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2-year-old girl found safe

Two-year-old Dakota Ray is safe more than a month after being declared missing on April 15. Her parents are under arrest after being located in Decorah, Iowa, on Thursday afternoon.

May 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


2-year-old found safe

The Camden Police Department issued the following press release at 9:30 a.m. today (Friday):

May 18, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct charges

Richard Dewayne Hendrix, 19, with addresses in Lugoff and Gaston, pleaded guilty May 11 to three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor between 11 and 14 years of age. According to online Kershaw County Clerk of Court records, a judge sentenced Hendrix to six years in prison, credited with the 830 days he has spent at the Kershaw County Detention Center and suspended upon the completion of three year's probation. Hendrix must also be listed on the S.C. Sex Offender Registry.

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 18, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff provides timeline in Connell case

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews has provided a timeline regarding the investigation leading S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents to charge his former administrative assistant with embezzlement on May 3.

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CHS receives fake threat

Around 8:15 a.m. Monday, Camden High School (CHS) Principal Dan Matthews sent a message via phone and email alerting parents that another fake threat against the school had been posted via Snapchat.

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


New information in KCSO embezzlement case

New information is being revealed in the wake of embezzlement accusations made against Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews' former administrative assistant, Samantha "Sam" West Connell.

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


McKeever pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

A Camden man originally arrested for murdering his common law wife in May 2016 pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter. According to online Kershaw County Clerk of Court records, a circuit court judge sentenced Therine Bernadine McKeever, 50, of Camden, to 30 years in prison with credit for the nearly two years he spent detained at the Kershaw County Detention Center.

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Father and son charged with threatening deputy

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested a Camden man April 29 and charged him and his already jailed 18-year-old son with threatening a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy.

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff’s assistant charged with embezzlement

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested a long-time assistant to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews for embezzlement on Thursday.

May 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Deputies arrest felon with sawed-off shotgun

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Camden man following a shooting call Sunday evening and charged him with possession of a sawed-off shotgun, unlawful transport of a sawed-off shotgun and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

May 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man gets 15 years on federal charges

In a press release issued Thursday, South Carolina U.S. Attorney Beth Drake said Swan Nicoyis Jackson, 22, of Camden, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to 180 months (15 years) imprisonment with four years of supervised release to follow.

May 08, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested after shooting wife in neck

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested a Camden-area man Tuesday and charged him with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature after he allegedly shot his wife.

May 04, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 1, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

May 01, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Parker pleas to federal carjacking charge

One of four people charged in an April 2017 carjacking in Lugoff pleaded guilty recently to a federal charge and will spend the next seven years in a penitentiary.

April 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Man arrested following knife assault

On Sept. 20, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Jacob Elary Allred, 34, of Longleaf Drive, Elgin, and charged him with assault and battery ...

September 25, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Fifth Circuit Solicitor indicted on federal fraud charges

South Carolina's U.S. District Attorney announced Tuesday that a grand jury has indicted outgoing Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson, 49, and his director ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Driver in Sept. 2 double fatality charged

The Columbia man whose SUV crashed head-on into a sedan on Sept. 2 causing the deaths of a young man and woman is now being ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man pleads guilty to federal wire fraud charge

Thomas Brock, 51, of Camden, pleaded guilty Aug. 28 to one of 18 counts filed against him by the U.S. government related to allegations ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


County employee dies in weather-related fatality

A Kershaw County Public Works employee died in a single-car collision when his 1996 Dodge pickup hydroplaned while traveling westbound on I-20 Sunday morning.

September 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sunny Hill accident

Blue lights flash from a Camden Police Department (CPD) patrol car around 1 p.m. Tuesday while officers, firefighters and witnesses congregate at the rear ...

September 14, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 14, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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