charged with misuse of 911. A Pageland Police report by Pfc. Jordan Seidhom said he was dispatched by Chesterfield County 911 to a North Pine Street home regarding a dispute.
    Seidhom reported he met Phillip Dantonio Covington, 34, 308 N. Pine St., who said he had called 911 after his girlfriend wouldn’t let him take chicken out of the house to cook on the outdoor grill.

  • Crime reports 11/26/13

     

    Arson

  • Crime reports 11/19/13

    DUI
    A Mt. Croghan man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, open container and giving false information to law enforcement Nov. 2.

  • Crime reports 11/05/13

    Trespassing
    A Pageland man was arrested and charged with trespassing and giving false information to law enforcement Oct. 25. A Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department report by Deputy First Class Graig Burns said a 38-year-old woman said Roger Davis Little, 48, 1520 Brewer Cir., Pageland, came to her house and asked for his television to be returned. The woman said she had a no trespass order signed by a judge and Little was not allowed to be there.

  • Crime reports 10/22/13

    Drug bust
    A Marshville, N.C. man and a Pageland woman were arrested on drug charges after a search warrant was served Oct. 10.
    A Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department report said narcotics officers went to 624 Horace Price Road with the warrant and found marijuana, drug paraphernalia and supplies commonly used to make methamphetamine.
    Brittany Renee Plyler, 20, 416 Salebarn Road, Pageland was arrested at the scene, according to the report.

  • Crime reports 10/15/13

    Assault
    A Pageland man was arrested and charged with simple assualt Oct. 4. A Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department report by Deputy First Class Timothy Hutchinson said he was going to a domestic dispute call when he saw a 26-year-old woman walking along SC 601 and crying.
    The report said the woman told the deputy she had been attacked by Michael Jarrell, 38, 3173 Vergason Lane, Pageland. Hutchinson reported he could see injuries on the woman.

  • Crime reports 10/08/13

    Criminal domestic violence
    A Pageland man was arrested and charged with first degree criminal domestic violence Sept. 30. Chesterfield County Deputy First Class Lee Lewis reported he responded to a domestic dispute call and a 44-year-old woman said she had been assaulted by Michael David McManus, 42, 164 Pegues Road, Pageland.
    The deputy’s report said the home was in disarray and it looked as if a fight had occured. The victim said McManus threatened her, grabbed her by the neck and pulled her hair.

  • Crime reports 10/01/13

    Weapons violations

     

    Two convicted felons were arrested for weapons violations Sept. 15. A Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department report by Deputy Ethan Foard said he answered a call about shots being fired in the High Point area and a woman there said she saw a man firing a rifle in the area. She said she asked the man to stop shooting and he put the weapon in a car and left.