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Crime Report - Sept. 18, 2013

KCSO arrests two on drug charges

Posted: September 17, 2013 3:44 p.m.
Updated: September 18, 2013 1:00 a.m.

A Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputy found more than 60 grams of marijuana, less than 1 gram of crack and some other pills in a vehicle after he lawfully stopped a driver and two passengers for not wearing seatbelts or using a turn signal.

The driver of the vehicle, Anthony Hart of Camden, told the officer his license had been suspended. When the Passenger of the vehicle Jere Carter, also of Camden, reached for his ID, the officer heard and saw that the man had pill bottles in his pocket. The label on the pill bottle had been peeled off and contained various types of pills and crack cocaine. The officer asked Hart and Carter to step out of the car and later found a small piece of marijuana near Carter’s jeans cuff. Another deputy patted down Hart down and found a bag of marijuana between his buttocks and genitals. Carter told deputies that he had marijuana in the vehicle was well.

Deputies charged both men with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and within proximity of a school. Carter was also charged with possession of crack cocaine, and possession of Schedule III and IV controlled substances. Deputies transported both men to the Kershaw County Detention Center.

Deputies released a female passenger from the scene.

The KCSO reported the following other incidents during the period of Sept. 9-15:

Deputies arrested a man and two women after a narcotics team entered their Thunderwood Road, Lugoff, home and confiscated marijuana, $900 in cash and a stolen handgun. Deputies charged all three subjects with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a stolen pistol. Deputies also charged one of the women possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled substance.

A Pennsylvania woman reported that her children had been sexually abused while staying in Cassatt with their father during the summer. The four children, all under the age of 15, reported that they joined a “sex club” where they were forced to watch pornographic materials and perform sex acts on other subjects.

A juvenile suffering bi-polar disorder and ADHD was accused of cutting and physically assaulting his brother and his mom’s brother after the juvenile and his brother got into an argument.

Someone stole more than $2,000 worth of six deer stands from a location on Old CC Road Gas Line in Cassatt.

Someone stole two handguns and multiple pieces of jewelry from a home on Hill Street, Lugoff.

An unknown man tried to purchase beer, lighters and cigarettes with a counterfeit $100 bill.

County deputies also assisted other agencies, served bench warrants and dealt with nine larcenies; eight simple assaults; seven public disorderly conducts; six harassments and burglaries; five simple possessions of marijuana and vandalism; four driving under suspensions; three DUIs, narcotics violations and shopliftings; two bad checks; and one case each of impersonation, theft from motor vehicle, drunkenness and speeding.


Two men said they were assaulted and threatened with a gun on Calhoun Street, Camden.

According to a Camden Police Department (CPD) report, one of the victims said a car passed the field where they were three or four times. The car finally stopped and about five to eight people got out of the car. The two victims said they were beat up and had more than $900 in cash and electronics taken.

The victims identified three of the suspects. So far, officers have served two arrest warrants.

The CPD reported the following other incidents during the period of Sept. 9-15:

A security camera revealed that an unknown male may have stolen $250 from a Kershaw County public agency.

A now 20-year-old Camden woman reported that her stepfather has been sexually assaulting her since she was 17.

A 24-year-old Camden woman is accused of assaulting two sisters.

Camden officers also assisted other agencies, served bench warrants and dealt with three public disorderly conducts; two trespassing; and one case each of no driver’s license, vandalism, assault, burglary, stolen tag, resisting arrest, breach of peace and runaway.

 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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