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Police Reports

  • 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.

  • 2nd suspect is charged in Harris Teeter hit-and-run

    A second suspect is behind bars facing a felony charge in connection with an April hit-and-run that seriously injured a 41-year-old Indian Land businessman and his 4-year-old son.

    Isaiah Ray Staley, 21, of Fort Mill was arrested June 11 and remains in the Mecklenburg County jail pending a $5,000 bond on a charge of a passenger fleeing an accident involving injury or death, according to jail records.

  • Teen sought in Southside carjacking

    Authorities are looking for a teenager suspected of a June 10 carjacking in the Southside neighborhood.
    The Lancaster Police Department has issued arrest warrants charging Ny’Keithous Geormojhae Cunningham, 18, of 301 Dixon St., with carjacking and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. The sheriff’s office has also issued warrants charging Cunningham with two counts of pointing and presenting a firearm.

  • Jody Holt charged again with neglecting her child

    The woman who was wounded and arrested in last month’s fatal Kershaw shooting has been charged again, on a second count of unlawful neglect of a child.
    Jody Linn Holt, 30, of Kershaw, was arrested Tuesday after appearing in court for another case. The new charge resulted from a drug test that came back positive on one of her children.
    The child, who was drug-tested on May 17, a week after the shooting, tested positive for marijuana. Holt tested positive as well, and another of her children had previously tested positive for marijuana.

  • IL man avoids dating-site scam

    A disabled Indian Land man almost fell victim to a dating-site scam involving a purported underage girl, a fake detective from Georgia and an ultimatum of $2,500 or jail time.
    The 24-year-old man has cognitive issues and kidney problems that require him to be on dialysis. His mother, whom he lives with, alerted deputies to the scam June 4, stating that her son had been on a dating website corresponding with a young woman he met named Amber until recently, when she told him she was only 15 or 16 years old.

  • Sheriff seeks info on IL robbery suspect

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on an armed robbery late Tuesday night at the Market Express (Exxon), 9540 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land.
    Deputies arrived at the store about a minute after the call was dispatched about 11 p.m. June 5.

  • Kershaw resident charged in Memorial Day shooting

    A Kershaw man has been arrested in a Memorial Day shooting that damaged two North Matson Street homes and sent a bullet flying into a child’s bedroom.
    Amard Bumpy Kendrick, 19, was charged Thursday  with attempted murder, two counts of discharging a firearm into a dwelling and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

  • 18 arrested in Drug Task Force roundup

    Eighteen people were arrested between Wednesday and Friday in the second big drug roundup by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office this year.
    The list of suspects the sheriff’s Drug Task Force began searching for Wednesday morning included 26 names with 45 drug-distribution warrants.
    The suspects ranged in age from 18 to 79.
    “We had a busy week preparing for this operation and getting these people into custody,” said Sheriff Barry Faile. “Some of the faces are new, but several have been around the block before.”

  • Wild car crash nets repeat offender

    A Heath Springs man’s long arrest record got a lot longer Monday after a police chase that ended when he drove his car into a tree in Constitution Park and jumped into Gills Creek trying to get away.
    Quarnik Tirrell Haggins, 37, was charged with giving false information, driving under suspension, improper tag, failure to register a vehicle, reckless driving, operating an uninsured vehicle, failure to stop for blue lights and siren, alighting from a moving vehicle and possession of marijuana.