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Law Enforcement Report - May 2, 2012

CPD seeking shooting suspect

Posted: May 1, 2012 4:39 p.m.
Updated: May 2, 2012 5:00 a.m.

The Camden Police Department (CPD) has issued a warrant for the arrest of Terrence Maurice Harrell, 26, of Scott Street, on a charge of first degree assault.

Harrell is wanted for allegedly shooting a 40-year-old Lugoff man in the leg around 2 p.m. April 25 on Church Street. CPD officers met the victim at KershawHealth’s emergency department and determined Harrell might be involved.

Harrell has been arrested in connection with shootings before. Law enforcement arrested Harrell in March 2011 in connection with two shootings, one in Camden, the other in Cassatt, both connected to the drug trade. He was charged with attempted murder, discharging a firearm into a dwelling, trafficking crack cocaine and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and marijuana.

A grand jury failed to indict Harrell on all of the charges, including attempted murder, except discharging a firearm into a dwelling. Online court records did not indicate whether Harrell has been out on bond since that time or if he was released on his own recognizance.

Anyone with information about Harrell’s whereabouts is asked to call the CPD at 425-6025.

The CPD reported the following other incidents during the period of 20-29:

Officers arrested a 57-year-old Camden woman after she allegedly solicited a 23-year-old man for money in exchange for sex in front of his two children. The man said he was parked at an East DeKalb Street restaurant around 2 p.m. April 25 when the woman approached his car. He said he told her he had no money and left, but that she approached him again at a nearby traffic light. The man said he then pulled in to a bank parking lot and she got into his vehicle, but that he was able to get her out. When an officer arrived, she claimed she had only been asking for a ride. The officer arrested her for loitering and for possession of drug paraphernalia after finding a crack pipe in her handbag.

A man reportedly fell out of his wheelchair. Officers found the man in a wooded area on his back with his feet propped up on a fence. Officers reported that his eyes were bloodshot and glassy; they charged him with public disorderly conduct.

Two women allegedly shoplifted $15 in men’s shirts and underwear as well as deodorant and a loaf of bread from an East DeKalb Street store.

Camden officers also assisted other agencies, served bench warrants and dealt with three assaults, three theft from a building, DUI; two communicating threats, drunkenness; and one breach of trust, driving under suspension, burglary, fraud, gas drive off, intimidation, shoplifting, simple possession of marijuana, resisting arrest, burglary.


Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 52-year-old Lugoff man on drug charges after he made an improper U-turn on U.S. 1 into Camden from Lugoff -- right in front of narcotics agents. Agents quickly learned the license plate on the Chevy Blazer actually belonged to a Volvo and initiated a traffic stop in Camden near Bay Lane. The driver, later identified as Henry White of Mimosa Lane, Lugoff, could be seen leaning over as though pushing something under the seat as his 48-year-old male passenger put his seatbelt on, according to KCSO reports.

As deputies approached, White could be heard saying “Oh, no … not again … oh, no.” An agent had both men step out of the truck and recognized White as a repeat drug offender with five pending distribution charges. Agents also remembered that the last time they engaged White at his home -- interrupting a crack deal -- he had a pistol in close proximity.

Agents said in the KCSO report that they saw an unlabeled pill bottle wedged between the front seats of the truck and noted that they had encountered White before transporting crack cocaine in such bottles. An agent asked White if they could search the vehicle and he gave consent. The agent leaned over, retrieved the bottle and found what turned out to be at least four chunks of crack cocaine. Agents noted they had arrested White three times for selling crack cocaine this year alone.

After being Mirandized, the passenger gave a statement stating the crack cocaine was not his and that White had shoved the pill bottle into the seat when agents initiated blue lights. White allegedly reacted by saying his “life was over.” He stated he had placed the wrong tags on the truck and was found with a driver’s license with his picture on it that actually belonged to someone else. Agents said White had presented himself as the person on the license in the past, having stolen the man’s identity to the point where he was able to obtain a “valid” driver’s license. White acknowledged forging the driver’s license and the truck’s registration. He then admitted the crack cocaine was his, but retracted the statement.

Agents said White would go back and forth claiming he would write out a statement admitting the crack was his and then change his mind.

In the end, deputies arrested White and charged him with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of another person’s driver’s license, improper U-turn, improper tag, no proof of insurance and failure to change his address from a location on Longtown Road to Mimosa Lane.

Deputies also impounded the Blazer until such time as its true legal owner could be located.

The KCSO reported the following other incidents during the period of May 23-29:

A deputy arrested a 46-year-old Camden woman after she apparently “trashed” a Hilton Street, Camden, residence from which she was supposed to be retrieving her personal belongings. A man who said he was her ex-boyfriend said she was inside, drunk and “tearing up the place.” The deputy went inside, found the home in disarray and called out for the woman. She responded by becoming loud and boisterous, directing profanities at the deputy. He responded by arresting her for breach of peace.

KCSO narcotics agents confiscated a 12-gauge shotgun from a home on Norden Drive near Camden Middle School after searching for a 20-year-old man wanted on a drug-related bench warrant. His mother gave permission to search the home and asked the KCSO to confiscate the gun. She said she kicked him out of the house because “she was done with the lifestyle involving drugs and guns.”

A 62-year-old Camden-area woman reportedly stole a large number of medications from her son as he was being transferred from hospice care to an assisted living facility. She allegedly returned all the medication after being confronted by hospice staff except for five or six lidocaine patches.

Someone entered a garage through an unlocked door and removed two chain saws and a pressure washer at a Riesling Court, Lugoff, home. Neighbors reportedly said they heard 4-wheelers riding through the neighborhood around 2 a.m. that morning.

Someone reportedly stole a 21-foot trailer that contained two red, snap-on tool boxes and another red toolbox worth an estimated $5,000. The trailer is estimated to be approximately $5,300.

Someone took two push mowers, a broken push mower, tiller, extension ladder and a towing hitch assembly from a residence on Singleton Creek Road.

Two Elgin man are accused of stealing $100 in consumables and $200 worth of tin off a home that recently burned on Eskie Dixon Road in Elgin.

Someone driving a green Toyota truck was caught on tape stealing a wooden bench from in front of a Cherokee Boulevard, Elgin, convenience store.

A Camden restaurant employee “pinged” his stolen iPhone, enabling law enforcement to locate and retrieve it from a home on Green Hill Road in Elgin.

Someone made entry into a residence through a side door by busting the door jam and stole a 42-inch HDTV and a video game system.

A 50-year-old Easley woman stole a 1995 Ford truck, worth approximately $1,000, from properly belonging to her late ex-husband.

Someone stole a moped from Sheffield Drive, Elgin, home. They also broke into the home and took $30 from a child’s bedroom.

Someone stole two lawn mowers, a hand truck and an air conditioning unit from a Sutton Branch Road, Lugoff, home.

Someone broke into a Black River Road home outside Camden and stole a 52-inch flat screen TV.

A woman living north of Camden said her juvenile daughter set fire to her couch.

County deputies also assisted other agencies, served bench warrants and dealt with 10 accounts of vandalism; eight simple possession of marijuana; seven theft from motor vehicles; six larceny; five disorderly conduct, threats; four harassing/ obscene phone calls, missing persons, simple assault; three rape, burglary; two overdose, intimidation, aggravated assault, narcotics charges, minor possession of beer; one criminal domestic violence of high aggravated nature, ATM/Credit Card fraud, weapon law violation, trespassing, breach of trust, identity theft, bad check, violation of restraining order, driving under the influence, forgery, and intimidation.  

Incident reports are provided by the Camden Police Department and Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office and are a matter of public record under the S.C. Freedom of Information Act. If the C-I makes a mistake, it will correct it upon verification with the appropriate law enforcement agency. Readers are cautioned that other individuals may have similar or identical names as those contained in incident reports. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.


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