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Bethune branch of Sandhills Bank robbed Tuesday

A man robbed the Sandhills Bank in Bethune Tuesday morning. Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office investigators and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation processed the scene Tuesday and sorted out evidence.

June 24, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 24, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating the theft of approximately $5,000 worth of horse equipment from a barn on Dry Branch Road, Lugoff.

June 24, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Two arrested after Elgin shooting incident

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two Elgin residents Saturday after deputies responded to a 911 call of shots fired near Walking Horse Lane in Elgin.

June 24, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


ALPHA Center, solicitor’s office celebrate arbitration success

A large group of local law enforcement and community leaders gathered June 19 at The ALPHA Center in Camden to celebrate the success of a youth arbitration program (YAP) in Kershaw County. The celebration featured a presentation by ALPHA Center Director of Youth Diversion Programs Brooke Tidwell, the presentation of two awards and a success story from a YAP participant.

June 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Explorers win statewide competitions

Explorers from the Camden Fire Department (CFD) and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) scored well in state competitions held during the S.C. State Firefighters Association (SCFA) Conference, June 8-13 in Myrtle Beach. The conference is a major training/education event hosted by the Firefighters Association each year, according to CFD Chief John Bowers, who serves as chairman of the SCFA's supervisory committee.

June 22, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Suspected burglar caught shortly after theft, chase

Camden police arrested an Eastover man early Saturday morning on charges of burglary of a business and failure to stop for police after he fled from a crime scene trying to escape the officer and wrecking the vehicle.

June 19, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Two arrested for heroin, ecstacy trafficking

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two New Jersey men passing through the county on I-20 Monday after finding them in possession of a large amount of heroin and MDMA, commonly known as ecstacy.

June 19, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman charged with embezzling $117,000

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Lugoff woman Thursday after she turned herself in following accusations she embezzled nearly $117,000 from her employer.

June 19, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden police arrest suspected armed robber

A suspected armed robber is in the Kershaw County Detention Center after his arrest Sunday, only hours after he allegedly held up a cab driver in east Camden. A Camden Police Department (CPD) report said Tyrone Cook Jr., 18, of Elkwood Lane, Camden, was arrested around 4 p.m. at a fast-food restaurant on East DeKalb Street.

June 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden-Lugoff Elks Lodge funds body armor and body cameras for KCSO

The Camden-Lugoff Elks Lodge #2603 donated $2,000 toward the purchase of bulletproof vests or body cameras for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office on Friday, June 12. Lodge President John Powers, third from the right in the photo, presented the check to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews with other lodge members in attendance.

June 17, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Blaney Fire Chief Beck gives insight into the life of a firefighter

Blaney Fire Chief Greg Beck has been in the firefighting service more than two decades. He recently became Fire Chief of the Blaney Volunteer Fire Department, which he has been with for 23 years.

June 17, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 17, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating the theft of a TV, an air conditioner and a shotgun from an Elgin home June 10. A KCSO report said the victim was away from his Silicate Way home for four hours and when he returned he noticed a gate and a shed door were open. Not realizing the house had been broken into, he closed the gate and shed before going into the house and discovering the thefts. The report said the total value of the missing items is approximately $1,500.

June 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin man arrested for domestic assault

An Elgin man with a long list of arrests for criminal domestic violence is back in the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC) as of Thursday.

June 12, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff man arrested for sexual conduct with teen

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested Donnie Lee Hudson, 32, of Lugoff, on two counts of criminal sexual conduct on a minor under 14 years of age. According to a KCSO press release, investigators first arrested Hudson on May 13.

June 10, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin couple arrested on heroin charges

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested an Elgin couple on heroin charges Tuesday morning, the culmination of an investigation into possible heroin dealing at their Rabon Circle home.

June 10, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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Crime Report - July 1, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) recently released details on the June 23 robbery at Sandhills Bank in Bethune.

July 01, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin officer arrested for criminal domestic violence

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested an Elgin police officer Monday on a charge of second-degree criminal domestic violence.

July 01, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Former deputy to serve 20 years for sexual assault

A former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy will spend 20 years in prison for a series of sexual acts with a child less than 11 years old.

July 01, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Man killed in single car crash Thursday night

A 43-year-old man died Thursday night after apparently running through a stop sign at a T-intersection and driving into a wooded area.

June 29, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R quickly stops June 22 Lugoff mobile home fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews quickly stopped a mobile home fire on the 400 block of Oakview Drive off Wildwood Lane in Lugoff the evening of June 22.

June 29, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Two teens charged with multiple auto break-ins

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two young men Wednesday on charges of five counts of theft from a motor vehicle, one count of burglary and one count of petit larceny.

June 26, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Two arrested in Sandhills Bank robbery

Two men are in jail today, charged in Tuesday's armed robbery of Sandhills Bank in Bethune.

June 26, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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