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Law enforcement ‘blitz’ starts Wednesday

The S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) and local law enforcement will team up for special enforcement efforts in Kershaw County Wednesday geared toward stemming the spike in fatalities that the area is seeing this year compared to 2012.

July 22, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Second man charged in sex assault case

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested an Elgin man Thursday in a sexual assault case involving a Lexington man arrested earlier that day.

July 22, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested for attempted murder

The suspect in a baseball bat attack that topped the C-I's crime report Wednesday is now in jail, charged with attempted murder.

July 19, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Straight shooter

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews (left) receives his first-place S.C. Sheriff's Association (SCSA) pistol match trophy from Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott. The competition is held every year at the SCSA's summer conference. This year, the SCSA held the pistol match at the Myrtle Beach Police Department's indoor firearms training facility, located at the old Myrtle Beach Air Force base. Competitors, all of whom are South Carolina sheriffs, competed in a timed combat-type course which required speed and accuracy. The second-place winner was Marion County Sheriff Mark Richardson who also won second place in the 2012 ...

July 19, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO charges fugitive sex offender

A man accused of having sex with a 14-year-old Kershaw County girl he met online is in jail after being located by Lexington County authorities.

July 19, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff fire truck dedication, open house Saturday

The public is invited to a new fire truck dedication and open house at the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD), 892 U.S. 1 South, Lugoff, Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m.

July 17, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man charged with attempted murder in knife attack

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested and charged a Camden man with attempted murder following a knife attack in east Camden Thursday.

July 17, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 17, 2013

A 21-year-old Camden man said he was assaulted with a baseball bat after he got into a confrontation with an old foe at a party on Spring Creek Road in Lugoff.

July 17, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Missing Lugoff man’s body found Monday afternoon

The body of a 44-year-old Lugoff man that went missing after he fell out of his boat into the Wateree River was found late Monday afternoon. Michael Thompson fell out of his boat into the Wateree River around 11 p.m. Saturday after he and a female friend hit debris in the river, according to Camden Fire Department Chief John Bowers, who also acts as director the Camden-Kershaw County Rescue Squad (C-KCRS).

July 10, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 10, 2013

A 34-year-old Lugoff man is accused of inappropriately touching two teenage girls and a 21-year-old woman, and of having sex with one of the teens. Neither a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) report nor online court records indicate deputies have charged the man with a crime as of Tuesday afternoon.

July 10, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Fugitive sex offender apprehended after harming child

A man wanted by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) for allegedly sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl is now in jail.

July 10, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden Fire Department Explorers earns two first-place finishes

Camden Fire Department Explorer Post 09 won two first place awards for the second year in a row at the 108th S.C. Fire-Rescue Conference at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center last month.

July 08, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden Military exonerated in hazing trial

A federal jury exonerated Camden Military Academy (CMA) on all counts in a nearly four-week long hazing trial after deliberating for only 90 minutes Tuesday night.

July 05, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire Department ‘trains for trains’

"The hazard is in not knowing"…that was the primary point emphasized by the CSX Railroad Police (CSXRP) during a training exercise June 29 at Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) headquarters.

July 05, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 3, 2013

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Department of Social Services are looking into a case where a 31-year-old woman with mental issues claimed to have been forced to commit sex acts against her will while staying with someone who was supposed to be taking care of her. One of the alleged victim's friends brought the matter to the KCSO's attention.

July 03, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


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Local law enforcement meeting with public June 4

The Concerned Clergy of Kershaw County will host a public meeting with the county's leading law enforcement officials at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 4 in the Camden High School auditorium.

May 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Deputies nab fugitive in creek

The physical fitness and tenacity of two Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies is being credited in the arrest Saturday of a Camden man wanted by the S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardons (SCDPPP).

May 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 27, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating an alleged case of embezzlement in which a Lugoff woman is accused of stealing nearly $117,000 from her employer, a Lugoff medical clinic.

May 27, 2015 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


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