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Police Reports

  • 1 victim dies, 2nd airlifted after Heath Springs wreck

    One person was killed and another severely injured in a two-car wreck at Kershaw Camden Highway and Ramblin Road just north of Heath Springs.
    According to Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers, an EMS crew pulled up on the wreck before it was called out and were able to get one victim out, but could not free the other before fire engulfed the vehicle.
    According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, a 2015 Infiniti was attempting to illegally pass another vehicle heading north on Kershaw Camden Highway when it ran off the side of the road and hit a group of trees.

  • Students face discipline for possessing pellet gun

    Two A.R. Rucker Middle School students may be expelled for exchanging an airsoft pellet gun on school grounds Thursday afternoon, the second incident involving a pellet gun at the school this year.
    Bryan Vaughn, the school district’s safety director, said a tip was sent in about the transaction and the gun was recovered after a search of the boys’ bookbags. The boys were then turned over to the school resource officer for having a weapon on school grounds.

  • Gun battle when man interrupts burglary

    Dozens of shots rang out across the west side of Lancaster just after midnight Thursday when a man pulled into his driveway and found multiple burglars in his home, sparking a gunfight.
    The man, who was wounded in the gunfire, told authorities he was returning to his home on Kings Circle when he saw several people inside the house, said Doug Barfield, spokesman for the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    The victim said one or more of the assailants fired shots at his car, injuring him. A neighbor called 911.

  • Police puzzle over man’s gunshot wound

    A man showed up at Springs Memorial Hospital’s emergency room Monday morning with a mysterious gunshot wound to his torso.
    The Lancaster Police Department was dispatched to the hospital shortly before 5 a.m. when the man with the puzzling wound showed up, asking to be treated.
    Police Chief Scott Grant said the man is in his 20s and has been giving conflicting stories about what happened to him.

  • Gun store robbed, another burglarized

    Weapons were stolen from two different gun stores this week in the northern part of the county, spurring an investigation by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, Charlotte police and federal agents.
    An armed robbery occurred around 3:20 p.m. Tuesday at Van Wyck Sporting Goods at 5219 Old Hickory Road in Van Wyck.
    Two men came into the store, one of them armed with a handgun, said sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield. The store was occupied by one employee, who was not harmed by the suspects.

  • Woman charged in pants-down theft

    For the second time in four months, a man has reported a cash theft by a woman who was in the process of providing him intimate pleasure.
    A Kershaw woman has been charged in the first incident and is suspected in the second one, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Nikki Nicole McIntyre, 26, has been charged with larceny, card theft and prostitution in the June incident at a Kershaw parking lot, which involved a 70-year-old truck driver. He accused her of stealing his wallet containing $700 while his pants were down.

  • Man charged in stabbing outside bypass restaurant

    A 36-year-old Union County man was arrested early Friday after being accused of stabbing another man outside Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill on S.C. 9 Bypass West.
    Anthony Furman Henderson II has been charged with high and aggravated assault and battery and is jailed at the county detention center.
    Henderson was arrested at the Quality Inn on Commerce Drive after Lancaster Police Department officers found bloody clothes in his hotel room, according to a police incident report.

  • Flat Creek wreck draws enormous roadside response, plus drug agents

    The commotion south of Buford lasted many hours Wednesday afternoon – two overturned vehicles, three airlifted victims, 11 EMS and firefighter vehicles, and about 20 law enforcement officers, including Drug Task Force agents combing the roadsides.
    It all started shortly after 1 p.m. on S.C. 522 south of Flat Creek Road, when sheriff’s investigators stopped two cars, each containing two men “believed to be associated” with a stolen truck, according to a release from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Sleeping teen in stolen vehicle admits having guns, marijuana

    A 16-year-old was arrested in Kershaw last week after deputies found him asleep in a stolen car in some woods, with drugs and a stolen weapon inside the vehicle.
    According to the incident report, a deputy was patrolling the area of Close Circle in Kershaw when he spotted a blue Hyundai Elantra through the trees with all of its windows rolled down.
    The deputy pulled his patrol car near the vehicle and found the teen asleep in the car, the report said. The deputy wrote down the dealer-tag number and took a picture of the VIN number without waking the boy.

  • Burglary at gun store

    Three suspects burglarized a Lancaster gun store early Monday morning, and authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspects from surveillance video.
    According to a release from the Lancaster Police Department, the three suspects are believed to be in their late teens to early 20s. They stole several different makes, models and calibers of handguns from Steele’s Tax and Guns, 398 S.C. 9 Bypass East, Lancaster.