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CPD officer arrested for act of misconduct

The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) arrested a former Camden Police Department (CPD) officer for misconduct in office Friday morning. Marshall Lee Hardin, 41, is accused of watching pornography on his personal cellphone and masturbating while in his patrol car at a local park.

February 23, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Methe released on $200,000 bond

Jimmy Joe Methe, the 49-year-old man charged with voluntary manslaughter in the Feb. 13 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Brandon Scott Spencer, is now out on bond. During a brief appearance late Friday morning, Circuit Court Judge L. Casey Manning set Methe's bond at $200,000, but allowed him to pay a 3 percent minimum in order to be released from the Kershaw County Detention Center.

February 23, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Feb. 23, 2016

Then Elgin Police Department (EPD) arrested a 50-year-old Gadsden man and a 39-year-old Hopkins man for allegedly threatening officers after they stopped their vehicle next to EPD Chief Harold Brown's home.

February 23, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests man on multiple narcotics charges

A Camden man with a lengthy narcotics arrest history and who has spent time in prison twice is behind bars again following his arrest by Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators Feb. 12.

February 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Judge defers decision on bond for Methe

A circuit court judge deferred setting bond Wednesday for an east Camden man charged with fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy who may have been stealing items from one of the man's trucks.

February 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Student arrested for bringing loaded gun to school

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested an 18-year-old Camden High School (CHS) student Feb. 10 for bringing a loaded gun on campus. According to a CPD report, officers arrested Johnquevious "Jay" Dashon-James Johnston, 18, of Chesnut Street, after an officer received information Johnson had brought the gun to school with him the day before.

February 16, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


More swift water rescuers coming to Lugoff

Lugoff-Fire Rescue (LF-R) will be adding more members to its Swift Water Rescue Team thanks to recent approval by the Lugoff Fire District Board of Commissions to send 10 more firefighters for swift water rescue certification.

February 16, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


East Camden man jailed for fatally shooting teen who fled after theft

An east Camden husband and father is in jail today after shooting and killing a 17-year-old who law enforcement says was fleeing after stealing items from the man's truck.

February 16, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report for February 16, 2016

A man who accused a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy of making racially charged comments during his arrest for public disorderly conduct has now been charged with filing a false police report.

February 16, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Significant heroin seizure leads to Camden man’s arrest

For several years, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators received tips about 32-year-old Ronald Jason Boone selling heroin in the county. Thanks to those tips and narcotics agent surveillance, Boone, 32, of Fairfax Drive, Camden is behind bars, held on $200,000 bond for trafficking heroin and other drug charges.

February 12, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff Matthews is Elks’ 2016 Camarena award winner

The S.C. Elks Association (SCEA) presented its 2016 Enrique "Kiki" Camarena award to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews at its recent South Carolina Winter conference in Myrtle Beach. The Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks established the award to recognize and honor law enforcement officers who have made a significant contribution in the field of drug abuse prevention and who personify Agent Camarena's belief "one person can make a difference."

February 09, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Feb. 9, 2016

During the past week, two Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies managed to avoid head-on crashes with drunk drivers in separate incidents. In both cases, the deputies happened to be part of the KCSO's traffic unit and were able to arrest the drivers and charge them with driving under the influence (DUI).

February 09, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests suspected burglar after manhunt

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies and Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb arrested a Bethune man following a manhunt Wednesday morning in connection with a series of burglaries in the area. According to a KCSO press release, Cobb and deputies arrested Jeremy Rashad Woodall, 22, of Dinkins Circle, Bethune and charged him with multiple counts of second degree burglary.

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


17-year-old charged with criminal sexual conduct

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a young Gaston man Tuesday and charged him with two counts each of first degree criminal sexual conduct and second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Florida man arrested by KCSO sentenced for tax scheme

A federal judge recently sentenced a Florida man arrested by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) in February 2012 for his role in a fraudulent tax return scheme.

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Camden man charged with having sex with 13-year-old girl

A 25-year-old man mentioned in Tuesday's weekly crime report as possibly contributing to the delinquency of a minor is now being charged with multiple ...

April 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R responds to trailer fire at Target

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews quickly put out a trailer fire at the Target Distribution Center around 11:30 p.m. Monday.

April 29, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Collision, drowning mark two deaths in two days

Two men died in separate incidents during a less than 24-hour period Monday night and Tuesday afternoon, according to Kershaw County Coroner David West.

April 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Winnsboro man arrested for having sex with 14-year-old

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested Airflack Leslie Crumpton Jr., 28, of Winnsboro on Thursday and charged him with second degree criminal sexual ...

April 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 26, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two men in a single incident during which a KCSO traffic deputy caught them excessively speeding on ...

April 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSF calling for Leonard Price Award nominations

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) Board of Directors is accepting 2016 nominations for the "Leonard Price Friend of Law Enforcement Award." Established in ...

April 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 19, 2016

Camden officers arrested a 37-year-old Mullins man with grand larceny on April 12 following a traffic stop by a Kershaw County deputy after reports of ...

April 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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