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Man arrested for killing common law wife

A Camden man is in jail on murder and other charges after killing his common law wife early Sunday morning at a West DeKalb Street, Camden motel.

May 31, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Bishopville man dies after motorcycle hits truck

A Bishopville man died Saturday from injuries he sustained Friday afternoon after his motorcycle struck a truck in Elgin. Kershaw County Coroner David West identified the man as Keon Boykin, 29, of Horse Pen Road, Bishopville. West said Boykin died of blunt force trauma to his abdomen and suffered third-degree burns to at least 85 percent of his body.

May 31, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report Extra - May 31, 2016

(Editor's Note: Due to space considerations last week, we are running an extra Crime Report today, including incidents from the Camden and Elgin police departments we were unable to run Friday.)

May 31, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 27, 2016

(Editor's Note: Due to space considerations this week, we are running only a portion of today's Crime Report covering just the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office. We will run an extra Crime Report on Tuesday.)

May 27, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman arrested for leaving infant in car while she shopped

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 46-year-old Lugoff woman Tuesday after she allegedly left a 16-month-old boy and a dog unattended in her vehicle while she shopped for groceries.

May 27, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested for armed robbery, home invasions

A young man thought to be responsible for a recent home invasion and kidnapping in Camden, another home invasion in Cassatt and the armed robbery of a convenience store in east Camden is behind bars today.

May 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


EMS training

Local emergency management services (EMS) and other first responders took part in special training May 4 at the Kershaw County Government Center learning to deal with patients suffering from difficult airway problems. In these two pictures, personnel showed off what they already knew about dealing with difficult airways using special mannequins -- which reproduce the swelling and constriction of blocked airways as well as lung sounds -- aboard Palmetto Health and the University of South Carolina Medical School's mobile SimLab. Paid for by a Duke Endowment grant, the training included classroom instruction after which personnel returned to the lab to see ...

May 24, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 20, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 25-year-old woman May 12 at a Dicey Creek Road residence after her mother said her daughter was attempting to assault her husband and threatened both of them.

May 20, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


ISO ratings for some fire districts going down

The ISO ratings for several Kershaw County Fire Service districts are being lowered based on a recent survey conducted by the Insurance Services Offices. The ratings are used by insurance companies to help set rates for homeowners and business coverage. The areas covered by the most recent study include the Bethune, Cassatt, Doby's Mill and Pine Grove fire districts.

May 17, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Church secretary arrested after funds reported missing

Following a more than two-week investigation, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a church secretary Wednesday for stealing more than $97,000 in church funds. During an interview with a KCSO investigator, the secretary -- identified in a KCSO press release as Deborah Bradshaw Barfield, 53, of Jesup Court, Elgin -- admitted to taking the money from St. John's United Methodist Church in Lugoff in order buy drugs she purchased on the streets of Columbia.

May 13, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 13, 2016

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) incident report provides additional details about the case against Alvin Davis IV, 20, of Haile Gold Mine Road in Kershaw County who is charged with the unlawful neglect of his 4-month-old son. Deputies arrested Davis on April 30, the day after his children were placed into emergency protective custody.

May 13, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R gets 12 more rescue swimmers

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) now has 12 more swift water rescuers after the group completed training at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, N.C.

May 13, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Two more arrested for speeding 120-plus mph

For the second time in two weeks, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Traffic Unit arrested two men for speeding at 120 mph or more on I-20. Deputies made the arrests 20 minutes apart Friday night, at 10:30 and 10:50 p.m.

May 10, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


I-20 east to close Sunday to remove tractor trailer

A section of I-20 eastbound in Kershaw County will be closed for several hours Sunday to allow recovery of a tractor-trailer that crashed into the Wateree River earlier this month. Eastbound lanes will close beginning at 5 a.m. Sunday. Reopening is planned by early afternoon, barring unforeseen circumstances. Westbound traffic is not affected.

May 10, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R ISO rating drops to 3

Lugoff Rescue-Fire (LF-R) Chief Dennis Ray had a big announcement for Kershaw County Council and county agency heads when they gathered Tuesday for a budget work session at the Kershaw County Economic Development Office.

May 06, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Heroin use, sales rising in Kershaw County

Heroin use and sales are on the rise nationally and locally, bringing with it a host of problems.

December 06, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Crime-Police-Fire


KSCO seeking suspect in robbery, beating

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office is seeking a man they believe robbed a Lugoff business and pistol whipped an employee.

December 06, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested after high speed chase

A Columbia man was arrested after a high speed chase Saturday on Flat Rock Road near Camden.

December 06, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Suspects in multiple car break-ins arrested again

During Thanksgiving week, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office investigators arrested and charged five individuals with 2-17 counts of breaking into a motor vehicle, receiving stolen ...

December 02, 2016 | Katrina Moses | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO mourns loss of K9 officer, Mali

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of one of their own: Mali, a K9 narcotics dog.

November 25, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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