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Chesterfield County sheriff is under investigation

State Law Enforcement Division officials are investigating allegations of misconduct by Chesterfield County Sheriff Cambo Streater after a secretly recorded conversation recently came to light. The conversation allegedly has Streater promising to use his connections to dismiss charges in a 2020 shooting incident involving Devonte Robinson. According to a June 10, 2020, article in The…

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Former Cheraw PD officer charged with felony sexual extortion, misconduct in office

According to SLED arrest warrants, Justin Brian McKenzie, 40, committed the crime of extortion/felony sexual extortion between Feb. 2 and 7. McKenzie, of McBee, concealed his identity while using text messages to “maliciously threaten publication of private sexually explicit images of the victim on social media.” The warrants said the victim, in fear of publication…

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Cheraw Police charge daycare teacher after giving melatonin gummies to students

Cheraw Police are investigating allegations of children receiving melatonin gummies at an area daycare. On Wednesday, Feb. 14, Nayshia Quanteya Gillespie, 23, of Bennettsville, was arrested and charged with unlawful conduct towards a child. According to a report from the Cheraw Police Department, police spoke to unnamed parents about an incident at St. David’s Episcopal…

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SLED charges three former CCSO deputies after reporting fake emergencies in county

Three former Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office deputies were arrested Monday following an investigation conducted by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. SLED agents with arrested and charged First Sgt. Justin Tyler Reichard, 28; Sgt. Darien Myles Roseau, 25, and Deputy Killian Daniel Loflin, 26, with misconduct in office, criminal conspiracy, and aggravated breach of peace.…

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SLED requested to investigate alleged misconduct of three CCSO deputies

This week, Chesterfield County Sheriff Cambo Streater requested the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division to investigate the alleged misconduct of three deputies. “I got information of alleged misconduct by three of my deputies,” he said. “I called SLED to come in and investigate.” Streater said as far as the facts of the case, he would…

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Fire in Pageland

No one was hurt during an early morning fire in Pageland. Captain Rob Petrucci, public information officer for Pageland Fire Department, said at approximately 8:56 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, that Pageland Fire Department, along with High Point Fire District, Lifeguard EMS, Ruby-Mt. Croghan Volunteer Fire Department, Sandhills Volunteer Fire Department, and Lanes Creek Volunteer Fire…

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Law enforcement are investigating bomb threat at Cheraw High

Law enforcement and Chesterfield County School District officials are investigating a bomb threat at Cheraw High School. Ken Buck, the district’s public information officer, said the administration was immediately notified, and an investigation is underway. Officials said proper protocol and procedure were followed, and all students were safe. “The safety of students and staff is…

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Sheriff’s Office investigating social media threat after drive-by shooting death

On Monday, Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a social media post regarding possible retaliation shootings at New Heights Middle and Central High Schools. In a release, Chesterfield County School District officials said the post has not been proven, and law enforcement is investigating the threat. The post was made after a drive-by shooting in…

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Drive-by shooting kills teen in Pageland area

Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help for information after a drive-by shooting in the Pageland area that left a teen dead. According to Sheriff Cambo Streater, shortly before 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, a drive-by shooting occurred on Bennett Road. Streater said a 13-year-old male was struck by one of the rounds…

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Chesterfield County is operating at OPCON2 status as it prepares for severe weather

  Chesterfield County Emergency Management officials are preparing for Tuesday’s severe weather. The county has moved to OPCON2 status for the Emergency Operations Center. Chad Arant, emergency management director for the county, said, “OPCON2 is enhanced awareness, which means a disaster or emergency is likely to affect our county, and we implemented our emergency operations…

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