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‘If you don’t hire me, I will kill you’

By Reece Murphy

It’s generally a good idea for job applicants to be on their best behavior when trying to get a new position, but an Indian Land man appeared not to know that, according to a Jan. 30 Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
The report said an employee at the Indian Land Chick-fil-A, at 10032 Charlotte Highway, told a deputy who was in the restaurant investigating a crime at a neighboring business that she wanted to report a strange interaction with a job-seeker.


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Cow shot dead in Buford pasture

By Reece Murphy

A Buford cattle rancher said he believes a heifer found shot to death in his pasture last week was killed “just for meanness.”
Jessie Knight Jr., owner of Knight Farms on Rowell Road, told a Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy Jan. 29 that he and his helper found the 10-year-old pregnant heifer while feeding his cattle.
The cow, one of about 75 on the ranch, but alone in its field, had been killed by a single gunshot to the head as it fed from the hay ring.


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Kershaw suspect charged with domestic violence, kidnapping

By Reece Murphy

A Kershaw man was arrested last week after neighbors told authorities they had intervened to stop him from beating his girlfriend.
Thomas Andrew Cattles, 35, is charged with first-degree domestic violence and kidnapping in the Jan. 23 incident.
According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the 27-year-old victim said Cattles forced her into the bathroom during an argument that turned physical, grabbed her by the throat and shoved her into the bathtub, where he began strangling her.


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Another drug arrest for Brooks’ girlfriend

By Reece Murphy

An interaction between a sheriff’s deputy and former school board member James Brooks outside an Indian Land restaurant Jan. 18 led to drug charges against Brooks’ girlfriend, Laura Lee McManus.
The incident at Bojangles, 8327 Collins Road, happened two days after Brooks’ release from jail on similar charges and nearly a year to the day after his drug arrest with McManus at the nearby Gate Station.


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Lancaster man charged in mystery shooting

By Reece Murphy

A Lancaster man has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a 26-year-old dropped off at Springs Memorial Hospital last Thursday.
Shibree Ikee Truesdale, 25, was arrested Friday and charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.


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‘Sun City Vigilantees’ target pair over street vandalism

By Reece Murphy

The girlfriend of a man charged last year with dumping paint on streets at Sun City Carolina Lakes now says the pair have received written threats from a self-proclaimed vigilante group at the Indian Land retirement community.
According to a Jan. 25 sheriff’s office incident report, SCCL resident Letha Hunnicutt reported she feared for her and boyfriend Bradley Munger’s lives after receiving several threatening letters from someone claiming to represent “The Sun City Carolina Lakes Vigilantees” (sic).


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Few details in Thursday night shooting

By Reece Murphy

An argument landed a Lancaster man in the hospital Thursday night with gunshot wounds, though few details were available Friday.
Sheriff’s office spokesman Doug Barfield said deputies were called to the Springs Memorial Hospital emergency room around 10 p.m. about a 26-year-old man who’d been shot twice.
Barfield said the man’s wounds were not life-threatening, but investigators were only able to get a limited amount of information from him before he was transferred to another hospital.


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White residue on driver’s license leads to arrest of heroin suspect

By Reece Murphy

A Lancaster man was arrested after he literally handed a deputy probable cause to arrest him during a traffic stop, according to the sheriff’s office incident report.
Tyric Daten Coleman, 20, of 352 Holiday Road, was arrested Jan. 6 for distribution of a controlled substance and unlawful carrying of a weapon.
The sheriff’s report said the deputy pulled Coleman over on in the area of Market Street and Chesterfield Avenue for defective tag lights on his Subaru WRX.


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Woman wakes to find muddy, size-12 prints beside her bed

By Reece Murphy

A Lancaster woman awoke on the morning of Jan. 19 to find her back door open and muddy footprints all over her apartment on Mystery Way, including some right beside her bed.
It appeared someone used a tool to force open the door to the 31-year-old’s Brooklyn residence, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. The size-12 footprints, possibly made by someone wearing basketball shoes, indicated the suspect walked to the window at the front of the one-bedroom apartment, then went to the woman’s bedroom and stood by her bed.


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Traffic stop yields drugs, weapons, 16 cell phones, $4,100 cash

By Reece Murphy

An Indian land man faces numerous charges after a traffic stop yielded stacked bins containing cocaine, methamphetamine and other drugs, 16 cell phones, four computers, $4,100 in cash and a stolen handgun with the serial number filed off.
Shawn Steven Starck, 41, of 7474 Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521), was pulled over about 7 p.m. Jan. 7 after a deputy patrolling U.S. 521 noticed the Chrysler Sebring he was driving had a stolen tag.


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