Police Reports

  • Authorities ID victim, suspect in car shooting

    Lancaster County authorities have identified the victim and the suspect in a fatal shooting on Memorial Park Road in Lancaster Nov. 25.
    Danielle Lamar Peay, 28, is charged pending a first appearance with murder, attempted murder and related firearms charges, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office statement said.
    Peay is accused of killing 26-year-old Delvelceo Kirk of the 500 block of Ginger Cake Road, the driver of a car in which Peay was a passenger.

  • Baby tests positive for marijuana

    A 1-year-old child of a Lancaster couple under investigation for child abuse tested positive for marijuana during a recent drug test, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said.
    The Nov. 20 report said the S.C. Department of Social Services in Lancaster requested drug testing of the couple and their four children, ages 1 to 14, earlier this month as part of an ongoing child abuse investigation.
    The report said the 45-year-old father, 38-year-old mother and the couple’s youngest child all tested positive for marijuana.

  • Third burglary spree suspect arrested

    A third suspect has been arrested in a string of burglaries, larcenies and automobile break-ins across Lancaster County between Oct. 21 and Nov. 3, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reported.
    On Nov. 16, deputies arrested Bobby Charles Wallace, 25 of Waxhaw, N.C., on warrants for nine counts of second-degree burglary, four counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, two counts of petty larceny, and one count of larceny of a bicycle.

  • Fort Lawn man charged in Walmart shoplifting

    A Fort Lawn man was arrested Nov. 16 after an anonymous tip identified him as a suspect seen on surveillance video shoplifting with a woman and child at the Indian Land Walmart.
    James Michael Tindell, 45, of 549 Hawthorne Road, Fort Lawn, is charged with shoplifting and petty larceny pending a first appearance.

  • 2 men shot in Miller St. gunbattle

    Two men were injured in Lancaster Sunday morning during a shootout on Miller Street in which more than 50 rounds were fired.
    The next day, the Lancaster Police Department arrested a man for burglarizing the house where the shooting occurred. And the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is still trying to determine if a shooting in its jurisdiction Sunday morning is connected to the Miller Street shooting.
    Lancaster police were called to a small tan and white-trimmed house at 406 Miller St. about 6 a.m. Sunday, where they found a man inside with a gunshot wound.

  • Two arrested in string of burglaries

    Two men are in jail and deputies are looking for a third in connection with a string of burglaries, automobile break-ins and larcenies across rural Lancaster County between Oct. 21 and Nov. 3.
    Arrested Tuesday were Joshua Lee Whitaker, 18, of Lancaster, and Johnny Ray Pyatt, 38, of Waxhaw, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office release said.
    As of press time Saturday, authorities were still looking for 25-year-old Bobby Charles Wallace of Waxhaw in connection with the crimes.

  • Halloween incident with deputy results in arrest, dead dog

    A series of incidents between a Keshaw man and Lancaster County deputies Halloween evening ended with a deputy shooting the man’s dog during his arrest and both the man and the deputy being sprayed with pepper spray.
    According to the sheriff’s office incident report, the drawn out incident began about 6:09 p.m. when deputies responded to a report of a fight in the street between several women in the area of Palmetto and East 3rd streets.

  • Man faces molestation charge

    A Lancaster man was arrested this week for the sexual abuse of a child.
    Michael Stephen Mobley, 36, of 1948 Sunny Lane, was arrested Monday, Nov. 9, by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office on one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under age 11, according to the incident report.
    Mobley’s arrest followed an investigation that began Oct. 24 after the victim, whom he knew, told family members about the incident.

  • LCSO asks for help catching Walmart shoplifters

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a couple with a child who shoplifted several items from Walmart in Indian Land on Oct. 9 and stole the tag from a woman’s SUV.
    According to a release, sheriff’s deputies responded to a call from a woman who said she went shopping at the superstore about 3:20 p.m. and returned about 40 minutes later to find the license plate on her Ford Expedition had been stolen.

  • Thieves steal $102K in equipment

    Thieves broke into a Lancaster County Parks and Recreation storage building at the city of Lancaster’s 15th Street complex last weekend and stole a pickup truck and other items worth an estimated $102,000.
    The burglary at 942 15th St. happened between 11 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday, the Lancaster Police Department incident report said.
    According to the report, the thieves broke through the back wall of the building, breaking a water line in the process and causing extensive water damage inside the building.