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Elgin woman dies following shooting

A young Elgin woman died at Palmetto Health Richland early Tuesday morning following a 3 a.m. shooting on Smyrna Road at a home about two miles south of the intersection of Smyrna, Ridgeway and Springvale roads near the Fairfield County line.

January 18, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Baby in protective custody after parents arrested

A 1-month-old baby was taken into emergency protective custody Friday after Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators arrested the child's parents during a methamphetamine lab seizure at a Lugoff motel.

January 18, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Jan. 18, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two men believed to be responsible for a break-in several weeks ago at a former school facility on St. Matthews Road southeast of Camden. The stolen items included at least one old computer and 300 old reels of 35mm film.

January 18, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Burglars take $15,600 from CMA safes

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating a break-in at Camden Military Academy (CMA) where the burglars got away with more than $15,600 in student allowance money.

January 16, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Rape suspect fires at deputies, crashes in chase

Considering what had just happened, the deputy driving Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Unit 31 sounded relatively calm Wednesday around 1:40 p.m.

January 13, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Moped vs. van

A Camden police officer examines a moped in the aftermath of an accident Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Broad and Rutledge streets in downtown Camden. Officers secured the scene until the arrival of the S.C. Highway Patrol, which will investigate the accident because it occurred on a U.S. highway. Emergency Medical Services transported the man riding the moped which reportedly struck the rear of the Chrysler van at left. Officers blocked off portions of both streets for part of Tuesday afternoon.

January 11, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Jan. 11, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 24-year-old Ridgeway man New Year's Eve, charging him with marijuana distribution and a weapon violation.

January 11, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff man dies in two-car collision

A Lugoff man was killed in a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 521 after his Buick Century crossed into oncoming traffic and struck another vehicle head on Friday evening.

January 09, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Jan. 4, 2012

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested for the second time an 18-year-old man for transporting contraband bound for a South Carolina prison. Deputies arrested Jonathan Hugo Gonzalez, 18, of Woodruff, around 8 p.m. Dec. 23 after spotting him traveling at nearly 90 mph in a 70 mph zone on I-20 westbound near the 105 mile marker.

January 04, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO, CPD: relatively 'quiet' New Year's weekend

New Year's weekend turned out to be a relatively quiet one, according to the heads of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Camden Police Department (CPD).

January 04, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


More charges in Melton murder

Nickolas Jermaine Miller, 23, of Jefferson, the man accused of the abduction, rape and murder of Beverly Hope Melton, 30, of Kershaw, now faces additional charges filed by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO).

January 02, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Six taken to hospital in 3-vehicle accident

Ambulance crews took six people to KershawHealth to be treated for injuries sustained in a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of West DeKalb and Campbell streets in Camden around 2 p.m. Friday. The Camden Fire Department (CFD) assisted emergency services personnel in stabilizing three of those victims before transport.

January 02, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


SCHP amps up efforts for New Year's weekend

Beware the "BATmobile" this New Year's Eve if you plan to drink and drive during the holiday weekend. Equipped with a DataMaster breath analyzer, the BATmobile, also known as the Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile Unit, is a 26-foot-long customized vehicle used by the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) to help crack down on DUI accidents and fatalities in the state.

December 30, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff: Brutal murder a 'death penalty case'

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said he has asked the 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office to seek the death penalty against 23-year-old Nickolas Jermaine Miller of Jefferson. Kershaw County and Chesterfield County deputies arrested Miller Monday after he confessed to abducting and raping Beverly Hope Melton, 30, of Kershaw and then beating her to death with a baseball bat.

December 30, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Abducted woman killed in county

A 23-year-old Chesterfield County man is in jail, charged with abducting, raping and killing a 30-year-old Lancaster County woman in Kershaw County.

December 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Elgin man arrested for murder of adult son

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested an Elgin man Thursday, charging him with murder in the shooting death of his son. According to a KCSO press release, Stephen Earl Wood Sr., 68, of Thorton Drive, Elgin, is accused of shooting and killing Stephen Earl Wood Jr., 26, who also lived at the home with his wife and two children.

March 06, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Former Elgin police officer arrested

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and Richland County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a former Elgin Police Department officer and Richland County deputy Tuesday. Darrell Tucker, 43, is charged with third-degree solicitation of a minor. SLED spokesman Thom Berry confirmed the arrest Thursday.

March 06, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Miller to spend life in prison for murdering Melton

Nickolas Jermaine Miller, 26, was supposed to face a jury in February 2016 for abducting Hope Roscoe Melton, 30, of Chesterfield County, on Dec. 26, 2011, and bringing her to Kershaw County where he raped and killed her by beating her with a baseball bat. He was supposed to face the death penalty.

March 06, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Georgia fugitive arrested with large quantity of drugs

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Delaware man wanted in Georgia, and the man's female companion Sunday. According to a KCSO press release, deputies arrested Charlie McLaughlin III, 31, and Kelly Molina, 30, both of Wilmington, Del., after he stopped them for speeding on I-20.

March 04, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - March 4, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Bishopville man on an outstanding warrant Feb. 26 and then added charges of giving false information and threatening the life of a public official in the process.

March 04, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man arrested for attempted murder, more

A Camden man is behind bars, charged with two counts of attempted murder, three counts of pointing and presenting a firearm and one count of breach of trust. Timmy Deandre Bennett, 21, of Knights Hill Road, Camden, turned himself in to the Camden Police Department (CPD) on Wednesday.

March 02, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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