Tim Wheeler and David Coon Sentenced for Drug Trafficking

Tim Wheeler and David Coon Sentenced for Drug Trafficking

David Walter Coon, 53, and Tim Wayne Wheeler, 55, each of Edgefield County, were both sentenced to 25 years for trafficking methamphetamine. Sentencing was at the Edgefield County Court House as a result of trials held this court session.  Presided over by the Honorable John Hayes, Coon’s trial began the week of Jan. 8, and […]

Break-in on Nicholson Rd.

Break-in on Nicholson Rd.

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a break-in at a residence on the 100 block of Nicholson Rd. in Trenton, Dec. 19.  According to an ECSO report on the incident, the homeowner returned home in the evening to find a basement window on the backside of his residence had been knocked out.  Upon arriving […]

Crime Beat – Dec. 20th, 2016 – Scams & Thefts

Crime Beat – Dec. 20th, 2016 – Scams & Thefts

Beware of Scams An Edgefield County woman is out of $2000 after she became a victim to scam artists.  According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report that was filed on the incident, the woman was contacted by someone who stated that her grandson been in an automobile the name Peter Walsh and said that […]

Arrest Made in Deas Murders

Arrest Made in Deas Murders

On Dec. 15, 2016, the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dameion Edwin Thomas (36-year-old) of Aiken, S.C., on 2 counts of murder in connection with the October 9, 2016, deaths of Charles and Andrea Deas of Edgefield. Mr. and Mrs. Deas were found deceased following a fire at 374 Marigold St. in Edgefield. Mr. Thomas […]

Numerous Car Batteries Reported Stolen

Numerous Car Batteries Reported Stolen

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was notified Dec. 6 of the suspected theft of 19 car batteries from a location on Mosely Drive in Trenton.  According to the ECSO report on the incident, the property owner stated that unknown subjects had entered the property and taken the Delco batteries which were, in total, estimated to […]

Theft at Local Nursing Home / Break-in on Morgan Bussey Rd.

Theft at Local Nursing Home / Break-in on Morgan Bussey Rd.

Theft at Local Nursing Home The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a stolen golf cart at Forest View Manor in McCormick (Edgefield County), Nov. 28.  According to an ECSO report on the incident, the golf cart was last known to have been on the property on Nov. 25.  The golf cart […]

Third Suspect in Sportsman’s Corner Armed Robbery Captured

Third Suspect in Sportsman’s Corner Armed Robbery Captured

The third suspect in the armed robbery that occurred Nov.11 at Sportsman’s Corner has been captured.  According to a spokesperson with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office who spoke to the Advertiser, Rashwan Hairstom was caught in Greensboro, NC, by the Greensboro Police Department, Tuesday, Nov. 29.  The two other suspects in this crime, Khalid Edward […]

Break-in at Sweetwater Baptist Church

Break-in at Sweetwater Baptist Church

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a break-in at Sweetwater Baptist Church, Monday, Nov. 14.  According to the ECSO report on the incident, unknown suspects gained entry into the church’s gym by using a side rear door.  Once inside, they took from a closet a black Carvin sound system with two speakers valued at […]

Shooting on Walker Street in Johnston – One Injured

Shooting on Walker Street in Johnston – One Injured

One man was injured Saturday evening, Nov. 5, in a shooting that occurred around 5:30 on Walker Street in Johnston.  According to Police Chief Lamaz Robinson, who spoke to The Advertiser regarding the shooting, the incident seems to have stemmed from an argument over a dog that turned into a physical altercation.  At some point […]

Stolen Vehicle and Missing Juvenile Recovered

Stolen Vehicle and Missing Juvenile Recovered

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was advised by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, Thursday, Nov, 3, that the ACSO along with the SC Law Enforcement Division were chasing a stolen vehicle when the chase led into Edgefield County.  An ECSO incident report on the matter details how during the chase the vehicle which was being […]