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Two charged with trafficking, child neglect after motel room raid

A Camden man and his common-law spouse, both 23, were arrested and charged with trafficking crack cocaine, simple possession of marijuana and three counts of child neglect after Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics agents raided a West DeKalb Street motel in Camden.

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


Elgin man charged with kidnapping, assault

Anthony Dervin, 44, of Elgin was arrested on charges of kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct in the first degree by the Elgin Police Department (EPD) Wednesday evening.

March 04, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Crime-Police-Fire


Drive-by shooting triggers second attack

Two Camden men are behind bars, one charged with attempted murder, in connection with two shooting incidents Tuesday night, including a drive-by shooting in Camden.

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


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


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‘Tie One On’ for MADD

With the 2014 holiday season upon us, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), along with law enforcement and other emergency services are encouraging everyone use a red ribbon to "Tie One On" for safety. Local MADD representatives, emergency personnel and family members of victims of drunk driving gathered Tuesday at Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) for an event to kick off the 28th year of the campaign. Participants urged everyone to act responsibly if they choose to consume alcohol.

November 21, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report for Nov. 19, 2014

During undercover operations Monday, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) cited four businesses for selling tobacco or alcohol to underage buyers. According to a KCSO press release, underage participants under KCSO supervision attempted to make illegal purchases at 23 businesses where tobacco and alcohol are legally sold.

November 19, 2014 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Talbot promoted to commander of SCHP training unit

An Elgin man is now commander of the S.C. Highway Patrol's training division.

November 19, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R supporting battalion chief’s ill son

Firefighters and other emergency responders are always quick to help those in need. It's their job and it's in their training, but it's also in their nature and personality. When one of their own has some type of crisis, they are also quick to do all they can to help.

November 19, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Support grows for Lugoff arson victim Pearl Brown

Support for an arson victim who lost essentially all she owned continues to pour in from residents of the West Wateree area and other sections of Kershaw County. What authorities said was an intentionally set fire destroyed the home of Pearl Brown, 76 on Nov. 4. Investigators said the crime appeared to be an act of attempted revenge targeting the wrong house.

November 17, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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