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Police Reports

  • Scams cost 2 Indian Land women over $62K

    Internet scams have drained the bank accounts of two Indian Land women, one blackmailed over a purported nude photo of her, the other sending $60,000 overseas to help a man she found on a dating site.
    The first victim reported July 24 that a man contacted her on Facebook and said he had a nude photo of her and would send it to all of her Facebook friends unless she sent him money. She told Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies she never sent the man any nude photos and that the photo he had was digitally altered.

  • Fatal shooting on Hood Park Lane

    A Lancaster man died Wednesday after he was found shot multiple times on Hood Park Lane north of the city.
    The victim was identified by the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office as 34-year-old Demarcus Laquan Hendrix.
    Deputies responded at 5:24 p.m. to the 600 block of Hood Park Lane, off Craig Farm Road, and found Hendrix lying in a yard with apparent gunshot wounds, according to a sheriff’s office statement. EMS transported him to Springs Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

  • 2 arrested in sex cases involving kids

    Two Lancaster County men have been arrested on child-sex crimes after an investigation by the S.C. Attorney General’s Office, bringing the county’s total to four such cases in the past 14 months.
    Samuel Lee Smith, 56, of Kershaw was arrested in June on charges including third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

  • Bizarre story of the day: Trust us, you’re going to want to read this one

    A Lancaster man, incapacitated by alcohol, with $2,500 in his pocket and a bottle of fake urine wrapped in hand-warmers, was arrested driving the wrong way on a highway off-ramp last week.
    Marcus Antrone Marsh, 40, was arrested about 10 p.m. July 20 just east of Lancaster at the intersection of S.C. 903 and U.S. 521 Bypass. He was charged with second-offense DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Teen shot during fight on Elliott Street

    A teen was shot during a fight Thursday afternoon in the parking lot at the dead end of Elliot Street in Lancaster.
    According to a release from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, a 16-year-old boy was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital about 5:30 p.m. with two non-fatal gunshot wounds sustained during the fight.
    The victim was later transferred to a different medical facility for treatment.

  • Couple charged with attempted murder

    An Indian Land man and a Lancaster woman have been charged with attempted murder and kidnapping after a woman showed up at a Lancaster home June 21 with deep cuts and bruises covering her body, claiming she had been abducted and beaten by them.
    Thomas Clarence “T.C.” Dial, 34, has been arrested and warrants will be served on Alicia Danielle Bellue, 33, of Lancaster. Both are charged with grand larceny, attempted murder, kidnapping and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

  • Wallet stolen amid aborted moment of bliss in a truck

    Admitting to one crime while reporting another one is never a good idea.
    A 71-year-old truck driver has been charged with first-offense soliciting for prostitution after calling 911 to report that a woman had stolen his wallet in Kershaw.
    Jerry A. Hall of Cassatt, northeast of Camden, reported the theft on June 24, telling the responding deputy that the wallet contained two credit cards and $700 in cash, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Push-ups in the parking lot lead to man’s arrest

    Push-ups in the parking lot were the first sign of something amiss about a Fort Mill man who was arrested June 17 on disorderly conduct and drug charges.
    Robert Kimbrell Kerber, 28, was charged with public disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia and first-offense possession of a controlled substance.

  • 5 county residents charged in drug, weapons roundup

    Four Lancaster residents and a Kershaw man were arrested on drug and weapons charges this week as the county’s Drug Task Force executed a string of search warrants.

  • Speedway owner, sons charged in altercation deputy labels ‘total chaos’

    The owner of Lancaster Motor Speedway had a rowdy Fourth of July, and he ended up in jail facing domestic violence and assault charges.

    Brandy Baker, who also owns Brandy Baker Trucking in Heath Springs, was charged with third-degree domestic violence and third-degree assault and battery after an incident at his lake home, according to a Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office report.