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Police Reports

  • 2 robbery suspects were ‘camo-ed up’

    Law enforcement in Lancaster and the county are investigating two convenience store robberies by unidentified suspects well concealed in camouflage gear.
    The first incident happened the night of March 8 at 903 Discount Beverage, 720 Chesterfield Ave. in Lancaster. The most recent robbery happened early Friday morning at Jack’s Highway 9 Party Shop, 2190 Pageland Highway West.
    No shots were fired in either robbery, and no one was injured.

  • Sheriff’s drug roundup nabs 15 suspects

    After four months of undercover work, Lancaster County sheriff’s investigators and deputies fanned out across the county Tuesday to round up 28 drug suspects.
    By the end of the day, they had arrested 15 of them on 48 charges, plus four people charged with other offenses unrelated to the Drug Task Force’s work.
    According to the arrest warrants, each of the drug suspects had been involved in an undercover transaction between October 2017 and February 2018.

  • Suspicious behavior leads to Indian Land drug arrest

    A Charlotte teen was arrested in Indian Land for trafficking cocaine and possession of marijuana with intent to sell after a curious deputy followed a hunch and tailed the teen’s car.
    Justice Blake Mendler, 19, was arrested March 5 in an incident that began shortly before midnight at the Indian Land McDonald’s.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said the deputy was patrolling the restaurant parking lot when he saw Mendler’s Ford Focus pulling out and noticed the three passengers in the car watching him as they rode away.

  • Scammer claims to be from sheriff’s office

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is warning about a new phone scam in which the caller claims to be from the sheriff’s department and threatens to arrest the person if money isn’t paid.
    According to a LCSO press release, several dental offices in Lancaster County have received calls from a person claiming to represent the sheriff’s office.

  • James Brooks arrested again on meth charge at traffic stop

    James Brooks was arrested for methamphetamine possession Feb. 17 during an Indian Land traffic stop, his second drug arrest in a month and the fourth since the November 2016 charges that cost him his county school board seat.
    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the arresting deputy said he watched Brooks drive his pickup out of the Food Lion parking lot in Indian Land and cross the centerline on Shelley Mullis Road.

  • Cards, drinks and a life-ending argument

    Eric Tucker took a knife to a gunfight.
    The Lancaster man died from a single gunshot wound Sunday after an argument at his home with his nephew, and witnesses told investigators the younger man fired in self-defense.
    Tucker, 54, was pronounced dead about 5:30 p.m. at Springs Memorial Hospital. The shooting happened at 4:46 p.m. a few blocks away at Tucker’s home on Terrace Road.

  • Big haul of guns, drugs, money in IL

    A report of shots fired at a Panhandle residence led to three arrests and the seizure of a cache of weapons, drugs and cash, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday.
    Jermarcus Kendarryl Coffey, 28, Toni Leigh Napier, 21, and Charles William Rice IV, 27, were arrested at 6956 Jamestowne Road the morning of Feb. 13. Deputies went to the house to investigate a report of gunfire from the night before, and they reported smelling marijuana.
    Sheriff Barry Faile said the call involved gunshots, but no one was injured and no property damage occurred.

  • Police Blotter: Feb. 18, 2018

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

  • Bridge assault leads to multiple charges

    An intoxicated motorist was arrested Feb. 3 for domestic violence after deputies said he wrecked a car on the Nitrolee bridge on S.C. 200, then assaulted and chased the victim with a tire iron and threatened passersby who stopped to help her.
    Paul Nelly Poag III, 33, of York, was charged with first-degree domestic violence, malicious injury to personal property, possession of a controlled substance (Xanax), first offense DUI, third offense DUI (less than .10), and first offense driving under suspension.

  • ‘If you don’t hire me, I will kill you’

    It’s generally a good idea for job applicants to be on their best behavior when trying to get a new position, but an Indian Land man appeared not to know that, according to a Jan. 30 Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
    The report said an employee at the Indian Land Chick-fil-A, at 10032 Charlotte Highway, told a deputy who was in the restaurant investigating a crime at a neighboring business that she wanted to report a strange interaction with a job-seeker.