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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


Key players testify as trial continues

The federal civil rights trial of former Kershaw County deputy Oddie Tribble Jr. continued with testimony Friday and Monday from both Tribble and the man he was seen beating on a jail sally port video, Charles Shelley.

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


Law Enforcement Reports -- Feb. 2, 2011

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies are looking for a 33-year-old Bishopville man who allegedly fired shots at a home on Elliott Hunter Road, Cassatt.

February 02, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested after threatening officers with butcher knives

A day of drinking Sunday led to a man who allegedly threatened deputies with several butcher knives being shot with a non-lethal beanbag by a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) captain.

February 02, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Testimony continues in former deputy's trial

Former Kershaw County deputy Oddie Tribble didn't take the witness stand Thursday afternoon in Courtroom II of the Matthew J. Perry Jr. Courthouse in Columbia, but his voice was heard nonetheless.

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


First witnesses heard in Tribble case

The civil rights trial of former Kershaw County deputy Oddie Tribble Jr. began with opening arguments a little after 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Opening statements at the Matthew J. Perry Jr. Courthouse in Columbia provided different interpretations of Tribble's actions on the night of Aug. 5, 2010.

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


Tribble trial starts Thursday

A former Kershaw County deputy will have his day in court starting Thursday. Opening arguments are expected to begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Matthew J. Perry Jr. Courthouse in Columbia.

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


Law Enforcement Reports - Jan. 26, 2011

A Camden High School ROTC instructor was placed on administrative leave by the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) after being charged Jan. 19 with allegedly pointing a gun at a 12-year-old neighbor in December.

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


Woman arrested in pawn shop robbery

The young woman waited in the wrecked van as law enforcement officers chased her brother and his two friends through the woods north of Westville. When they were gone, she got out, walked a bit and then used her cell phone to call a ride.

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


KCSO, EPD investigating string of auto break-ins

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Elgin Police Department (EPD) are investigating separate but possibly connected sets of automobile break-ins. The break-ins were perpetrated between late Monday night and early Wednesday morning.

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


Three teens arrested in pawn shop break-in

An alarm, an alert Camden Police Department (CPD) patrolman and a bad tire rim led to the arrest of three Cassatt teenagers early Thursday morning.

January 21, 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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