Police Reports

  • Heath Springs man wakes to find intruder in home

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion in Heath Springs that occurred Thursday morning, Oct. 29.
    According to the incident report, the 41-year-old victim told deputies he was in bed about 4:30 a.m. when he heard someone walk inside the back door of his home in the 100 block of Ridge Street.
    Thinking the person was his cousin, the victim got up to greet him.
    Instead he found a man wearing a mask, jacket and gloves inside the house, with another dressed the same just outside, according to the report.

  • Store owner says son of arsonist threatened him, family

    The owner of Old Mill Grocery in Lancaster and his girlfriend said a 21-year-old Myrtle Beach man threatened them several times after the man’s father was convicted earlier this month for starting the fire that destroyed their store.
    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, Old Mill Grocery owner Mark Johnson told deputies Furman Coy “Sonny” Knight began contacting him by phone Oct. 7, the day his father, Coy Lamar “Marty” Knight of Lancaster, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for third-degree arson.

  • Women injured in separate incidents

    Lancaster County deputies responded to a home in Lancaster on Sunday, Oct 25, regarding a woman who’d been shot.
    The incident was the second incident in less than a week in which a woman was injured by a deadly weapon.
    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, deputies were called to 1379 Duckwood Road about 6:15 p.m. where they found a 58-year-old resident of the home lying in the front yard suffering a gun shot wound to the leg.

  • Deputies: Drugs everywhere in man’s apartment

    A Lancaster man rounded up by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office during last week’s Operation Silent Sweep was arrested at his home across the street from Brooklyn Springs Elementary School with crack cocaine and other drugs scattered in open view around his apartment.

  • IL man reports being pistol whipped, robbed

    An Indian Land man told Lancaster County deputies he was pistol whipped and robbed on a back road in the North Corner community earlier this month.
    According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the 30-year-old Indian Land man and a 22-year-old friend, also of Indian Land, met deputies at the QT store at Charlotte Highway and Collins Road about 1:30 a.m. Oct. 4 to report the crime.

  • Hunter shoots Heath Springs man’s hogs

    A Heath Springs man who lives in the 2500 block of Norseman Road told deputies Oct. 16 a stranger shot two of his pigs while deer hunting on a neighbor’s property.
    According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the 50-year-old man said he was mending the fence on his pigsty when he heard three shots in the distance followed
    by the sound of pigs squealing.
    The man said he set off heading toward his neighbor’s property in the direction of the noise and two bleeding pigs ran by him.

  • Man robbed of money, shoes

    A Lancaster man told Lancaster County deputies an acquaintance robbed him of his money and new shoes then put him out to walk home.
    According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the 19-year-old victim told deputies an acquaintance from Fort Lawn called the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 20, saying he hadn’t seen him in a while and wanted to stop by.

  • ‘Operation Silent Sweep’ results in 45 arrests

    A yearlong undercover drug investigation by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office called Operation Silent Sweep resulted in the arrest of 45 suspects and the seizure of more than a pound of drugs, several weapons and thousands of dollars in cash.
    Speaking during a press conference Friday, Oct. 23, Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said investigators wrapped up Operation Silent Sweep Thursday with a countywide roundup of suspects.

  • Indian Land burglar doesn’t get very much

    A thief whom Indian Land authorities believe targeted the same new business twice found out things aren’t always what they seem.  
    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident reports, the owner of the Phone Source at the Shoppes at 521 was working late Sept. 21 preparing for opening day when he walked into the showroom from the back and saw a man in dark clothes and a bright orange ski mask kneeling outside trying to break in the front door.

  • Kershaw man arrested for child molestation

    Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested a Lancaster County man after he admitted to having sex with a 13-year-old girl.
    Robin Stover, 47, of the 3500 block of Fork Hill Road, Kershaw, is being held at the Kershaw County Detention Center on one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor age 11 to 14.
    KCSO began investigating Stover on Sept. 23 when the girl told a resource officer at school Stover had sex with her at her family’s home in Kershaw County, a release from Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said.