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Police Reports

  • Scammer claims to be from sheriff’s office

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is warning about a new phone scam in which the caller claims to be from the sheriff’s department and threatens to arrest the person if money isn’t paid.
    According to a LCSO press release, several dental offices in Lancaster County have received calls from a person claiming to represent the sheriff’s office.

  • James Brooks arrested again on meth charge at traffic stop

    James Brooks was arrested for methamphetamine possession Feb. 17 during an Indian Land traffic stop, his second drug arrest in a month and the fourth since the November 2016 charges that cost him his county school board seat.
    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the arresting deputy said he watched Brooks drive his pickup out of the Food Lion parking lot in Indian Land and cross the centerline on Shelley Mullis Road.

  • Cards, drinks and a life-ending argument

    Eric Tucker took a knife to a gunfight.
    The Lancaster man died from a single gunshot wound Sunday after an argument at his home with his nephew, and witnesses told investigators the younger man fired in self-defense.
    Tucker, 54, was pronounced dead about 5:30 p.m. at Springs Memorial Hospital. The shooting happened at 4:46 p.m. a few blocks away at Tucker’s home on Terrace Road.

  • Big haul of guns, drugs, money in IL

    A report of shots fired at a Panhandle residence led to three arrests and the seizure of a cache of weapons, drugs and cash, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday.
    Jermarcus Kendarryl Coffey, 28, Toni Leigh Napier, 21, and Charles William Rice IV, 27, were arrested at 6956 Jamestowne Road the morning of Feb. 13. Deputies went to the house to investigate a report of gunfire from the night before, and they reported smelling marijuana.
    Sheriff Barry Faile said the call involved gunshots, but no one was injured and no property damage occurred.

  • Police Blotter: Feb. 18, 2018

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

  • Bridge assault leads to multiple charges

    An intoxicated motorist was arrested Feb. 3 for domestic violence after deputies said he wrecked a car on the Nitrolee bridge on S.C. 200, then assaulted and chased the victim with a tire iron and threatened passersby who stopped to help her.
    Paul Nelly Poag III, 33, of York, was charged with first-degree domestic violence, malicious injury to personal property, possession of a controlled substance (Xanax), first offense DUI, third offense DUI (less than .10), and first offense driving under suspension.

  • ‘If you don’t hire me, I will kill you’

    It’s generally a good idea for job applicants to be on their best behavior when trying to get a new position, but an Indian Land man appeared not to know that, according to a Jan. 30 Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
    The report said an employee at the Indian Land Chick-fil-A, at 10032 Charlotte Highway, told a deputy who was in the restaurant investigating a crime at a neighboring business that she wanted to report a strange interaction with a job-seeker.

  • Cow shot dead in Buford pasture

    A Buford cattle rancher said he believes a heifer found shot to death in his pasture last week was killed “just for meanness.”
    Jessie Knight Jr., owner of Knight Farms on Rowell Road, told a Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy Jan. 29 that he and his helper found the 10-year-old pregnant heifer while feeding his cattle.
    The cow, one of about 75 on the ranch, but alone in its field, had been killed by a single gunshot to the head as it fed from the hay ring.

  • Kershaw suspect charged with domestic violence, kidnapping

    A Kershaw man was arrested last week after neighbors told authorities they had intervened to stop him from beating his girlfriend.
    Thomas Andrew Cattles, 35, is charged with first-degree domestic violence and kidnapping in the Jan. 23 incident.
    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the 27-year-old victim said Cattles forced her into the bathroom during an argument that turned physical, grabbed her by the throat and shoved her into the bathtub, where he began strangling her.

  • Another drug arrest for Brooks’ girlfriend

    An interaction between a sheriff’s deputy and former school board member James Brooks outside an Indian Land restaurant Jan. 18 led to drug charges against Brooks’ girlfriend, Laura Lee McManus.
    The incident at Bojangles, 8327 Collins Road, happened two days after Brooks’ release from jail on similar charges and nearly a year to the day after his drug arrest with McManus at the nearby Gate Station.