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Sheriff’s Office asks public for information in IL burglary

By The Staff

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying two people who broke into a townhouse in Indian Land’s Brookchase neighborhood June 7 while the resident’s girlfriend was home.
Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Doug Barfield said the 20-year-old woman was home alone about 1:30 a.m. that day in a downstairs back bedroom of the townhouse on Heather Chase Drive when she heard a noise outside the window.


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Lancaster man, woman charged in neglect cases

By Reece Murphy

A 73-year-old Lancaster man and the mother of a premature newborn have been arrested in separate neglect cases investigated by the S.C. Department of Social Services.
The department also notified the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office it was investigating a second case of infant neglect.
Kimber Haldane Bucher, 73, of 2449 Downey Drive, Lancaster, was arrested June 10 for neglect of a vulnerable adult.


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Untried in violent crimes dating to 2007, ‘08, ‘15

Man cornered after 2-state manhunt over kidnap-beating

By Reece Murphy

A Lancaster County man suspected of beating and kidnapping his girlfriend led officers from three jurisdictions on a two-state car chase and manhunt Tuesday morning that ended in Chesterfield County.
Clint Dewayne Kiker, 27, of 6051 Shiloh Unity Road, was arrested on one count each of kidnapping and domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.


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Police Reports: June 5, 2016

By Greg Summers

According to Lancaster Police Department reports:


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Lancaster man charged with sexually abusing girl

By Reece Murphy

A Lancaster man was arrested last week for sexually abusing a pre-teen girl.
Joseph Timothy Rouse, 50, of 1539 Springdale Road, turned himself in to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office May 26 in response to an outstanding warrant for third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
The sheriff’s incident report said the investigation began March 22 after the victim, whom Rouse knew but was not related to, told a guidance counselor at school about the alleged abuse.
Rouse was released under $15,000 bond.


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Victim’s brother was killed in November

Manhunt on in slaying at crowded apartments

By Reece Murphy

A Lancaster man awaiting trial for violent crimes dating back to 2010 is wanted by police in the fatal shooting of a man at Palmetto Place Apartments whose brother was murdered late last year.
As of Tuesday afternoon, police were still searching for the suspect in Saturday’s killing, Rashad Demon Johnson, 28, of 408 Pardue St., said Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant.


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2 men arrested with drugs near Clinton Elementary

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Two Lancaster men were arrested on drug charges Thursday at a home near Clinton Elementary School.
Demario Randell Buchanon, 33, of 622 North Market Street, was arrested at his home, according to a statement from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. Antonius Lamaz Thompson, 33, of Lancaster, was also arrested there.


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Scam costs Kershaw woman $3,000

Gift card bail ‘cops’ strike again

By Reece Murphy

A 75-year-old Kershaw woman is the latest victim of a scheme in which phone scammers posing as out-of-state cops demand payment for a grandson’s bail using prepaid gift cards.
According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the woman got a phone call about 1 p.m. Tuesday from someone posing as her grandson, who told her he was in trouble with the police in Chesapeake, Va.
The woman said afterward a “Sgt. Jonathan Griffin” got on the line and said her grandson needed to be bailed out of jail.


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Sleeping man caught with lap full of drugs

By Reece Murphy

It’s not against the law to sleep in your car, as long as you don’t do it with illegal drugs in your lap.
Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies said that led to the arrest of an Indian Land man the night of May 15 at the 7 Eleven convenience store at the intersection of Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521) and Fort Mill Highway (S.C. 160).
Brian John Bronson, 35, of 554 Silver Run Road, is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute Schedule I, II or III drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.


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Man charged with assaulting police

By Greg Summers

A Lancaster man was accused Friday of assaulting and spitting at police officers when he was arrested and then kicking at another when he was placed in a cell at the Municipal Justice Center.
Edwin Ramon Aguirre Fernendes, 22, no address given, was charged with assault on a police officer while resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, officers responded to Walmart Supercenter, 805 S.C. 9 Bypass West, about 4 a.m. Friday and found Fernendes sitting on a bench in the lobby.


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