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SLED investigating deputy-involved shooting

The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is investigating a shooting incident involving a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy that took place early Friday morning at a Lugoff-area business.

March 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

A year after body found, still no arrests in Davis case

Almost exactly a year ago, on March 8, 2017, a hand-written set of GPS coordinates led Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies to a shallow grave in Lee County. There, they found the body of Adam Ray Davis, 35, who had been missing since Dec. 29, 2016.

March 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

EPD officer arrests attempted murder suspect

The man wanted in connection with the Feb. 27 shooting in the Camden Huddle House parking lot is behind bars, thanks to a traffic stop conducted by an Elgin Police Department (EPD) officer just after 1 a.m. Saturday.

March 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Kershaw County man pleads guilty to federal gun charges

A Camden man pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to a press release issued by South Carolina U.S. Attorney Beth Drake, Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr. accepted the plea from Michael Andrew Gary, 27, of Camden, and will impose sentence after reviewing a presentencing report from the U.S. Probation Office.

March 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Columbia man sentenced for counterfeiting

In a press release issued Thursday, South Carolina U.S. Attorney Beth Drake said David Michael Gibson, 39, of Columbia, was sentenced for conspiracy to manufacture and pass counterfeit currency. U.S. District Judge Mary Geiger Lewis sentenced Gibson to 30 months in jail. Previously, Judge Lewis sentenced Travis Cree Stafford, 39, and Justin William Watson, 32, both of Columbia, to 46 months and nine months in jail, respectively. They both were involved in the counterfeiting scheme with Gibson.

March 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Man charged as accessory in attempted murder case

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Camden man on Feb. 22 in connection with an attempted murder case where an Elgin man was "brutally" beaten with a piece of firewood to the point where he requires reconstructive surgery to his face.

March 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Man wanted in shooting case

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is seeking information leading to the arrest of a Camden man officers say shot a 36-year-old Cassatt man in the Huddle House parking lot on West DeKalb Street just before 10 p.m. Tuesday.

March 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report - March 2, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

March 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Dollar General robber arrested in N.C.

A North Carolina man thought to be responsible for three robberies in three years at Kershaw County Dollar General stores is now behind bars.

February 27, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Girl charged for threat against Camden High School

An 11-year-old girl, identified by Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd as a 6th Grade student, is facing a disturbing schools charge in connection to a threat posted Monday morning through Snapchat against Camden High School (CHS).

February 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

KCSO arrests one, seeks another for attempted murder

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested one man on Feb. 15 for attempted murder and are seeking a second suspect in the case.

February 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Nominations being accepted for Leonard Price Award

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) Board of Directors is accepting 2018 nominations for the Leonard Price Friend of Law Enforcement Award. The KCSF established the award in 2012 to recognize the support of Kershaw County residents for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office. The award is named after the late Leonard L. Price, a former resident of the North Central area of Kershaw County who invested heavily in supporting law enforcement.

February 23, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report - Feb. 23, 2018

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

February 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

B-MPFD receives $4,428 grant for ventilation saws

The Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department has been awarded a $4,428 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The department will utilize this funding to purchase two specialized chainsaws to be used for vertical ventilation and rescue.

February 20, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Man pleads guilty for 2016 stabbing

A Camden man arrested in October 2016 for stabbing another man multiple times pleaded guilty Feb. 2 to first-degree assault and battery, according to information on the Kershaw County Clerk of Court's website.

February 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

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Firefighters respond to garage fire in Cassatt

Although it took a call for extra manpower, dozens of firefighters responded to a short dirt road off Cheraw Road in Cassatt to put out ...

March 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Deputies save fleeing suspect’s life

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies ended up having to save the life of a man who fled from a safety checkpoint on S ...

March 23, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire

KCSO charges men with cockfighting

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested three men March 17 and charged them with cockfighting. A KCSO press release identified the men as ...

March 23, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Heart attack killed truck driver

A 72-year-old Lake City man driving an 18-wheeler died of a massive heart attack, causing the truck to go off the road and overturn on ...

March 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Kidnapping charges dropped against ‘armed’ robber

During a preliminary hearing on March 8, the 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office dropped two counts of kidnapping against Christopher Lewis Tyler, 39, of Spears ...

March 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

KCSO, SCHP offer ‘100 percent guaranteed way’ to avoid legal fees

(The following message was issued by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office as a press release on Tuesday.)

March 16, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Lee County Coroner: Davis died of gunshot wound to the head

More than a year after a set of hand-written GPS coordinates led authorities to Adam Davis' body, the manner of his death can be known.

March 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

AL Post 17 names Kershaw County Deputy of the Year

Members of American Legion Post No. 17 and their guests packed the post Monday night as Legionnaires presented awards to public servants from several different ...

March 13, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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