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  • Three arrests made in separate burglaries

    A few eagle-eyed neighbors helped deputies track down and arrest three men in two separate burglary cases early this month. 

    Franciso Coleman Torres, 17, 9942 Woodville Lane, Indian Land, and Johnathan Casey Deese, 23, of Pageland, are each charged with second-degree burglary after allegedly breaking into a home in the 8300 block of Taxahaw Road on July 2.

    Dennis Bernard Talford, 36, 1503 Chandler Place, is also charged with second-degree burglary for allegedly breaking into a home in the 1600 block of Summit Avenue on July 6.

  • Two arrests made in armed robbery

    Two men are now behind bars in connection with the brazen, daylight armed robbery of a man in the University Place (Walmart) parking lot Monday, July 8. 

    Malcolm Shaquille Williams, 18, of Rock Hill, was charged Tuesday evening, July 9, with  armed robbery and possession of a handgun during the commission of a violent crime, according to a press release from Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant. 

  • Flood advisory issued for Lancaster County

    Motorists were cautioned Thursday afternoon, July 11, as the National Weather Service in Columbia issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for Lancaster County.

    The advisory is in effect for the whole county until 6:15 p.m., according to a NWS release sent Thursday at 5:18 p.m. Radar was showing slow-moving thunderstorms rolling through the county and producing a significant amount of rain. 

  • Flood advisory issued for county

    Motorists were cautioned Thursday afternoon, July 11, as the National Weather Service in Columbia issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for Lancaster County.

    The advisory is in effect for the whole county until 6:15 p.m., according to a NWS release sent Thursday at 5:18 p.m. Radar was showing slow-moving thunderstorms rolling through the county and producing a significant amount of rain. 

  • Man arrested for armed robbery

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Rock Hill man is behind bars in connection with the brazen, daylight armed robbery of a man in a busy Walmart parking lot on July 8, as detectives continue using surveillance videos and eyewitness accounts to track two others in the incident.
    Malcolm Shaquille Williams, 18, was arrested Tuesday evening, July 9, on the charges of armed robbery and possession of a handgun during the commission of a violent crime, according to a press release from Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant.

  • Sheriff’s Office seeks national accreditation

    With a new office complex up and running and the recent addition of several more positions at the sheriff’s office, Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile has a new goal in mind-national accreditation. 

    Two years after gaining state accreditation through the S.C. Law Enforcement Accreditation program, Faile and his staff are hoping to increase their national profile by earning accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).

  • County Council at odds over economic incentives

    What began as the final step of a certification process for the new Lancaster Air-Rail Park, quickly turned into a contentious debate about the county’s incentive process for new companies during Lancaster County Council’s Monday, July 8, meeting. 

    On council’s agenda was the setting of a formal price per acre for the new 101-acre business park, located along S.C. 9 near the county airport. 

  • Fugitive indicted for failure to register as sex offender

    A Lancaster man who had been wanted on two out-of-state fugitive charges until he was found hiding in an apartment in April was formally indicted by a federal grand jury last month. 

    Bryan Yarnell Huntley, 34, 3402 Caroline Court, was charged in a one-count indictment with failure to register as a sex offender, a violation of Title 18, Section 2250(a) of the U.S. Penal code, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles.

    The federal grand jury in Columbia returned the indictment June 18.

  • Woman arrested for assault

    A routine disturbance call helped local authorities track down a woman wanted for assaulting another woman last month. 

    Teneka Yulundus Patterson, 26, 1941 Usher Road, was arrested June 22 on an outstanding warrant for third-degree assault and battery, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

    Sheriff’s Maj. Matt Shaw said deputies found Patterson standing in her front yard as they were responding to a disturbance there just after 9 p.m. June 22.

  • Man on county’s ‘Most Wanted’ turns himself in

    Hours after his picture ran as part of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Most Wanted list, a Lancaster man turned himself in to authorities last week.

    Charles Wayne Hunter, 29, 1111 Potter Road, was arrested July 3 for an outstanding drug violation warrant, per a sheriff’s office incident report. 

    Hunter arrived at the sheriff’s office just before 2 p.m. and let deputies know he was wanted. 

    He was one of 12 individuals listed on the sheriff’s office Most Wanted list for July.