Police Reports

  • Thief fishes rent checks, cash from drop boxes

    Two local apartment complexes and one business have been victimized by a thief who fished checks and cash out of drop boxes and mail slots.
    The thief made off with 16 checks in all worth a total of $7,210 during the late February and early March incidents at the Cottages at Azalea and the Northwest apartment complexes and Lancaster Financial Services.
    The crimes at the two apartment complex offices happened overnight March 4, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and Lancaster Police Department incident reports.

  • Clinton released on bond in Daquan Blackmon shooting

    A co-defendant in last summer’s fatal shooting of 17-year-old Daquan Blackmon was granted bond during an appearance in General Sessions Court on Wednesday.
    Quinterius Lamont Clinton, 24, is charged with accessory after the fact of murder in connection with the shooting.
    Circuit Judge Brian Gibbons granted Clinton $50,000 bond during Wednesday’s hearing over the objections of prosecutors, who called him a danger to the community and a flight risk.

  • 2 men arrested in Kershaw with ‘smorgasbord of drugs’

    Two Kershaw men were arrested on multiple drug charges Friday after sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant at their home and found a variety of drugs and more than $6,000 in cash.

    Aaron Mastafis Harris, 27, and Willie Michael Moore, 57, were charged with trafficking crack cocaine, trafficking cocaine and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

  • Hit-and-run 18 wheeler demolishes teen’s Civic

    Most people never forget their first car, and that is surely true for 17-year-old Daquan Stevenson of Kershaw.
    He will remember most the car’s demise – a harrowing hit-and-run accident with a tractor-trailer last week on Matson Street.
    It was still dark about 5:45 a.m. March 15 when Stevenson left his grandmother’s house in his 1996 Honda Civic. He was going to pick up his brother from work.

  • 2 robbery suspects were ‘camo-ed up’

    Law enforcement in Lancaster and the county are investigating two convenience store robberies by unidentified suspects well concealed in camouflage gear.
    The first incident happened the night of March 8 at 903 Discount Beverage, 720 Chesterfield Ave. in Lancaster. The most recent robbery happened early Friday morning at Jack’s Highway 9 Party Shop, 2190 Pageland Highway West.
    No shots were fired in either robbery, and no one was injured.

  • Sheriff’s drug roundup nabs 15 suspects

    After four months of undercover work, Lancaster County sheriff’s investigators and deputies fanned out across the county Tuesday to round up 28 drug suspects.
    By the end of the day, they had arrested 15 of them on 48 charges, plus four people charged with other offenses unrelated to the Drug Task Force’s work.
    According to the arrest warrants, each of the drug suspects had been involved in an undercover transaction between October 2017 and February 2018.

  • Suspicious behavior leads to Indian Land drug arrest

    A Charlotte teen was arrested in Indian Land for trafficking cocaine and possession of marijuana with intent to sell after a curious deputy followed a hunch and tailed the teen’s car.
    Justice Blake Mendler, 19, was arrested March 5 in an incident that began shortly before midnight at the Indian Land McDonald’s.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said the deputy was patrolling the restaurant parking lot when he saw Mendler’s Ford Focus pulling out and noticed the three passengers in the car watching him as they rode away.

  • 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.