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Man accused of meth lab murder fires lawyer

A man believed to be responsible for the shooting death of a woman found dead in a Lugoff methamphetamine lab fired his lawyer during a short hearing at the Kershaw County Courthouse Thursday afternoon.

October 31, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man injured in accidental shooting

An Elgin man was in a Columbia hospital Friday being treated for a gunshot wound he suffered from an accidental shooting Thursday afternoon in Lugoff.

October 31, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Drug dealer pleads guilty

Warren Edward Washington, 29, of Cassatt, skipped out on his Oct. 17 trial date for crack cocaine distribution and marijuana possession charges. Less than 24 hours later, an anonymous tip led Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies to a home on Clearwater Lake Road near Westville where they found Washington and arrested him.

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


Man bonds out on DUI, child endangerment charges

A Darlington man is out of jail on $2,712 bond – which included $445 for a child endangerment charge -- after being arrested Saturday when he was found passed out in his car on Interstate 20 with his 5-year-old daughter in the car.

October 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Ex-deputy denied bond in sexual assault case

Nakia Darrien Johnson did not appear in court Monday afternoon when a circuit court judge denied him bond on charges of sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend's 11-year-old daughter.

October 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Drug disposal sites to be open Saturday

For the past several years, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has worked with local law enforcement in an effort to safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs that often find their way to the streets of our communities.

October 26, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Oct. 26, 2011

Thanks to a tip to Crimestoppers, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two men for the Oct. 9 burglary of Hawthorne Pharmacy in Lugoff.

October 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


3 plead guilty in cemetery shooting

Although three young men pleaded guilty Friday to charges stemming from a shootout in Antioch Baptist Church's cemetery last December, prosecutors still don't know exactly what happened that day.

October 24, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man denied bond in 2008 fatal home invasion

A Circuit Court judge denied bond Wednesday afternoon for a Camden man tied to two fatal home invasions in three years. In August, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies determined that Randy Lewis, 27 of Bobwhite Circle, Camden -- already being held for his role in the May 16 invasion of a Camden home that left 39-year-old Michael Hayes dead -- was also part of a fatal Nov. 14, 2008, home invasion near the town of Kershaw.

October 21, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


‘Victim’ in kidnapping ‘very, very sorry’ about false report

The Camden Police Department (CPD) formally charged Tionese Denise Alexander, 39, Wednesday after arresting her Tuesday for filing a false police report of a felony. Alexander originally claimed she was kidnapped Oct. 15 at gunpoint from the May Plant Credit Union's (MPCU) ATM by a man with a gun and forced to start drive to North Carolina.

October 21, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law enforcement report -- Oct. 19, 2011

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics agents arrested a Columbia man on multiple charges after finding him in possession of nearly 2 pounds of marijuana near Elgin.

October 19, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD charges kidnapping 'victim'

A woman who said she was kidnapped Saturday morning has now been charged with filing a false police report of a felony.

October 19, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman alledgedly kidnapped from MPCU ATM

A Camden woman was alledgedly kidnapped from the Camden May Plant Credit Union's ATM Saturday morning, according to officials.

October 17, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Crime-Police-Fire


The chase is on ... safely

"There's going to be some embarrassing moments out there today," Kershaw County Sheriff's Department (KCSO) Captain Ed Corey said with a laugh as one of his deputies plowed through the dirt and grass at Carolina Motorsports Park.

October 17, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests former deputy on sex charges

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a former deputy early Wednesday morning, charging him with first degree criminal sexual conduct with a child under 11 years of age. Sheriff Jim Matthews confirmed that Nakia Karrien Johnson, 36, who currently serves with the Fairfax Police Department in Allendale County, worked as a KCSO deputy from November 1999 to April 2001.

October 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Legion honors firefighters and police officers

Camden's James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 recently honored law enforcement officers and firefighters selected by the heads of their respective departments. This year's honorees include S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) Patrolman of Year Thomas R. Chrisofario, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office Deputy of the Year Derek B. Robinson, Camden Police Department (CPD) Policeman of the Year Sylvesta Robinson, Camden Fire Department Fireman of the Year Chris Tidwell and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Firefighter of the Year Michael Stanfield. Behind them are their supervisors, SCHP Sgt. Dan Black, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, CPD Sgt. Tyrell Coleman, Camden ...

March 30, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - March 25, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Cassatt man and a Camden woman in separate drug cases recently.

March 25, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Thieves make off with ATM from Lugoff credit union

Someone managed to steal an entire automatic teller machine (ATM) from a credit union branch in Lugoff despite a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy's rapid response to an alarm.

March 25, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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