Police Reports

  • Camp Creek head-on crash kills 2 drivers

    Two drivers from Lancaster died in a head-on collision on Camp Creek Road early Wednesday.
    The drivers, Tamiko Moore Bristow, 43, and Tommy Eugene Faile, 45, were both pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office.
    Lance Cpl. Gary Miller with S.C. Highway Patrol said the driver of a 2001 Buick was headed west on Camp Creek Road when it crossed the center line and struck a 2003 Honda, headed east. Miller did not say which driver was in which car.

  • IL man charged in Concord Mills shooting

    An Indian Land man was in the Lancaster County jail Tuesday, accused of shooting a patron at the Concord Mills movie theater last weekend after a mix-up over reserved seating.
    Bryant Gregory Eaves Jr., 18, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill.
    According to Maj. Robert Ledwell with the Concord (N.C.) Police Department, the victim, William Weldon, was shot in the leg Sunday evening at the massive mall northeast of Charlotte.

  • 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.