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Former solicitor’s aide pleads

In a press release issued late Thursday, South Carolina U.S. Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced that Nicole Halliett Holland, 49, the 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office's former director of communications, pleaded guilty in federal court that day on one count each of wire and mail fraud. Senior U.S. District Court Judge Cameron McGowan Currie presided and set sentencing for Feb. 26, 2019.

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


Crime Report - Nov. 6, 2018

(This is an expanded version of the Nov. 6, 2018, crime report that appeared in the print edition of the C-I on the same date.)

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


Elgin man faces 14 charges from September chase

An Elgin man faces 14 charges -- 13 by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) one from the Elgin Police Department (EPD) stemming from a high speed chase in early September involving S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) troopers and Richland County Sheriffs' Department deputies and that ended on I-26 in Richland County.

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


Family court judge warning residents of scam

Family Court Judge Dana Morris wants local residents to know about a scam being perpetrated by people claiming to be actual Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputies and invoking his name as a court official.

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


Sex offender extradited from Pennsylvania

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies flew to Miffling County, Pennsylvania, to take a man into custody on a charge of having sexual relations with a 12-year-old Kershaw County girl. David Anthony Servinsky, 34, of Burnham, Pa., faces two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim 11 to 14 years of age.

October 30, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seeking assistance in search for missing man

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is asking the public to help locate a man who has been missing since Aug. 15.

October 30, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man dies in motor vehicle accident

A Camden man died after his vehicle left the roadway on I-20 westbound Thursday afternoon.

October 30, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSF seeking nominations for Deputy of the Year

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) invites the public to submit nominations for the 2018 Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Deputy of the Year award. The award recognizes a KCSO deputy who exhibits exemplary service to our county and citizens in the current calendar year. The KCSO winner will receive a $1,000 prize funded by anonymous supporters of the KCSO and KCSF.

October 26, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Two arrested in Adam Davis murder

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a husband and wife for the murder of Adam Davis, who went missing Dec. 30, 2016, and whose body in a shallow Lee County grave 15 months later.

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


Shooting suspect pleads guilty

One of two men arrested in mid-March for a shooting incident in late February and for allegedly intimidating at least one witness afterward has pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and battery.

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


Man arrested for shooting at family, harming dog

The Chronicle-Independent recently learned of the arrest of a Bethune man in mid-September for an alleged shooting incident that took place on Aug. 31 at a home in the Cassatt/Bethune area. The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) redacted the entire address where the alleged shooting took place from its official incident report.

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


Former assistant solicitor’s license suspended

The S.C. Supreme Court placed local attorney Ronald Wade Moak, a former 5th Circuit assistant solicitor, on interim suspension in an order published Oct. 2. The Chronicle-Independent learned of the order Friday. According to the order, Moak's law license is suspended pursuant to Rule 17(b) under Rule 413 of the S.C. Appellate Court of Rules.

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


Man dies in auto vs. motorcycle crash

A man riding a motorcycle died following a collision with an automobile Friday afternoon in east Camden.

October 16, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 16, 2018

On Sept. 22, Camden Police Department (CPD) officers charged a 37-year-old woman with resisting arrest whom they previously cited for indecent exposure at her home on June 7.

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


Two men plead guilty in separate cases

Two Camden men pleaded guilty on Monday to charges in separate cases following their arrests earlier this year.

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


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Attempted murder suspect caught after two-county chase

A Charleston County man wanted for attempted murder is behind bars in Kershaw County following a high speed chase that ended in Lee County on ...

November 20, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Bond denied for Davis murder suspects

Clinton "C.W." and Peggy Danielle "Dani" Beebe (pronounced "BB") will continue to be held at the Kershaw County Detention Center for the murder of ...

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


Ray pleads guilty to stealing van used to flee with wife, daughter

William Eugene Ray, 43, of east Camden -- who, with his wife, fled the county with his 2-year-old daughter earlier this year in violation of a ...

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


KCSO seeks Bojangles robber

Around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday -- about the same time most candidates in this year's elections were either celebrating their wins or lamenting their ...

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


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