Police Reports

  • 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.

  • Fleeing suspect drops keys to car that contained drugs, guns, money

    Dropping a set of keys while running from a police officer on May 10 proved costly for a Lancaster man when $7,500 worth of drugs, a firearm and cash were found inside his car when the key-fob alarm was activated.

  • Man charged in theft of money, checks from business drop box

    A Lancaster man turned himself in to authorities May 4 on charges that he fished checks and cash out of a business mail slot last month.

    Phillip Perry Craig of McIlwain Road in Lancaster was charged with second-degree burglary after he was identified on surveillance video from local business Lancaster Financial.
    The thefts at Lancaster Financial began in February. The incident Craig is charged in occurred April 9. Craig was a customer of the business.

  • Murder victim’s identity released

    The hunt was still on late Friday for the shooter in Thursday’s Kershaw killing, and authorities were releasing almost no information about the case.
    The man who died was identified by the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office as 30-year-old Vincent Barry Lambert Jr. of Lexington. His family said Friday that he had recently moved to Kershaw.
    “He was always a happy person,” Lambert’s cousin Josh Twitty said. “He was always smiling, and he always saw good in everything. He was a good ol’ country boy.”

  • 5 charged in drug-trafficking busts

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office arrested five Lancaster residents Thursday and Friday on multiple drug-trafficking charges.
    Christopher Michael Rollings, 36, his wife Natasha Jean Rollings, 33, and William James Gainey Jr., 55, all of 2120 Barnett St., were arrested Thursday morning.
    Marqwevius Devonte Seegars, 26, and Tangie Phatrice Craig, 30, both of 254 South Avenue, were arrested early Friday.

  • Businessman charged in sex case involving 2 young teens

    Lancaster business owner and former civic leader Chris Tillman has been arrested again, this time on sex-offense charges involving two young girls, both under age 15.
    According to an arrest warrant, one of the girls told the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office in March that there had been repeated incidences over a two-year period in which Tillman sexually gratified himself by using her feet.
    The girl said this happened during teen sleepovers at Tillman’s house. She said he would find her when the lights went out or everyone else was asleep.