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Man who 'ordered' gang shooting pleads guilty

Byron Michael Wood was 18 years old in late 2007 when he ordered Markelle Jamar Reid, also 18 at the time, to "ride someone" in order to get back into Camden's Nine Trey Bloods gang. That order ultimately led Reid to shoot and kill 17-year-old Michael Joseph Smith -- the first, and so far only, person to die in a gang-related shooting in Kershaw County -- on Dec. 7, 2007.

March 04, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - March 2, 2011

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating a shooting incident at a West DeKalb Street, Camden, motel.

March 02, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cassatt man charged in Camden woman's death

A Cassatt man is in jail charged with reckless homicide after a woman's body was discovered at a Lee County hunting club.

March 02, 2011 | By Gee Atkinson Lee County Observer (Bishopville, S.C.) editor | Crime-Police-Fire


Ukrainian law enforcement educators visit KCSO

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) in Lugoff, South Carolina, is 5,260 miles, or 8,465 kilometers, from Kiev, Ukraine. If the half-dozen men and their two interpreters had taken a direct flight from Kiev, spelled by Ukrainians as Kyiv, the trip would have lasted nine and a half hours.

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


Man arrested in shooting

One man was injured and another man arrested in an early Tuesday morning shooting on Chesnut Street in Camden.

February 23, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Reports - Feb. 23, 2010

Two Camden men were arrested after complaints of unusual levels of traffic, drug dealing and other suspicious activity, including people entering and staying at a Woodside Drive, Camden, home without permission.

February 23, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seizes weapons, more at S.C. DOC lieutenant's home

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a S.C. Department of Corrections lieutenant Friday after a total of 34 weapons were recovered from his Elginwood Drive home in Elgin.

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


Man robs store, gets away on bike

Wednesday's robbery of the Sally Beauty Supply store in Springdale Plaza has similarities to a robbery in Richland County where the suspect left the scene of the crime on a bicycle, according to Camden Police Chief Joe Floyd

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


Law Enforment Report - Feb. 16, 2011

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies and school resource officers (SROs) handled about 10 incidents at or related to area schools during the past week.

February 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man arrested after car chase

A 21-year-old Camden man was arrested Thursday afternoon following a high speed, six-mile chase that started in Camden and ended in nearby Lugoff. Raheem Kawon Fuller, of Arnette Drive, Camden, was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, failure to stop for blue lights (second offense), resisting arrest, driving under suspension and simple possession of marijuana, according to a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) report.

February 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Three sought in county home invasion Saturday

There was a knock at the door just before midnight at the small home on Jefferson Davis Highway in east Camden. The 45-year-old man living there arrived home about 20 minutes earlier and was talking on the couch with his 62-year-old aunt from Ridgeway.

February 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Four arrested in meth lab bust

For the first time in nearly five years, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) has made arrests for the manufacture of methamphetamine ("meth").

February 09, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law enforcement report - Feb. 9, 2011

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating more automobile break-ins, this time along Wildwood Lane in the Lugoff-Elgin area, with a few more off of U.S. 1.

February 09, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Tribble guilty; to be sentenced May 12

Former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Sgt. Oddie Tribble Jr. was found guilty Thursday of violating a Camden man's constitutionally protected right to be free from the excessive use of force. Tribble will be sentenced May 12; he could face up to 10 years in federal prison.

February 04, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Lancaster man charged in two murders

Bond was waived Thursday for a Lancaster County man charged with murdering his estranged wife and a Kershaw County man.

February 04, 2011 | By Martha Bruce and Ashley Lewis Ford C-I staff | Crime-Police-Fire


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Man arrested for failure to stop for blue lights for third time

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Camden man Tuesday after he turned himself in to deputies. Anthony Lorenzo Jackson, 24, faces charges of failure to stop for a blue light, possession of a stolen pistol, driving under the influence and driving under suspension.

September 26, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 24, 2014

A quick-thinking Camden Police Department (CPD) officer thwarted a potential shoplifter by asking him for help at a West DeKalb Street department store Sept. 17.

September 24, 2014 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I news staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Rushing wins Thurmond Excellence in Law Enforcement award

A Kershaw County man who has served with the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) since 1999 is this year's winner of the state-level Strom Thurmond Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement. SLED Special Agent Jack Rushing III, who lives in Camden, received the award during a banquet at the Fort Jackson Officers' Club on Sept. 12.

September 24, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Saturday marks 19th annual Fire Fest

The 19th Annual Camden/Kershaw County Fire Fest will be held at Rhame Arena, 517 Bull St., on Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. in Camden. This year's event will kick off with the annual parade of fire trucks and emergency vehicles down Broad Street to Rhame Arena. The festivities will include food, competitions and demonstrations.

September 24, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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