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Police Reports

  • Deputies nab naked, noisy guy in yellow Hummer

    An N.C. man was charged with drunk driving after Lancaster County deputies found him naked behind the wheel of a yellow Hummer that Elgin residents reported driving slowly around the community blowing its horn.
    The incident happened about 9 a.m. on Nov. 24. Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies located the Hummer in the parking lot of the Elgin fire station at 114 Tram Road, according to the incident report.

  • Shots reported in 2 IL neighborhoods

    Multiple shots were heard in two Indian Land neighborhoods Monday night, and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating both incidents.
    Deputies responded shortly after 10:30 p.m. to a home in the Hatton Terrace neighborhood, where a woman reported that her home had been shot, according to sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield. Deputies determined that the home had been struck three times.
    “We still don’t know who did it or why,” Barfield said.

  • 2nd horse shot dead at Panhandle ranch

    For the second time in six years, Robbie and Julie Dunn have found one of their horses shot dead at their Panhandle ranch.
    The Dunns said someone shot their 28-year-old gelding Boss in the side of the head with a small-caliber weapon the morning of Nov. 18. The bullet did not kill the horse for hours, and its suffering and collapse were captured on surveillance video.
    Julie Dunn said she found Boss lying on his side dead near the barn at their ranch on Old Church Road when she went to feed him and his five stablemates that afternoon.

  • Identity of robbery suspect sought

    A man robbed the Swami Mart on South Main Street in Heath Springs Sunday morning, and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is trying to identify a suspect from surveillance video.
    Sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said in a release Tuesday that the suspect walked into the store about 8:30 a.m., saw other customers there and patted his pockets as if he had forgotten his wallet.

  • 7-hour standoff ends with no arrests, injuries

    Law enforcement officers swarmed the Northwest Apartments off West Meeting Street overnight Tuesday during a seven-hour standoff that ended with no charges.
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Doug Barfield said the incident began about 9:45 p.m. when a deputy responded to the apartment concerning a report of shots fired.

  • Lancaster teen held in York Co. murder

    A Lancaster teen has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a Charlotte resident in York County two weeks ago.
    Trenyatta Jondae Massey, 18, of the Elgin community, was charged with murder and attempted murder in the killing of Angel Carmindo Dominguez Vega, 23, of Charlotte, said Trent Faris, spokesman for the York County Sheriff’s Office.
    Massey also faces cocaine-trafficking and marijuana-possession charges.

  • Suspect charged in attack on cops during drug bust

    A York County man is jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center after being charged Saturday with head-butting one police officer and biting another during a drug-related clash in a restaurant parking lot.
    Neither officer was seriously hurt, said Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant.  
    Tristan Baker Merck, 21, of Rock Hill, is charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer, trafficking cocaine (74.5 grams), simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, open-container violation and disorderly conduct.

  • Deputy tells creeped-out homeowner: Get a priest, holy water

    A Kershaw woman called the sheriff’s office just before Halloween, convinced that someone might have been hiding in her attic, and the strange goings-on continued even after a deputy arrived to investigate.
    Reba Green, of 264 Oak Ridge Church Road, said she first heard what sounded like footsteps in the attic above her kitchen table the evening of Oct. 27.

  • 12 charged in Kershaw drug roundup

    A dozen people were arrested in the Kershaw area last week on drug and other charges, most arising from an earlier undercover investigation, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Between noon Thursday and late Saturday, drug task force agents, criminal investigators and patrol deputies rounded up 10 of 11 suspects wanted on drug-distribution charges, sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said in a release issued Tuesday.

  • Heavily armed man charged in threats against estranged wife

    A Lancaster man was arrested with an assortment of weapons after his estranged wife accused him of threatening to kill her and cut off the head of a man she was spending time with.
    Kelly Leshannon Roberts, 44, is charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, aggravated assault and battery, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.