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Crime Reports

  • Sheriff seeks info on robbery suspect

    An armed robber stole money from the Market Express Exxon station in Indian Land late Tuesday, June 5, and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is trying to identify a suspect from surveillance video.
    Deputies arrived at the store, at 9540 Charlotte Highway, about a minute after the call was dispatched around 11 p.m.

  • Can you identify burglary suspect?

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is searching for the person in this surveillance video, who broke into the AT&T store in Indian Land on May 11, leaving with two Apple watches.
    The video shows a man arriving in a car believed to be a Buick Century about 10:42 p.m. The man threw a large rock through a glass window at the front of the store and entered and left through it in less than a minute.

  • Crime Watch: April 18, 2018

    From Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:
    ◆ A 74-year-old Indian Land woman notified deputies about 10 a.m. April 2 after she was bilked out of $8,400 by someone who claimed to work for Microsoft.

  • Suspicious behavior leads to drug charges

    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.
    Justus 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 a deputy was patrolling the restaurant parking lot when he saw Mendler’s Ford Focus pull out and noticed the three passengers in the car watching him as they rode away.

  • Brooks arrested again on meth charge

    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.

  • ‘If you don’t hire me, I will kill you’

    It’s generally a good idea for job applicants to be on their best behavior when trying to get a new position, but an Indian Land man appeared not to know that, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
    The Jan. 30 report said an employee at the Indian Land Chick-fil-A, at 10032 Charlotte Highway, told a deputy who was in the restaurant investigating a crime at a neighboring business that she wanted to report a strange interaction with a job-seeker.

  • IL drug bust nets haul of guns, drugs, money

    A report of shots fired at a Panhandle residence led to three arrests and the seizure of a cache of weapons, drugs and cash, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office announced Feb. 21.
    Jermarcus Kendarryl Coffey, 28, Toni Leigh Napier, 21, and Charles William Rice IV, 27, were arrested at 6956 Jamestowne Road the morning of Feb. 13. Deputies went to the house to investigate a report of gunfire from the night before, and reported smelling marijuana.
    Sheriff Barry Faile said the call involved gunshots, but no one was injured and no property damage occurred.

  • ‘Vigilantees’ target pair over street vandalism

    The girlfriend of a man charged last year with dumping paint on streets at Sun City Carolina Lakes now says the pair have received written threats from a self-proclaimed vigilante group at the Indian Land retirement community.
    According to a Jan. 25 sheriff’s office incident report, SCCL resident Letha Hunnicutt reported she feared for her and boyfriend Bradley Munger’s lives after receiving several threatening letters from someone claiming to represent “The Sun City Carolina Lakes Vigilantees” (sic).

  • Traffic stop yields drugs, weapons, phones, $4,100

    An Indian Land man faces numerous charges after a traffic stop yielded stacked bins containing cocaine, methamphetamine and other drugs, 16 cell phones, four computers, $4,100 in cash and a stolen handgun with the serial number filed off.
    Shawn Steven Starck, 41, of 7474 Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521), was pulled over about 7 p.m. Jan. 7 after a deputy patrolling U.S. 521 noticed the Chrysler Sebring he was driving had a stolen tag.

  • Another drug arrest for Brooks’ girlfriend

    An interaction between a sheriff’s deputy and former school board member James Brooks outside an Indian Land restaurant Jan. 18 led to drug charges against Brooks’ girlfriend, Laura Lee McManus.
    The incident at Bojangles, 8327 Collins Road, happened two days after Brooks’ release from jail on similar charges and nearly a year to the day after his drug arrest with McManus at the nearby Gate Station.