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Crime Report - May 21, 2014

Three arrested after alleged shooting incident

Posted: May 20, 2014 5:11 p.m.
Updated: May 21, 2014 5:00 a.m.

The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) arrested three men May 15 after answering a call of shots fired at an apartment complex on Roy Truesdell Road in Lugoff.

The KCSO report identified the arrested men as Marquis Kahllid Convington, 21, of Shivers Green Road, Ridgeway; Dewayne Rechaun Harris, 22, of Longtown Road, Ridgeway; and Rasheem Marquise Kennedy, 28, of Springdale Road, Lugoff.

The report said deputies arrested the men after finding a pistol on the roadway on which their vehicle had traveled. It also said deputies had received a previous complaint about the same vehicle being at the scene of other trouble at the apartment complex.

Deputies spotted, stopped and searched the vehicle, finding an empty pistol holder and four .22 caliber bullets. Thinking one of the suspects may have thrown the gun from the vehicle when they saw deputies, a deputy searched the roadway and found the .22 caliber pistol. All three men denied owning the gun, so deputies arrested all three men for unlawfully carrying a pistol. Covington then admitted the gun and ammunition were his and asked that the other two be released.

However, deputies discovered the city of Camden had a warrant for Kennedy’s arrest, and that Harris had been driving the vehicle. Deputies took the trio to the Kershaw County Detention Center. Deputies also noted in the report that Harris was allegedly involved in a May 12 shooting incident, and that he was charged in Fairfield County with unlawfully carrying a firearm in March 2013.

The KCSO also reported 15 thefts, 11 assaults, seven arrests for driving under the influence, six arrests for possession of marijuana, six reports of harassment, four incidents of criminal domestic violence, three cases of fraud, three of identity theft, two cases each of shoplifting, trespassing, driving under suspension, public disorderly conduct and open container, one arrest on an outstanding warrant and one case of speeding more than 15 mph above the posted speed limit.


The Camden Police Department (CPD) assisted the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in locating a missing man on May 14.

A CPD report said a woman called police after she saw the 51-year-old Bishopville man walking along Broad Street in Camden and recognized him from a television report about his being missing. CPD officers found the man and learned he had walked from Bishopville to Camden. He said he was supposed to take medication for his mental health, but had not since the previous day. Officers honored his request to be taken to the hospital.

CPD officers also arrested a Camden man May 13 on charges of disorderly conduct and assaulting a police officer. A report said officers were dispatched to an East DeKalb Street charitable organization where the 48-year-old man was demanding a benefits check that was not due until the next day. The reporting officer said he attempted to arrest the man for disorderly conduct and the man swung at him, lightly striking the officer’s forehead but causing no injury. The man ran away but was apprehended behind a nearby fast-food restaurant.

The CPD also reported one case each for trespassing, no driver’s license, harassment, theft and shoplifting.

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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