A suspect was shot and killed in North Carolina Thursday morning after a police chase in which York County officers exchanged fire with a suspect who rammed into two patrol cars. Police said the chase began in North Carolina, moved into York County and then went back into North Carolina, where it ended. York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson and Clover Police Chief Randy Grice said four officers were placed on administrative leave while the incident is investigated by SLED, which is standard police procedure.
Candidates John Gettys and William "Bump" Roddey are lining up several key endorsements ahead of an Oct. 31 runoff election that will decide the new mayor of Rock Hill. Mayor Doug Echols is stepping away from the job after 20 years of service.
Three candidates for Rock Hill mayor - John Gettys, Bump Roddey and Duane Christopher - reflected on the race and thanked supporters late Tuesday, after votes were tallied. Roddey, a York County Council member, and Gettys, a Rock Hill Sports Commission chair, were nearly deadlocked in votes, with veteran landscape architect Christopher trailing in third place. An Oct. 31 runoff election is expected, because the candidates needed 50 percent of the votes plus one to avoid a runoff. The York County election board is to meet Thursday morning to certify election results.
Joe Houston and his nephew Scott Houston, both of Chester, successfully hunted a 12-foot, 5-inch, 620-pound alligator near the South Carolina coast. They had to use a crossbow, harpoons and a gun to finish the hunt, which took an hour and 45 minutes, before they were able to get the alligator in the boat. Joe Houston is having the meat processed and having the head and other parts mounted.
Many residents at Courtyard at Highland Park apartments for seniors in Rock Hill want a third access ramp put in the front of the building. The ramp will allow them easier access to the York County Council on Aging senior center and bus transportation. They say it also would help them avoid long walks from existing ramps around the building. Residents say trips now can take 20 or 30 minutes and are difficult in inclement weather for disabled people or those who move slowly with walkers.
Northwestern junior WR standout Jamario Holley has exploded in the last three games, but that’s not the only way he’s helped Northwestern turn around a 2-3 start that contributed to the midseason firing of coach David Pierce.
Tony McKinley Dillard, a registered sex offender already serving prison time for sex crimes at the York County jail, was sentenced to two more years in prison Tuesday. Dillard was sentenced after pleading guilty to performing a sex act on himself at a Rock Hill Waffle House in July 2016. Employees outside the restaurant could see Dillard performing a sex act on himself through the windows, and a waitress also witnessed Dillard’s actions, a prosecutor said.
Rhett Nelson Boheler, 19, the driver in a February 2016 wreck on S.C. 211 in western York County, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of felony DUI. Prosecutors said he had posted a video on Snapchat, a social media platform, of himself smoking drugs moments before the wreck that left two passengers dead and a third injured. He admitted he was high on marijuana and methamphetamine when the car he was driving crashed, prosecutors said. Sentencing has been deferred until Boheler can have more surgeries for the injuries he suffered in the crash.