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Patrol cars struck during chase; two arrested

Two people from North Carolina are in jail following a high speed chase Tuesday on I-20 into Lee County where one of the suspects rammed a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) patrol car and one from Lee County. In a press release, KCSO identified those arrested as Clinton Harris, 30, and Jametrice Jacobs, 26, both of North Carolina.

March 08, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seizes $342,000 worth of counterfeit items

Acting on information received from the Tennessee Attorney General's Office, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators seized $342,000 worth of counterfeit trademark logos from a county residence and arrested Frederick L. Bartlett, 65, of Elgin.

March 08, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Matthews, sheriff’s association opposes SRO bill

A bill that would legally require every public school in South Carolina to have a school resource officer (SRO) has sheriff's offices across the state questioning how they might proceed with limited funding and personnel. That includes the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Sheriff Jim Matthews.

March 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - March 6, 2013

Two Kershaw County School District students were found smoking marijuana in the shower-area on their high school campus.

March 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


SCHP looking for car that killed Lugoff man

The S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) and Crimestoppers is looking for any information that might lead them to a car that struck and killed Derk Lawrence Maricle, 50, of Lugoff, early Friday morning. A SCHP spokesperson said Maricle was walking north on Blaney Road some time before 3 a.m. Friday when an unknown vehicle apparently struck and killed him. The collision took place near U.S. 1 near the Richland County line.

March 04, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


SCHP, Crimestoppers seek information on fatal hit and run

(UPDATED)

March 01, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Internet sexual predator sentenced to 20 years

A Gastonia, N.C., man arrested in March 2012 caught in a Internet sexual predator sting and accused of engaging in sexual relations with a 15-year-old Kershaw County girl will now spend up to the next 20 years in prison.

February 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


K-Mart armed robbery suspect arrested

A person of interest in the armed robbery of the Camden Kmart is now arrested and charged with the crime.

February 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


American Legion recognizes Deputy of the Year

Northeast Columbia American Legion Post 182 recognized Lt. Chris "Bird" Boykin as Kershaw County's 2012 Deputy of the Year in a ceremony held at the Ft. Jackson Officers Club on February 12.

February 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Feb. 27, 2013

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is looking for a reportedly missing Australia woman who was supposed to be in Lugoff recently.

February 27, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Can sex offenders be on school grounds?

Some Kershaw County parents have expressed concern about whether a convicted sex offender is allowed on public school grounds.

February 25, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seeks person of interest in Kmart robbery

Wednesday, the Chronicle-Independent's weekly crime report featured an armed robbery at a "West DeKalb Street" department store where the suspect got away with $1,700. Now, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Crimestoppers are hoping to find and speak with a man who may know something about the robbery at what is now being officially identified as the Camden Kmart.

February 22, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seeks man posing as officer

During the past six months, an unidentified man has pulled people over conducting "traffic stops" while claiming to be a deputy or police officer. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews says the man -- who stopped several people as recently as this past weekend -- is not a member of law enforcement.

February 22, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Feb. 20, 2013

A man stole $1,700 from a West DeKalb Street department store's safe after threatening two employees with a knife.

February 20, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Lancaster road named for SCHP trooper with Kershaw County ties

Seventy-four years after his death, a S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) trooper with Kershaw County ties was recently honored in Lancaster County. Walter T. Bell, a native of the town of Kershaw whose family includes residents of Kershaw County, died in a traffic crash on Feb. 4, 1939.

February 18, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Crime Report - March 24, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD) officers charged a 29-year-old Elgin woman with resisting arrest after responding to Jeffers Circle about an SUV stuck in a ditch ...

March 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Men plead guilty in Sandhills Bank robbery case

Two men arrested in June 2015 for the armed robbery of the Sandhills Bank branch in Bethune pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court. According to ...

March 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Boan graduates from FBI Academy

Camden Police Department Capt. Lee Boan graduated from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Academy on March 17. Boan studied at the academy ...

March 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire-Rescue dedicates new trucks

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) dedicated two new fire trucks into service March 18 at its headquarters with board members, fire department members and elected officials on ...

March 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Officer honored

Lt. Tyrell Cato, who recently earned the professional designation of Certified Jail Officer through the American Jail Association, was recognized by Kershaw County Council for ...

March 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Thanks to grant, LF-R gets eight new AEDs

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently purchased eight new automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, thanks to a more than $8,600 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public ...

March 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - March 17, 2017

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office reported the following recent incidents:

March 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff gives $100,000 check to SCVAN

Every year, every county in South Carolina collects money from fines and assessments following court proceedings. A percentage of those funds are mandated by state ...

March 17, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


GPS coordinates lead to murder investigation

The case of a missing Bethune man is now a murder investigation.

March 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law enforcement, businesses team up for memorials

For many years, drivers along any number of roadways, including I-20 in Kershaw County, have seen roadside memorials erected by people mourning loved ones who ...

March 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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