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KCSO seeking suspect who ‘launched’ Camaro into creek

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking the whereabouts of a man they said eluded deputies after "launching" the late model Chevrolet Camaro he was driving into a creek near Old English Road in the southern part of the Lugoff-Elgin area.

February 09, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Feb. 6, 2018

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

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


Teaching assistant arrested for assaulting student

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a Camden Middle School (CMS) teaching assistant on an assault charge Monday following a nearly week-long investigation.

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


Man found dead in truck cab

A Rembert man was found dead in the cab of his tractor-trailer cab at the Black River Shell convenience store and gas station on Sumter Highway (U.S. 521) Tuesday afternoon.

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


Columbia man charged with felony DUI for Jan. 27 crash

A Columbia man is charged with felony DUI with great bodily injury for causing a Jan. 27 collision involving three vehicles in front of the main Camden post office and sending a husband and wife to the hospital.

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


KCSO arrests fugitive in major drug bust

A Camden man who never showed up for court hearings in connection with a June 2017 arrest on drug and weapons charges is now behind bars again.

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


‘Armed’ robber arrested

The man accused of entering two Camden convenience stores and demanding money by claiming an accomplice was in a car with guns is now behind bars thanks to an alert Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy.

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


Camden, Conway men indicted on cocaine charges

In a press release issued Jan. 24, U.S. South Carolina Attorney Beth Drake said Kemo Jason Smith, 39, of Camden, and Deandre Adarias Jenkins, 27, of Conway, were charged Tuesday in a multi-count indictment with conspiracy to import cocaine and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine. Jenkins was additionally charged with possession of firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, and unlawful use of U.S. Mail. The maximum penalty they could receive for the conspiracy charges is a fine of $5 million and/or 40 years imprisonment.

January 30, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man pleads to federal firearm, drug charges

A Camden man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, according to a press release issued by South Carolina U.S. Attorney Beth Drake.

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


CPD looking for armed robbery suspect

The Camden Police Department is seeking a suspect believed to be involved in two robberies that took place Wednesday evening.

January 26, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seeking armed robbery suspect

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies responded to an armed robbery Sunday morning at the Dollar General in Lugoff, 1686 U.S. 1 South.

January 23, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff man charged with sexually assaulting three children

On Thursday, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested David Adam Barton, 42, of Lugoff, and charged him with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 11 years of age and one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 14.

January 23, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 19, 2018

(The online version of this week's Crime Report is expanded from the print edition.)

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


Injured woman recovering in Columbia

A woman struck by a pickup truck while she and her 13-year-old grandson were crossing DeKalb Street from the Little Theater in Camden on Sunday evening is recovering at a Columbia hospital, according to her daughter.

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


Jackson’s bond revoked

A circuit court judge revoked a previously set bond for a man arrested by Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies on Dec. 29, 2017. Fifth Circuit Deputy Solicitor Brett Perry said Circuit Court Judge Tommy Cooper revoked bond for Cody Gene Jackson, 26, of U.S. 601 South, Lugoff, during a hearing Monday at the Kershaw County Courthouse.

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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CPD looking for missing child

Two-year-old Dakota Day Ray, is considered to be a missing child even though she is thought to be with her parents. Dakota is considered missing ...

April 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


BMPFD gets V-SAFE grant

The Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department (BMPFD) recently received a $22,440 grant from the state of South Carolina through the Volunteer Strategic Assistance Fire Equipment ...

April 13, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man charged for driving on Springdale track

The Camden Police Department (CPD) and Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) charged a Camden man with multiple offenses after he reportedly drove on a ...

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


Orphaned and homeless - Part 2 of 2

Fourteen-year-old "J.M." ended up on the streets of Elgin for four months in 2015. In 2016, his attorneys, Deborah and Robert Butcher, filed a ...

April 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Former city employee dies after house fire

A former city of Camden Department of Public Works employee, Barbara Currie, 72, of White Pines Circle, Camden, died Thursday from injuries suffered in a ...

April 10, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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