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Police Reports

  • Violent Great Falls police chase

    GREAT FALLS – A Chester man was arrested Saturday after leading law officers on a chase through Fairfield and Chester counties in a stolen truck, then crashing it and trying to get away on foot.
    Austin Shane Hayes, 23, was charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, possession of a stolen vehicle and failure to stop for a blue light.
    According to the incident report, Chester County sheriff’s deputies were alerted by Fairfield deputies just before 11 p.m. that they were in an active pursuit that was heading into Chester County.

  • Heath Springs man charged after drug raid

    HEATH SPRINGS – A Heath Springs man was arrested Friday on multiple drug charges after the county’s SWAT team raided his home.

  • Driver hits school bus, flees the scene

    A Lancaster school bus was involved in a hit-and-run accident less than an hour after leaving A.R. Rucker Middle School on Friday afternoon.
    According to Bryan Vaughn, the Lancaster County School District safety and transportation director, a vehicle backed into the open doors of the bus shortly after it had dropped off students at Rock Street and Chesterfield Avenue in Lancaster.
    Two A.R. Rucker students were still on board Bus 19 when the incident occurred, but no serious injuries were reported, Vaughn said.

  • Church-theft suspect sought

    A Columbia man has been identified as a suspect in a string of thefts from parking lots at four local churches during last Sunday’s worship services.
    Arrest warrants have been issued charging 29-year-old Maurice Sherrod Gibson, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. The Crime Scene Investigations Unit processed the vehicles, and forensic evidence connected Gibson to the crimes.

  • 2 pounds of pot, sawed-off rifle

    A Lancaster County man has been charged with drug and weapons offenses after a cache of marijuana was found at his home.
    Daqwevius Dreshun Stewart, 22, of Lancaster was arrested March 7 on charges including possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of more than 15 Ecstasy pills, possession of a sawed-off rifle and possession of stolen goods.

  • Thieves target parking lots at local churches during worship

    Thefts from parking lots at four local churches last Sunday morning have sheriff’s investigators seeking the public’s help.
    The thefts are believed to have been committed during morning church services, according to a release from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    “One of the last places we should expect our possessions to be taken is at church while we are worshiping,” said Sheriff Barry Faile. “From the facts we know so far, it appears these thefts are related, and two or more people acted in concert to commit them.”

  • Lancaster woman charged in her boyfriend’s stabbing

    A Lancaster woman has been charged with attempted murder after her boyfriend was stabbed Monday night.

  • 4th suspect is arrested in Kings Circle shooting

    A fourth person has been charged in connection with a Nov. 1 shooting on Kings Circle in Lancaster.

  • Traffic stop begets drug seizure for 2 on bypass

    In a cascading series of offenses, a suspended driver’s license led to a traffic stop, and a gun beside the seat prompted a search that uncovered a cache of illegal drugs, digital scales and cash.
    The car’s occupants, a Lancaster woman and Rock Hill man, were arrested Feb. 25. Rachell Nichole House, 30, and Ted Williams Long Jr., 28, were both charged with trafficking 200-400 grams of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute ecstasy, clonazepam and marijuana.

  • BB gun suspected in shattered bus window

    A school bus carrying 20 Andrew Jackson middle and high school students had to make an emergency stop Wednesday afternoon when a window was shattered by a projectile on East Third Street in Kershaw.
    Bryan Vaughn, the school district’s safety and transportation director, said no students were injured, and based on evidence at the scene, authorities believe it was a BB or pellet gun that shot the window.
    The bus had stopped on East Third for just a few moments when the driver heard a loud noise and saw that the window had been shattered, Vaughn said.