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Police Reports

  • Murder suspect arrested in Alabama

    After being sought by Lancaster authorities, a Rock Hill teen was arrested in Alabama on Tuesday in connection with a fatal Lancaster shooting.

  • Schools, police investigating LHS sex video

    Three Lancaster High students have been recommended for expulsion after reports that a video on social media showed two of them engaging in sexual activity in a school restroom.
    Bryan Vaughn, safety and transportation director for the Lancaster County School District, said the three students apparently went into an upstairs restroom about half an hour after school ended and recorded the video.

  • Lancaster man dies in crash

    A Lancaster man died early Sunday morning when his pickup truck veered into the path of a tractor-trailer rig on U.S. 601 west of Pageland.
    Jordan Kyle Hinson, 26, was driving east on U.S. 601 at about 7 a.m. when he crossed the centerline, according to Lance Cpl. Gary Miller of the S.C. Highway Patrol.
    The other driver, Christopher Thomas Young, 40, of Greenville, swerved to try to avoid a collision, but Hinson struck the truck head-on, according to Miller.
    Both drivers were wearing seatbelts. Hinson was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Parent charged with assaulting schoolteacher

    A Fort Lawn woman turned herself in to authorities Saturday and was charged with assaulting a teacher in a classroom at Southside Early Childhood Development Center.
    Jasmine Shonquelle Cousar, 26, was charged with third-degree assault and battery, and creating a school disturbance.
    According to Bryan Vaughn, safety and transportation director for the Lancaster County School District, Cousar was dropping off her child Thursday when the incident occurred.

  • Southside teacher is attacked in classroom

    A parent is under investigation after a preschool teacher at Southside Early Childhood Development Center told police she was attacked in her classroom Thursday.
    According to Bryan Vaughn, safety and transportation director for the Lancaster County School District, the parent was dropping off her child in the classroom, which is allowed under school policy, when she confronted the child’s teacher.

  • Motorcyclist dies in S.C. 200 crash

    A Rock Hill man died in a collision Sunday afternoon involving two motorcycles and an SUV at the intersection of S.C. 200 and 97.
    According to Lancaster County Coroner Karla Deese, the driver of one of the motorcycles, Curtis Reid Adkins, 38, of Rock Hill was pronounced dead at the scene.
    Sgt. Bill Rhyne of the S.C. Highway Patrol said the incident occurred about 3 p.m. Sunday.
    The driver of the SUV, Tiffany Ballard, 34, of Rock Hill was stopped at a stop sign on S.C. 97, while the two motorcycles were headed east on S.C. 200, Rhyne said.

  • 2 teens die in wreck on 521

    Two York County teenagers died and two others were seriously injured in a single-vehicle wreck on U.S. 521 Sunday morning.
    Trooper Joe Hovis of the S.C. Highway Patrol said the teens were travelling south about 7 a.m. when the 2005 Honda went off the road and struck a tree. The crash occurred near Rebound Road, approximately 9 miles north of Lancaster.
    The driver was wearing a seatbelt and was trapped inside the vehicle. The driver died at the scene, as did one passenger who was not wearing a seatbelt.

  • $80K county tractor stolen, damaged

    A stolen $80,000 piece of county equipment was found sitting in the middle of a Tradesville roadway Aug. 9, with windows and windshield shattered.
    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report, a yellow Challenger tractor was discovered in the 2400 block of Old Camden Monroe Highway near Spring Hill Baptist Church at about 10:30 p.m. Aug. 9.

  • Mom fixing 4-year-old’s hair is grazed by a bullet

    Authorities are searching for information about a shooting at a Lancaster home where a mother was grazed by a bullet while sitting with her 4-year-old daughter.
    Lancaster police officers responded to the home in the 400 block of Hampton Road, within walking distance of Southside Early Childhood Learning Center, after shots were fired in the neighborhood late Monday night. The victim told officers she was sitting in a bedroom of the home, doing her daughter’s hair when a bullet hit her shoulder, according to an incident report.

  • Tennessee escapee arrested in Lancaster

    Keith Artie Greer, a Lancaster man wanted for escaping Tennessee police custody, was arrested Tuesday at Lancaster Square Shopping Center on drug and weapons charges.