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Deputy catches teens following armed robbery

On Friday at approximately 3 p.m. Kershaw County dispatch received a 911 call that there was an armed robbery in progress at a residence next to the Shooters bar on Jefferson Davis Highway in east Camden.

May 02, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Eight arrested in drug raid

Eight people, including a couple in their mid-50s, were arrested Thursday after a raid on a Gardner Street, Camden, house.

May 02, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - April 27, 2011

The Department of Social Services took an 82-year-old Elgin man into emergency protective custody and Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested his 65-year-old ex-wife after she allegedly assaulted him April 18.

April 27, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Missing NCHS teen found Saturday

Word started spreading on Facebook around 11 p.m. Saturday that missing 19-year-old North Central High School (NCHS) student Brandon Christopher Smith of Cassatt had been found.

April 25, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


NCHS student reported missing

A North Central High School student was still missing Thursday after last being seen at school Tuesday morning.

April 22, 2011 | By Martha Bruce and Ashley Lewis Ford C-I staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - April 20, 2011

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two men and is seeking four others for their participation in a dogfight Sunday evening. A deputy stopped James Edward Nelson, 40, of Lancaster, and Willie J. Nelson, 52, of North Carolina, as they were trying to leave the scene of Sunday's raid at a Bob Hugh Road address near Jefferson. The Nelsons relationship to each other was undetermined at press time.

April 20, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman eats marijuana as KCSO closes in

"(Deputies) proceeded to secure the residence when Subject #2 came to the door, eating marijuana."

April 20, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Two shot, one arrested in Lugoff

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Kershaw County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a local gas station to meet with several subjects who had reportedly been shot at another location.

April 18, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


1,000 rounds

On April 6, American Legion Post 195 liaisons Bill and Nancy Heil presented Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews with 1,000 rounds of ammunition for firearms training. In the past, Matthews said that officers were only required to fire 50 rounds of ammunition once a year – a move that he said was both grossly inadequate and negligent. "I want my guys, if they have to shoot at a bad guy, I want them to hit the bad guy and not some good guy standing there," he said, adding that he wants to step up firearms training so that officers will ...

April 18, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff offers tips following rash of auto break-ins

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) patrol car belonging to an investigator who lives in Lugoff's Pepper Ridge subdivision was one of 16 automobile break-ins reported Tuesday morning. The break-ins in or near the subdivision off U.S. 1 across from Lugoff Elgin High School are just the latest in a long string of such incidents that have been reported during the last four months.

April 18, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested for stealing Jackson School laptops

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office investigators were called to the scene of a break-in Monday at the new Jackson School on Jefferson Davis Highway in east Camden. School officials discovered someone broke into the school during the previous week when school was out for spring break. The thief stole 28 new laptop computers.

April 13, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin boy wanders off again; mother, boyfriend arrested

A woman and her boyfriend have been charged with unlawful neglect of a child after the woman's 22-month-old son was found wandering around his Elgin neighborhood Sunday for the second time in eight days.

April 13, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - April 13, 2011

Twenty-five more automobile break-ins were reported April 4 and 7, according to reports filed by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). The thieves stole items from the automobiles in at least 17 of those cases.

April 13, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Dollar General robbed Thursday evening

Three masked men entered the Dollar General at 1616 Jefferson Davis Highway around 7 p.m. Thursday and forced employees to open a safe at gunpoint and before tying them up. According to a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) report, the men got away with at least $2,000.

April 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - April 6, 2011

A county man was arrested and faces drug charges after an undercover agent working with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) purchased 4 grams of marijuana from him at his residence.

April 06, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. arrested in Clarendon County

Kershaw County Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. turned himself in to the Clarendon County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) Wednesday afternoon after learning an arrest warrant had been issued. CCSO deputies then booked Tucker at the Clarendon County Detention Center. A CCSO report listed the charge as "unlawful use or disposal of personal property subject to security interest." A judge later released Tucker on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond, according to information taken from VINELink, a website used to track detainees across the country.

October 31, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 29, 2014

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating an alleged case of extortion and blackmail reported to officers Saturday.

October 29, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO supports cancer research, constable

In May 2008, Nancy Watts, a constable who works for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), learned she had breast cancer. For many people, a cancer diagnosis is devastating news. It certainly came as a shock to Watts, who is one of the individuals who is tasked with serving civil papers for the KCSO's civil division. Watts' doctor recommended she undergo a mastectomy. Normally, a mastectomy requires the patient be out of work for eight weeks. In Watts' case, she came back after four weeks.

October 29, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Matthews to equip KCSO deputies with body cameras

Shortly after taking office in 2011, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began looking into equipping his officers with body cameras. As time passed his interest took on a more serious nature and in April 2014, he directed one of his staff to begin the process of evaluating different systems.

October 27, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man dies in McRae Road crash

A Camden man died Saturday afternoon after his SUV drove off the side of McRae Road and caught fire.

October 27, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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