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Police Reports

  • Lancaster man arrested in drug-trafficking case

    A Lancaster man was arrested at his home Friday on drug-trafficking charges, and 13 pounds of marijuana was seized.

    Jonathan Ryan Hardin, 25, of 1869 Shelton St., was charged with trafficking marijuana more than 10 but less than 100 pounds.

    In a joint operation between the U.S. Postal Service and drug agents and investigators of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, a search warrant was obtained for Hardin’s home, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.

  • IL murder suspects face more charges

    The suspects in the Indian Land murder of Randy Tran were each served this week with new warrants in the case.
    Tony Eugene Maynard, 21, of Indian Land, Na’Chon Jakeh Hayden, 22, formerly of Van Wyck, and David Antonio Kucinski, 21, and Chris Dawan Glass Jr., 22, of Fort Mill are each charged with murder in Tran’s April 5 shooting death.
    According to the Lancaster County Sixth Judicial Circuit index, all four men were served Tuesday with warrants for armed robbery.

  • Walmart employee robbed in parking lot

    A Lancaster Walmart employee reported that two men robbed him at gunpoint late Monday night in the supercenter parking lot.
    The employee wasn’t hurt, but he said the two suspects stole his driver’s license, $90 in cash and a $25 check.
    “This is a bad incident and the likelihood of him being hurt was extremely high,” said Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Carter. “We are so grateful that did not happen.”
    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, the robbery happened about 11:25 p.m. Monday.

  • New charges for suspect in IL murder

    A suspect arrested for the April 5 murder of 20-year-old Randy Tran in Indian Land has been served with additional warrants for firearm and drug violations.
    Na’Chon Jakeh Hayden, 22, formerly of Van Wyck, was charged April 15 with possession of a stolen pistol, possession/distribution of prescription drugs and possession of other Schedule I to Schedule V drugs.
    Hayden was the last of four suspects arrested in the shooting death of Tran and was previously charged with murder and failure to report a crime.

  • Police seek shooting suspect

    The Lancaster Police Department is looking for the shooter who wounded a bystander on his front porch Sunday afternoon.
    The 63-year-old man, who was shot once in the left upper thigh, was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital, then flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
    “The last I heard, he is in stable condition,” said Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Carter.
    A family member said Tuesday the victim is at home recovering.

  • Thieves target cars in University Drive area

    The Lancaster Police Department is urging University Drive residents to remove valuables from their cars and keep them locked after one SUV was stolen and several cars were broken into or rummaged through at separate homes this week.

  • Warrants: 4 suspects present at IL murder

    All four of the men charged with murdering Randy Tran were present when he was shot, and the killing happened at the Indian Land site where his body was found, according to warrants released Wednesday.
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies found Tran’s body about 7 p.m. April 5 in woods just off Little River Trail, a rough gravel road at the end of Little River Road west of Indian Land High School.
    The 20-year-old Fort Mill student had been shot once in the head.

  • Deputies arrest long-sought Kershaw man

    A Kershaw man was arrested Friday in multiple crimes against women that occurred over the past year.
    A Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office statement said Derrick Lamonz Miller, 24, was arrested on six outstanding warrants for crimes dating back to April 9, 2015, most of which occurred at the Foxwood Apartments.
    Miller is charged with first-degree burglary for the April 9, 2015, incident at Foxwood Apartments in which the female victim reported Miller forced his way into her apartment during the night and damaged her clothes.

  • Man flees traffic check, cops stop him at gunpoint

    City police were forced to stop a motorist at gunpoint Saturday night on South Main Street after he refused to stop at a routine traffic checkpoint.
    Jasper Lee Haggins, 72, of 969 15th St., was arrested for driving under suspension and second offense driving under the influence.
    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, police had set up a driver’s license checkpoint near the intersection of Chesterfield Avenue and McCardell Street.

  • Tiff at bank spirals out of control, man jailed

    A Kershaw man’s dispute with a bank over cashing a check escalated into a screaming match and threats against a Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy, resulting in serious criminal charges.
    Hykeim Malik Williams, 19, of 509 W. Hilton St. was arrested after causing a disturbance at the Wells Fargo Bank at 101 N. Hampton St. in Kershaw March 24.
    The incident report said Williams became irate and after being told he and his girlfriend had to open an account in order to cash a Wells Fargo check they’d been given.