Police Reports

  • 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.

  • Man charged with attacking 2 officers during DUI arrest

    A Kershaw man faces multiple charges after wrestling with two police officers near Springs Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning.
    Bobby Kirkland Robinson, 44, of 8219 Feather Run Road, was arrested just after 3:30 a.m. for driving under the influence and resisting arrest.
    A Lancaster Police Department incident report said Robinson grabbed one of the officers around the waist, tried to take his gun and then tried to put the other officer in a headlock after failing a field sobriety test.

  • 2 women charged in Kershaw shooting

    Lancaster Count sheriff’s deputies have arrested two women wanted in connection with the March 19 shooting of a Kershaw man.
    Jazzy Marressa Gripper, 24 and friend Quandisha Osheyanda Massey, 20, are each charged with attempted murder in connection with the shooting of Jaquavis Beckham, 20, the father of Gripper’s child.
    Sheriff’s office spokesman Doug Barfield said deputies arrested Massey on March 25 and Gripper March 26, both without incident.

  • AJ student arrested on drug charges

    A student falling asleep in class at Andrew Jackson High School last week led to the arrest of one student on drug charges the suspensions of four others.
    Armando Samuel Rivera, 18, of 1894 Flat Creek, Kershaw, was arrested March 17 on two felony counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance near a school.