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Crime Report - Sept. 30, 2015

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Gaston teenager following a lengthy chase after clocking him at 115 mph on I-20 near the Lee County line.

September 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Camden’s Fire Fest celebrates 20 years

Cloud cover and the threat of rain didn't deter hundreds of people from lining Broad Street in downtown Camden to see a parade of fire trucks and other emergency vehicles marking the opening Saturday morning of Camden's 20th annual Fire Fest.

September 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Kelly sentenced to 50 years in prison

Stephen Ross Kelly, 22, will spend the next 50 years in prison for sexually assaulting and then strangling to death 18-year-old Briana Rabon in February 2014. Kelly could have faced up to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

September 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Kelly murder trial starts today

Stephen Ross Kelly, 22, of Lugoff, goes on trial today for allegedly strangling to death 18-year-old Briana Rabon, also of Lugoff, in February 2014. The 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office on Friday confirmed Kelly's trial begins today.

September 28, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

LF-R firefighter is S.C. Child Safety Seat Technician of the Year

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Assistant Fire Marshal and Engineer Ben Hinson recently received the honor of being named South Carolina's Child Safety Seat Technician of the Year.

September 25, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report - Sept. 23, 2015

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested an Elgin man Saturday after he allegedly shot at a woman. The man then reportedly threatened a deputy during his arrest.

September 23, 2015 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire

Local attorney involved in Charleston church shooting case

At least for a moment, Camden attorney Deborah Butcher found herself involved with one of the most high profile court cases in South Carolina history. Butcher, who, with her husband, Robert, own and operate the Camden Law Firm, represented Joey Meek at his federal court bond hearing in Columbia on Friday.

September 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

KCSO advises how to prevent car break-ins

With a recent rash of vehicle break-ins in the West Wateree area of Kershaw County, Sheriff Jim Matthews and lead investigator Capt. Steve Knafelc are cautioning residents to guard their valuables and not make their vehicles easy targets.

September 21, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Missing Elgin man found near home

An 80-year-old missing Elgin man suffering from dementia and severe diabetes is back with his family today after being located not far from his Watts Hill Road home Tuesday evening. The man had been missing since Sunday evening.

September 18, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Lugoff man arrested for making ‘moonshine’

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators arrested a Lugoff man Wednesday afternoon after finding an illegal liquor-making operation on Barlow Drive.

September 18, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report - Sept. 16, 2015

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy responded to a call of an Elgin man shot in the leg by his cousin Sept. 6.

September 16, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Bethune man dies in fiery crash with log truck

A Bethune man died Tuesday morning when the SUV he was driving went out of control, collided with a logging truck and burst into flames on U.S. 1 at James West Road near Cassatt.

September 16, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Sheriff wants to reform DUI laws

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews says too many guilty driving under the influence (DUI) offenders go unpunished or "underpunished." The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCOS) regularly receives awards for enforcing South Carolina's DUI laws, but Matthews said the way those laws are written often end up with less than optimal outcomes in his mind.

September 16, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Lightning causes house fire in Lugoff

A lightning strike to the roof of a Lachicotte Road, Lugoff home during a strong Sept. 4 thunderstorm started a fire, according to a Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) press release. LF-R crews responded to the fire around 11:40 p.m.

September 11, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Camden, Lugoff firefighters set Fill the Boot record

The Camden Fire Department and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) set a new record by raising more than $31,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Sept. 3-5. The two departments raised $31,116 during the three-day "Fill the Boot" campaign. According a to joint press release, the amount is the second highest raised in the state this year.

September 11, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire

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Lugoff man dies in submerged vehicle

A Lugoff man died Sunday after a car in which he was a passenger got swept off a washed-out portion of roadway into Twenty-Five Mile ...

October 06, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report Extra - Oct. 2, 2015

(Editor's Note: Due to deadline issues and space considerations, the C-I was unable to publish most reports from the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office ...

October 02, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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