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18-year-old shot in back 3 times

By Greg Summers

An 18-year-old man was shot three times in the back last week while walking along the section of East Gay Street called “The Hill.”
“Right now, that’s about all we know,” said Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant. “The victim isn’t telling us very much.”
According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, the shooting happened about 6 p.m. March 16.


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Man arrested in 7-Eleven robbery

By Reece Murphy

A Monroe, N.C., man has been arrested for the March 10 armed robbery of the 7-Eleven on Charlotte Highway in Indian Land.


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Burglars target 2 Lancaster restaurants

By Reece Murphy

Thieves have burglarized two Lancaster restaurants in less than two weeks and tried, unsuccessfully, to break into a local butcher shop that was targeted two nights in a row shortly before Christmas.
Two of the incidents happened early Wednesday morning.
Hardest hit in the spree were Jomar’s Family Restaurant at 278 S.C. 9 Bypass East overnight on March 11 and Gus’ Family Pizza Restaurant at 605 S. Main St. Wednesday morning, according to Lancaster Police Department incident reports.


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Rich Hill couple think man was living under their home

By Reece Murphy

A Rich Hill couple whose home was burglarized last week found evidence suggesting the suspect had been living underneath the structure for some time.
Sonya and Crystal Brazzell reported the burglary March 8 after discovering hand tools missing from a toolbox inside their home at 1976 Beacon Road, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.


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Holdup likely connected to earlier one in Charlotte

Armed robber strikes IL 7 Eleven

By Reece Murphy

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are investigating a pair of convenience store robberies Friday morning that they believe were committed by the same suspect.
The Indian Land incident occurred about 2 a.m. at the 7 Eleven at the intersection of Charlotte and Fort Mill highways.  
Sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said the cashier told deputies a man came in, walked around the store, then brought a pack of gum to the register.


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Multiple drug charges against Lancaster duo

By Greg Summers

Two Lancaster residents racked up a laundry list of drug charges when they were arrested last month near the Southside Early Childhood Center on Hampton Road.
Niarie A. Stephens, 23, and David Lamar Clyburn, 23, both of of 506 Ballard St. were arrested Feb. 20 by a Lancaster Police Department officer who stopped to check on a car with no license plate.


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Man charged with repeated assaults on officers

By Greg Summers

A Lancaster man has been charged with assaulting three county corrections officers and injuring two of them, less than 24 hours after getting into a scuffle with two members of the city police force.
Joseph Ray Dillon II of 1898 Zion Road was charged Feb. 25 with three counts of third-degree assault and three counts of throwing bodily fluids for spitting on corrections officers.


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Man charged in peeping Tom case

By Reece Murphy

A convicted peeping Tom and registered sex offender was arrested with a loaded weapon after reports that he was seen looking into women’s windows in a neighborhood near the Lancaster County Golf Club.
Dennis Kendell Curry, 31, of 144 Pine Drive, Lancaster, was arrested Feb. 22 on one count each of peeping voyeurism, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, unlawful carrying of a weapon, petty larceny and misdemeanor marijuana possession.


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Sexting sting nets suspect after 5-month investigation

By Greg Summers

A 36-year-old Lancaster man has been charged with soliciting sex from a minor and sending sexual materials to a minor after the Lancaster Police Department set up an undercover texting sting, with an officer posing as an underage girl.
The department’s Special Operations Division arrested 36-year-old Jqual Tavarus Wade of 202 New Miller St. about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Crenco parking lot on South Main Street.
He was charged with criminal solicitation of a minor and disseminating harmful materials to minors.


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Facebook spat ends with arson charge, family’s home destroyed

By Reece Murphy

A local man has been charged with setting a Lancaster mobile home on fire after an online argument last week, displacing a family, killing one of their dogs and injuring another that was saved by firefighters.
Devan Nottingham, 25, is charged with arson in connection with the fire at 2134 Barnett Street about noon Feb. 22.
According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the resident, Benjamin Hegler, told sheriff’s investigators he was having trouble with Nottingham, who had threatened him during an argument on Facebook.


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