Police: Fort Mill woman trashed mom’s kitchen, held in jail for other SC charges


A Fort Mill woman wanted by police in Chesterfield County who was convicted last year of assaulting another inmate at the York County jail remains in custody after she allegedly “destroyed” her mother’s kitchen, according to police reports and jail records.

Sandra Blackwelder, 22, was charged with malicious damage to personal property Wednesday after she turned over a table and chairs, knocked over cabinets and threw pots and pans on the floor of the Lee Street home she shares with her mother, according to the Fort Mill Police Department report.

Blackwelder also allegedly smashed a mirror and threw it on the front lawn, officers said.

When Fort Mill officers arrested Blackwelder, they found that she was wanted by Chesterfield County authorities. Blackwelder was found guilty in her absence in a 2015 trial on a charge of malicious damage to property in Chesterfield County, according to online court records, and is listed as failing to comply with a sentence of 30 days in jail or a fine.

The police report states that Chesterfield authorities asked that a hold be placed on Blackwelder and that deputies will pick her up and return her to Chesterfield County.

Blackwelder pleaded guilty earlier in 2015 to assault and battery after she was charged in late 2014 with attempted murder in a 2014 incident. She was sentenced to two years probation after her 2-year sentence was suspended. That probation was finished last summer, according to Pete O’Boyle, spokesman for the S.C. Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon services.

While in jail waiting for court on that case that ended with a guilty plea for assault and battery, Blackwelder beat up another female inmate and was convicted of assault, court records show.

Andrew Dys: 803-329-4065