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Crime Reports

  • Crime Watch 6-21-17

    From Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:
    ◆ Two iPhone 7s were reported stolen June 9 from an AT&T store in Indian Land. The store manager reported that three men had entered the store at 1:50 p.m. and after they left, she discovered that two phones were missing from behind the counter. The report said the manager was distracted with another customer while the unidentified suspects were in the store. The total value of the phones was $1,400.

  • FBI to look into sex video case

    The York County Sheriff’s Office and FBI are reportedly investigating a dissemination of obscenity case against two Indian Land residents involving a pornographic video posted to social media by a spurned girlfriend.
    Though the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office was originally involved in the investigation, sheriff’s office spokesman Doug Barfield said its investigation revealed the social media postings did not occur in the county and so no crime occurred here.

  • Two motorcycles, van stolen in Indian Land

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office in seeking the public’s help in determining who stole a van and two motorcycles in Indian Land early Thursday, June 1.
    Between 4 and 4:30 a.m. that day, two 2007 Suzuki GSXR 1000 motorcycles were taken from 4013 and 4022 Ashby Lane in the Windsor Trace subdivision in Indian Land. Both motorcycles are blue and white.  
    Witnesses saw the thieves loading the second motorcycle into a white work van with no tag.

  • 2 in VW facing crack charges

    Two people were arrested for drug trafficking and distribution in a crack cocaine bust in Van Wyck by the sheriff’s office drug task force May 19.
    J.C. Hall, 78, and Faye Latasha Crawford, 34, were both charged with trafficking crack cocaine 28-100 grams after an early-morning raid at their home at 1895 Steele Hill Road.

  • Van Wyck, Lancaster residents arrested in separate drug raids

    Four people have been arrested for drug trafficking and distribution in two separate raids by the sheriff’s drug task force – a crack cocaine bust in Van Wyck and a heroin case in Lancaster.

    The most significant raid occurred early May 19 at 1895 Steele Hill Road, the home of J.C. Hall, 78, and Faye Latasha Crawford, 34, both of whom were charged with trafficking crack cocaine 28-100 grams.

  • 3 arrested in string of break-ins

    Three Lancaster men face at least 31 counts of burglary and attempted burglary in a four-month string of break-ins, including one in Indian Land. Most of the incidents targeted businesses along S.C. 9 Bypass in Lancaster.
    John Josiah Bush, 20, Demarkeyo Wanya’Markel McClinton, 21, and Dentavious Tyrone Sims, age unavailable, were charged in the cases after a joint investigation by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and the Lancaster Police Department.
    The sheriff’s office announced the arrests of Bush and McClinton Tuesday, May 2.

  • Man shot in stomach at Bolick Road home

    A man was injured in what was reported as an accidental shooting late April 1 at a home in Indian Land.
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Doug Barfield said emergency personnel and deputies responded about 9:25 p.m. to 667 Bolick Road, where they found the seriously injured victim suffering from a gunshot to the stomach.
    Bolick Road is off Possum Hollow Road.
    The victim, who was visiting the home, was transported to an area hospital, where he was still being treated April 3, though he is expected to recover, Barfield said.

  • IL man loses $47K in home-closing scam

    An Indian Land man trying to buy a house in Charlotte was scammed out of $47,000 in what sheriff’s investigators believe was a fraudulent online home-closing scheme.
    According to the sheriff’s office incident report, the 40-year-old victim said he had worked with a real estate agent and decided he wanted to buy a particular house. As he was deciding what price he would offer, he told deputies, he received an email March 13, purportedly from a Charlotte attorney representing the seller.

  • N.C. man arrested in local 7-Eleven robbery

    A Monroe, N.C., man has been arrested for the March 10 armed robbery of the 7-Eleven on Charlotte Highway in Indian Land.
    Henry David Duls, 31, was arrested at the home of a relative in Matthews, N.C., early Saturday morning, March 18, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Doug Barfield said.
    Barfield said a new Dodge Dart matching the description given by a witness in the Indian Land robbery was found at the home where Duls was arrested. It had been rented at Enterprise on South Boulevard in Charlotte a few days before the robbery.

  • Three charged with drug trafficking in IL

    Three people were arrested for trafficking methamphetamine last week following a traffic stop on Henry Harris Road in Indian Land.
    The sheriff’s office incident report said the encounter began when a deputy patrolling the Charlotte Highway and Shelley Mullis Road area about 12:40 a.m. March 14 followed a car that cut through a car lot at the intersection and began driving erratically on Shelley Mullis Road.    
    The deputy said the car turned north on Henry Harris Road and tried to speed away before the deputy turned his lights on and stopped it.