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2 women charged in Kershaw shooting

By Reece Murphy

Lancaster Count sheriff’s deputies have arrested two women wanted in connection with the March 19 shooting of a Kershaw man.
Jazzy Marressa Gripper, 24 and friend Quandisha Osheyanda Massey, 20, are each charged with attempted murder in connection with the shooting of Jaquavis Beckham, 20, the father of Gripper’s child.
Sheriff’s office spokesman Doug Barfield said deputies arrested Massey on March 25 and Gripper March 26, both without incident.


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AJ student arrested on drug charges

By Reece Murphy

A student falling asleep in class at Andrew Jackson High School last week led to the arrest of one student on drug charges the suspensions of four others.
Armando Samuel Rivera, 18, of 1894 Flat Creek, Kershaw, was arrested March 17 on two felony counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance near a school.


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Sheriff’s new traffic unit makes drug arrest

By Reece Murphy

An N.C. man was arrested on drug and weapons charges during a traffic stop in Lancaster last Friday, an arrest Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile characterized as an early success for his department’s new traffic unit.
Michael Cody Wilson, 22, of Bessemer City, N.C., was arrested for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and carrying a pistol.
A release from the sheriff’s office said a deputy stopped Wilson’s 2015 Chevrolet Impala on S.C. 9 Bypass East about 10:15 p.m. because its taillights were not visible.


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2 women sought in man’s shooting

By Reece Murphy

Lancaster County sheriff’s investigators are looking for two Kershaw women in the shooting of a man about 9:55 Saturday night.
Sheriff’s office spokesman Doug Barfield said investigators believe either Jazzy Marressa Gripper, 24, or friend Quandisha Osheyanda Massey, 20, fired the shot that hit the father of Gripper’s child, Jaquavis Beckham, 20.
Barfield said the two women had been at Beckham’s home at 503 W. Richland St., Kershaw, when he and Gripper began arguing.


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IL couple's pickup recovered, deputies seek SUV occupants

By Reece Murphy

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office released images of a vehicle in Matthews, N.C., believed to have picked up two suspects who tied up and robbed an elderly Indian Land couple at home in early February.
The sheriff’s office said in a statement that the suspects, wearing black clothes and masks, walked up on a 78-year-old woman on Cureton Taylor Drive about 8:30 p.m. Feb. 3 as she was walking her dog.
The men forced her back inside with a knife and a gun, where they tied her and 80-year-old husband to chairs and covered their heads with blankets.


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Shooting suspect arrested in Charlotte, charged with attempted murder

By Greg Summers

The man wanted for allegedly shooting a friend last month at a “Mill Hill” home is now in custody.
Markevius Grafton Harper, 23, 301 Camden Highway, is jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center. Bond has been denied.
Harper is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and battery, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.


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Woman charged with hitting officer after fender bender

By Greg Summers

A Lancaster woman spent Wednesday night in jail, charged with assaulting a police officer after a minor traffic collision near the Lancaster High School soccer field.
Tammy Lynn Doskocil, 41, of 2803 Rock Chimney Circle, was arrested for assault on a police officer while resisting arrest, public disorderly conduct and improper backing.
Doskocil was released on bond Thursday.


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Sheriff investigates 3 cases of employee theft

By Reece Murphy

An employee at an Indian Land restaurant has been charged with stealing thousands in cash, one of three similar incidents recently investigated by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
Crystal Rosalie Carter, 33, of 741 W. Brooklyn Ave. in Lancaster, is charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent $2,000 to $10,000.
Carter is accused of stealing $2,062 from the Indian Land Kentucky Fried Chicken at 9615 Charlotte Highway Feb. 17. She was an assistant manager there.


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Suspect charged with kicking city officer

By Greg Summers

A 21-year-old N.C. man was arrested Saturday morning for kicking a Lancaster police officer who was placing him in a police car after a traffic stop.
LaJames Ross of Charlotte is charged with assault on a police officer while resisting arrest, unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, unlawful carrying of a firearm, possession with intent to distribute a Schedule I controlled substance (tramadol), possession with intent to distribute a Schedule IV controlled substance (heroin) and possession of cocaine.


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Logging truck accident kills two

By The Staff

A Lancaster man was among two people killed early Monday when a van and a logging truck collided on S.C. 9 in Chester County.
According to Lance Cpl. Gary Miller of the S.C. Highway Patrol, the incident happened about 8 a.m. when a 2003 Chevrolet van was traveling west on S.C. 9 near Turnbuckle Road about 6 miles east of Lockhart. The van crossed left of center and collided head-on with a 2003 Western logging truck heading east on S.C. 9. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. There were no passengers in the vehicles.


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