Police Reports

  • Sheriff’s new traffic unit makes drug arrest

    An N.C. man was arrested on drug and weapons charges during a traffic stop in Lancaster last Friday, an arrest Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile characterized as an early success for his department’s new traffic unit.
    Michael Cody Wilson, 22, of Bessemer City, N.C., was arrested for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and carrying a pistol.
    A release from the sheriff’s office said a deputy stopped Wilson’s 2015 Chevrolet Impala on S.C. 9 Bypass East about 10:15 p.m. because its taillights were not visible.

  • 2 women sought in man’s shooting

    Lancaster County sheriff’s investigators are looking for two Kershaw women in the shooting of a man about 9:55 Saturday night.
    Sheriff’s office spokesman Doug Barfield said investigators believe either Jazzy Marressa Gripper, 24, or friend Quandisha Osheyanda Massey, 20, fired the shot that hit the father of Gripper’s child, Jaquavis Beckham, 20.
    Barfield said the two women had been at Beckham’s home at 503 W. Richland St., Kershaw, when he and Gripper began arguing.

  • IL couple's pickup recovered, deputies seek SUV occupants

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office released images of a vehicle in Matthews, N.C., believed to have picked up two suspects who tied up and robbed an elderly Indian Land couple at home in early February.
    The sheriff’s office said in a statement that the suspects, wearing black clothes and masks, walked up on a 78-year-old woman on Cureton Taylor Drive about 8:30 p.m. Feb. 3 as she was walking her dog.
    The men forced her back inside with a knife and a gun, where they tied her and 80-year-old husband to chairs and covered their heads with blankets.

  • Shooting suspect arrested in Charlotte, charged with attempted murder

    The man wanted for allegedly shooting a friend last month at a “Mill Hill” home is now in custody.
    Markevius Grafton Harper, 23, 301 Camden Highway, is jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center. Bond has been denied.
    Harper is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and battery, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

  • Woman charged with hitting officer after fender bender

    A Lancaster woman spent Wednesday night in jail, charged with assaulting a police officer after a minor traffic collision near the Lancaster High School soccer field.
    Tammy Lynn Doskocil, 41, of 2803 Rock Chimney Circle, was arrested for assault on a police officer while resisting arrest, public disorderly conduct and improper backing.
    Doskocil was released on bond Thursday.

  • Sheriff investigates 3 cases of employee theft

    An employee at an Indian Land restaurant has been charged with stealing thousands in cash, one of three similar incidents recently investigated by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Crystal Rosalie Carter, 33, of 741 W. Brooklyn Ave. in Lancaster, is charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent $2,000 to $10,000.
    Carter is accused of stealing $2,062 from the Indian Land Kentucky Fried Chicken at 9615 Charlotte Highway Feb. 17. She was an assistant manager there.

  • Suspect charged with kicking city officer

    A 21-year-old N.C. man was arrested Saturday morning for kicking a Lancaster police officer who was placing him in a police car after a traffic stop.
    LaJames Ross of Charlotte is charged with assault on a police officer while resisting arrest, unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, unlawful carrying of a firearm, possession with intent to distribute a Schedule I controlled substance (tramadol), possession with intent to distribute a Schedule IV controlled substance (heroin) and possession of cocaine.

  • Logging truck accident kills two

    A Lancaster man was among two people killed early Monday when a van and a logging truck collided on S.C. 9 in Chester County.
    According to Lance Cpl. Gary Miller of the S.C. Highway Patrol, the incident happened about 8 a.m. when a 2003 Chevrolet van was traveling west on S.C. 9 near Turnbuckle Road about 6 miles east of Lockhart. The van crossed left of center and collided head-on with a 2003 Western logging truck heading east on S.C. 9. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. There were no passengers in the vehicles.

  • Man robbed of Air Jordans at gunpoint

    A Lancaster teen was jailed without bond on charges of stealing a man’s Air Jordan shoes at gunpoint about 1 a.m. Monday.
    Dontae Maleek “24” Moore, 19, of 204 Louise St., was charged with armed robbery after being arrested about 10 p.m. Monday at a Gooch Street home. Police are also seeking a second man in the incident.
    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, the victim gave Moore and another man a ride from The Forks convenience store on Grace Avenue to Glenwood Avenue across town.

  • Online ‘love’ proves costly for IL woman

    An Indian Land woman found out the hard way how powerful the prospect of love can be after a sweet-talking stranger she met on a dating website talked her into sending him thousands of dollars, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report.
    According to the Feb. 18 report, the 53-year-old woman told a deputy she’d met “Makie” on the online dating website Plenty of Fish, who told her he had a friend named “Larry Scott” he thought she’d like.