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Jury finds Pickrell guilty of murdering boyfriend

Unless her case is overturned on appeal, Gregg Pickrell will be 100 years old when she finishes serving her 35-year sentence for fatally shooting 33-year-old Robert L. Demary, of Salmond Street, Camden, nearly four years ago. A jury found Pickrell guilty of murder mid-afternoon Tuesday, closing a trial that had lasted six days over a two-week period.

June 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Feature photos: 2018 Special Olympics artist winners

June 08, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man charged with murder

A 28-year-old Camden man has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of his 19 year old girlfriend.

June 05, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man killed when car hits tree

A single-car accident killed a Fayetteville, N.C., man Saturday night.

June 05, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 5, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

June 05, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Armed homeowner detains burglar

A man living on Whiting Way in Elgin held a burglar at gunpoint during the early morning hours Tuesday after the suspect allegedly assaulted the man's 11-year-old son.

June 01, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO charges two more for trafficking meth

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) continues to arrest people for trafficking methamphetamine.

May 29, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seizes meth, money and Mercedes in drug bust

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators seized more than $7,000 cash, just less than 1 kilogram of methamphetamine, 1 ounce of marijuana and a 2004 Mercedes Benz following a traffic stop on Pine Grove Road in Lugoff on May 17.

May 25, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seizes drugs, weapons in Cassatt and Lugoff

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics officers seized quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine and meth along with weapons after executing search warrants on two locations in Cassatt and one in Lugoff on Tuesday.

May 25, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


2-year-old girl found safe

Two-year-old Dakota Ray is safe more than a month after being declared missing on April 15. Her parents are under arrest after being located in Decorah, Iowa, on Thursday afternoon.

May 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


2-year-old found safe

The Camden Police Department issued the following press release at 9:30 a.m. today (Friday):

May 18, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct charges

Richard Dewayne Hendrix, 19, with addresses in Lugoff and Gaston, pleaded guilty May 11 to three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor between 11 and 14 years of age. According to online Kershaw County Clerk of Court records, a judge sentenced Hendrix to six years in prison, credited with the 830 days he has spent at the Kershaw County Detention Center and suspended upon the completion of three year's probation. Hendrix must also be listed on the S.C. Sex Offender Registry.

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 18, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff provides timeline in Connell case

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews has provided a timeline regarding the investigation leading S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents to charge his former administrative assistant with embezzlement on May 3.

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CHS receives fake threat

Around 8:15 a.m. Monday, Camden High School (CHS) Principal Dan Matthews sent a message via phone and email alerting parents that another fake threat against the school had been posted via Snapchat.

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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KCSO arrests woman in Sunday shooting death

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Westville woman Thursday for shooting another Westville woman on Sunday night.

June 22, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Pickrell’s defense team files notice of appeal

As expected, attorneys representing convicted murderer Gregg Pickrell filed a notice of appeal Friday afternoon, exactly hitting a 10-day deadline to do so after she ...

June 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO investigating shooting death

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating the shooting death of a woman Sunday night in the Westville area. Kershaw County Coroner David ...

June 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests three after receiving tip

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators arrested one woman and two men after Sheriff Jim Matthews received a tip Friday morning from a ...

June 12, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Two killed in motorcycle versus truck collision

Two people died after the motorcycle they were riding collided with a truck Saturday afternoon.

June 12, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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