Police Reports

  • 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.

  • Lancaster man charged with murder in Fort Mill

    A Lancaster man has been arrested by Fort Mill police in the Friday shooting death of a Rock Hill man.
    Jackel Marquise Clinton, 22, of Lancaster was arrested Saturday morning and charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
    Clinton was denied bond on both charges and is jailed at the York County Detention Center.
    The York County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as De’mon Davis, 22, of Rock Hill.

  • Police Blotter, Sept. 2, 2018

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:
    ◆ Raven Heather Hinson, 27, Christopher Sean Honeycutt, 33, Tabitha Hinson Cudd, 29, and Christopher Perry Polston, 31, were all arrested Aug. 4 on drug charges.
    Honeycutt was charged with possession of heroin. Polston was charged with possession of cocaine and methamphetamine. Hinson and Cudd were both charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Cudd was also charged with possession of methamphetamine.

  • 32 suspected drug dealers arrested in 3rd roundup since March

    Thirty-two suspected drug dealers were arrested across the county on Thursday in the third such roundup in five months, and 20 more suspects were being sought, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday.
    “Our drug task force has been relentless this year in their pursuit of people selling drugs in this county,” said Sheriff Barry Faile. “During the coming days we will continue to search for those not arrested Thursday until we get them all.”
    He listed the 20 who are still at large and urged them to turn themselves in.

  • Cops pull over robbery suspect, say he committed suicide in car

    Lloyd Michael Dove, a Lancaster man wanted in several N.C. robberies, took his own life Monday night after being stopped by sheriff’s deputies in Union County, S.C., according to a sheriff’s office statement.
    Dove, 56, was driving on S.C. 49 East in Union shortly before 8 p.m. Monday when deputies were notified that Dove and his vehicle were wanted for multiple armed robberies in Monroe, the statement said. Deputies attempted a traffic stop and Dove pulled over on the side of the road, but did not cooperate further.

  • Lancaster man charged in online child-sex case

    A Lancaster man has been charged with child-sex crimes following an investigation by the S.C. Attorney General’s Office.
    Damien Rasheed Drakeford, 23, was arrested Aug. 23 by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Drakeford is charged with first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, which carries up to a 20-year prison sentence, third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor (up to 10 years), and disseminating obscene material to a person 12 years of age or younger (up to 15 years).

  • Kershaw warrant uncovers drugs, firearms and cash

    A Kershaw man was arrested Thursday by Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force agents on a laundry-list of illegal drugs and firearms charges after a search warrant was served at his home.

  • 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.