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Woman says trespassers stole fish from pond

By Reece Murphy

An Ohio woman who owns property on Billy Kirk Road in Heath Springs said someone stole nearly all the fish from her pond, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said.
According to the report, a man who tends the property at 1092 Billy Kirk Road for the owner, Charles Bailey, went to check on it Feb. 11 and found the gate had been broken open sometime in the last month.
The reporting deputy said it appeared as if someone had driven down to the nearly one-acre pond, backed in a boat then proceeded to seine-net the pond for fish.


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Man charged in Baker Place assault

By Reece Murphy

A Rock Hill man has been arrested in a terrifying home invasion and attempted rape that occurred Jan. 18 in Lancaster’s Baker Place neighborhood.
Tomtarius Malik Caldwell, 21, of Rock Hill was charged Tuesday with first-degree burglary, first-degree assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct, and possession of a knife during the commission of a violent crime, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
Caldwell is charged in connection with an incident that happened in the 1000 block of Greenbriar Drive.


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Deputy coroner charged with drug possession

Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Glen Crawford has been arrested on ecstasy possession and other drug charges following a 3:30 a.m. disturbance at a Columbia convenience store.
Crawford, 42, was charged with possession with intent to distribute MDMA, also known as “ecstasy” or “Molly,” possession with intent to distribute hash oil, simple possession of marijuana and resisting arrest.


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Multiple drug, weapons charges

By Greg Summers

Three men face multiple charges after a Feb. 9 drug-related arrest.
Tyquantay Kentez Myers, 18, 3032-G Northwest Apartments, was arrested for unlawfully carrying a pistol, possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled substance (oxycodone and hydrocodone) and distribution of drugs in proximity of a park or school and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Lakendrick Tayon Wade, 21, 1367 McIlwain Road, was charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.


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Robber holds gun at 10-year-old’s head

By Reece Murphy

A masked man barged into a Lancaster woman’s house last week and held her 10-year-old son at gunpoint while she gathered valuables for the robber, as armed accomplices waited outside.
The robbery happened about 8:25 last Thursday night at a home in the 2000 block of Pinta Drive, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
The 30-year-old woman told deputies she and her son were home alone when someone knocked on the door. The son asked who was there, and the person identified himself as the woman’s boyfriend.


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Multiple IL businesses hit by property crimes

By Reece Murphy

Thieves have targeted Indian Land businesses during a string of burglaries, larcenies and vandalisms since before Christmas that have caused more than $600,000 in losses and damage.
At least 16 businesses and one church were targeted between Dec. 20 and early February, according to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident reports.
Sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said investigators have good leads in many of the cases, though the investigations are ongoing.


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Lancaster man held on heroin charge

By Greg Summers

A Lancaster man was arrested Tuesday after police received a tip that he was selling drugs from a local motel room.
Randy Chad Adams, 36, was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance and possession with the intent to distribute heroin. He was arrested at the Carriage Inn, 1100 N. Main St.
Lancaster Police Department investigators seized from Adams’ room a total of 1.82 grams of heroin in six separate packages for resale, along with five Xanax pills.


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Dog bites 3-year-old on Blackwelder Road

By Reece Murphy

A child was taken to an area hospital late Tuesday afternoon for treatment of injuries from a dog bite, one of two nearly simultaneous police calls involving dogs in the 9700 and 9800 blocks of Blackwelder Road in Indian Land.
Sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said his office was swamped about 4:30 p.m. by calls from Charlotte news outlets inquiring about an incident in which a dog had bitten a child and was subsequently shot.


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Chihuahua shot but recovering

‘Oh God, somebody’s trying to kill my dog!’

By Reece Murphy

A Lancaster woman reported that someone shot her pet Chihuahua in the neck beside the street near her home.
Sharlen Vanwerst of 1204 Phillips St. told Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies she was visiting a friend around the corner on Ashley Way Street with her year-old Chihuahua, Chowder, about 10 a.m. Jan. 27, when she heard a gunshot.
Vanwerst said hearing gunfire isn’t uncommon in the area, but this time, it sounded close by.


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Robber hits Flat Creek Quick Stop

By The Staff

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who robbed a Kershaw convenience store Tuesday night.
Sheriff’s office spokesman Doug Barfield said two employees were working at the Flat Creek Quick Stop at 3562 Gold Mine Highway (U.S. 601) about 8:27 p.m. when a white male of average height and build walked in and demanded money.
When one of the employees asked the robber, who was wearing a mask, if he was serious, he pulled a handgun, Barfield said.


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