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Police chief: ‘I don’t have the words to describe the despair’

2 charged in toddler’s shooting death

By Hannah Strong

A Lancaster woman and her boyfriend were arrested Tuesday after her 2-year-old son was fatally shot Monday evening at their home on East Dunlap Street.
The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office identified the child as Jacarion Antonio Gladden. He was pronounced dead from a single gunshot wound about 8 p.m. Monday at Springs Memorial Hospital.
Toni Lashay Gladden, 26, and her boyfriend, Shazeem Tyrell Hayes, 18, both of 509 E. Dunlap St., were charged with unlawful conduct toward a child.


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Kershaw man charged in burglaries

From release


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Dead dog found chained in yard

Nancy Parsons
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A Great Falls man has been charged with animal cruelty after police found a dead pit bull in the man’s backyard.
Keon Torrance Gladden, 23, of 45 Walnut St., was arrested.
An officer was dispatched to his home July 10 in reference to mistreatment of the blue pit bull, according to a Great Falls Police Department incident report.


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Neighbors concerned about facility’s security

Rebound patient faces charges in SUV theft

By Reece Murphy

A recent incident involving a patient at Rebound Behavioral Health has neighbors in the area expressing concern about security at the Panhandle substance abuse and mental health treatment facility.
Rebound Behavioral Health, 135 E. Rebound Road, is a facility that has provided both residential and outpatient substance abuse and mental health treatment on its rural 50-acre campus off U.S. 521 since 2013.
The organization touts its peaceful, secluded and open grounds as a key aspect of its mission to treat “mind, body and spirit.”


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4 suspects sought in Tuesday night shooting

By Hannah Strong

Lancaster police are looking for four suspects in connection with a shooting and armed robbery that left two men injured Tuesday night.
“We’ve been working it hard, but at this point we aren’t getting very far with it,” Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant said Thursday.
Police responded to a call from the 800 block of Woodland Drive about 8:52 p.m. Tuesday. Officers found two men there, both with apparent gunshot wounds, according to a Lancaster Police Department release.
Grant said the victims are brothers, ages 47 and 49.


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No one hurt in drive-by shooting

By Reece Murphy

Lancaster police are investigating a brazen daytime drive-by shooting Sunday afternoon at a home less than a block from the police station that endangered patrons at the Dollar General store.
Lancaster Police Department Chief Scott Grant said the incident happened about 5:30 p.m. when a vehicle traveling south on Hughes Street fired multiple shots at a home on the northwest corner of Hughes and Arch streets.


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2 charged, 1 sought in Facebook gun battle

By Reece Murphy

Two men have been arrested and sheriff’s deputies are looking for a third in connection with shootings at a Lancaster mobile home park Wednesday evening, one of which was captured on video by a witness and posted online.
Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to 130 Melton Park Circle in Lancaster Wednesday about 7 p.m. in regards to a shooting in progress.
Investigators said the incident began with a fight between women that ended with gunfire that left a 21-year-old Lancaster woman with two shots to the stomach.


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2 suspects sought in break-ins

By Reece Murphy

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of a number of vehicle break-ins in the areas off Regency Park and Harrisburg roads over the weekend.
There were at least two suspects and the possible suspect’s vehicle is a tan-colored Lincoln.
The sheriff’s office is seeking the public’s help identifying the suspects, including the man in this photo.


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Hit-and-run now under investigation

By The Staff

The S.C. Highway Patrol and the Chesterfield County Coroner’s Office are investigating a fatal hit-and-run early Sunday morning.
The accident happened just north of the town limits about 1 a.m. on S.C. 207, according to the Highway Patrol. Belfred Cruz Mendez Roellana, 45, was walking along the road when he struck but an unknown vehicle. It is not know which direction he was walking.


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Man charged after store worker accuses him of lewd behavior

By Reece Murphy

A Lancaster man was arrested at Walmart in Indian Land last week after an employee accused him of committing lewd acts while following women and children around the store.
Roger Mervin Powell II, 42, of 3671 Lamplight Road, Lancaster, was charged with one count of breach of peace of a high and aggravated nature and banned from the store, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.


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