Man shoots neighbor to death after dispute

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Carter Clayton III WEST GOSHEN — A dispute between neighbors turned deadly when a man shot his next door neighbor on Box Elder Drive in the head twice, killing him immediately in the early morning hours, Tuesday. Carter Clayton III, 51, was charged with the killing of G. Brooks Jennings, after a dispute over headlights shining into Clayton’s home, just...

Two youths arrested in Coatesville slaying

By Mike McGann, Editor, the Times COATESVILLE — Two city teens have been arrested and charged as adults in the shooting death of a man, Tuesday. Edward Pinto, 17, and TaJ’a Richards, 16, were taken into custody by city police, assisted by the Chester County Detectives, Thursday, according to a police press release posted on the City’s Facebook page, late Thursday night.  ...

Coatesville man shot to death in city’s West Side

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times COATESVILLE — Gun violence took the life of a city man, after gunfire erupted late Tuesday on the the city’s West Side. Police said that 22-year-old Cornell Thompson was found lying on the ground in the area of Plum and Concord streets, suffering from gunshot wounds, after police responded a report of gunfire near the 300 block of Charles Street. ...

Arrest made in Coatesville murder

Sheron “Ryda” Purnell COATESVILLE — Authorities announced they have made an arrest in a fatal October shooting, Wednesday. Sheron “Ryda” Purnell, 22, has been charged in the Oct. 3 shooting death of Kevin Jalbert on 6th Avenue. He was arrested Nov. 2, according to Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan and city Police Chief Jack Laufer. Authorities said that the shooting...

Gun homicide takes fourth city victim in a week

COATESVILLE — A South Carolina man was gunned down on Belmont Street Monday night, just after 6:30 p.m. and later died of his wounds — the fourth person to die from gunshot wounds in the city in the last week. Kevin Paul Jalbert, 36, was found by police in the middle of the 600 block of Belmont Street, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was immediately transported to Paoli Hospital where he...

Man charged in Coatesville murder

Lenn “Butter” Tucker COATESVILLE – A city man has been charged with first degree murder in grisly killing of Alex Hartzell in late August, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said Monday. Lenn “Butter” Tucker, who lists both Philadelphia and Coatesville addresses, faces charges of first degree murder, possessing an instrument of crime, being a convicted felon in...

Coatesville murder victim IDd

COATESVILLE — Authorities have identified the victim of a fatal shooting in the city last week, a man found shot to death in the behind a Diamond Alley home. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said that victim was Alex Hartzell, 24, from Pottstown. Hartzell died of multiple gunshot wounds.    Send article as PDF   

Coatesville police seek clues in fatal shooting

COATESVILLE — City police are asking the public for help after a man was found shot to death Friday morning in the back yard of a home in the 600 block of East Diamond Street. Police had few details on the incident — beyond describing the victim as a white male who was discovered dead from multiple gun shot wounds. Police had been called to the scene on a report of shots fired.   ...

Woman’s body discovered in E. Coventry pond

Authorities seek help in ID’ing victim Authorities are asking for help in identifying a woman dumped in an East Coventry pond Monday. Above are some of the jewelry items she was wearing. EAST COVENTRY — The body of a woman was discovered Monday in a pond, tied down to a cinderblock and authorities are searching for her identity, who dumped her body and the cause of her death. “Sadly,...

Authorities: Victim recorded Schuykill shotgun slaying

Warning: this story contains language not appropriate for minors — we only include it because of the specific nature of the story and the circumstances. Keith Smith By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times SCHUYLKILL — A man is charged with shooting his girlfriend to death as she recorded the grisly, shotgun slaying on her phone, before he turned the gun on himself, trying, but failing to commit suicide. First...