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Man dies of injuries from Nov. 27 wreck

A man who sustained injuries in a Nov. 27 wreck in Camden has died of his injuries.

December 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Suspect charged with multiple auto break-ins

A Bethune man has been arrested in connection with multiple auto break ins in three different counties.

December 01, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Dec. 1, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

December 01, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man charged in 2012 sexual assault arrested in Florence

A man charged with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in 2012 and who served time for the assault is back behind bars, this time in Florence.

November 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


BBQ fundraiser nets $1,000 for KC Sheriff’s Foundation

Gadgets of Lugoff recently hosted a BBQ cook-off to raise money for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation. Sixteen teams of BBQ cooking experts, members of the S.C. BBQ Association from all over South Carolina, and one team from North Carolina, all competed for three prizes. The winning team, "Pimp My Pig" received a trophy and cash prize.

November 28, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Moped rider dies in collision

A Cassatt man died Sunday afternoon after he tried to turn in front of an approaching SUV.

November 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man shot multiple times at nightclub

During the early morning hours Saturday, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies responded to a shots fired call at Club Sauce, 790 U.S. 1 North. When responding deputies arrived at the club where a large crowd had gathered, they found a very chaotic scene. One of the security guards at the club advised that the victim had been transported by private vehicle to the hospital.

November 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Deputy revives overdose victim with Narcan

In June, all Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies were trained in the use of Narcan, an emergency antidote for a person or even an animal that is demonstrating symptoms of an opioid overdose. Each deputy was issued two Narcan dosages.

November 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Nov. 21, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

November 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman dies from injuries suffered in collision

A Cassatt woman died Sunday, three days after being involved in a vehicle collision on U.S. 1 North in Cassatt.

November 14, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Another car break-in suspect pleads guilty

Ethan Kane Hanselman, 19, of Broad Street, Camden, pleaded guilty to four counts of breaking into motor vehicles and one count each of unlawful carrying of a pistol and one count of financial transaction card theft. Circuit Court Judge Deandrea G. Benjamin sentenced Hanselman to a total of five years in prison under the S.C. Youthful Offender Act, credited with 95 days time served and suspended with 18 months probation, substance abuse counseling, and random drug and alcohol testing. The sentencing information also indicated Hanselman's case is being transferred to the state of Ohio.

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


Elgin man no longer faces murder charge

Kenneth Cordell Rainer, 42, of Elgin, no longer has a murder charge against him. According to online court records, the Kershaw County Grand Jury declined to indict Rainer for allegedly shooting a man in May who then succumbed to his wounds. The Kershaw County Clerk of Court's website published the grand jury's decision Wednesday.

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


Burglary suspect caught by armed homeowner

An armed homeowner caught a burglary suspect and held him at gunpoint until law enforcement could get to the scene, according to a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office press release.

November 07, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Nov. 3, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

November 03, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Nominations open for 2017 Deputy of the Year

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) Board of Directors invites the public to submit nominations for the "2017 Kershaw County Sheriff's Office Deputy of the Year Award." The award recognizes a KCSO deputy who exhibits exemplary service to our county and citizens in the current calendar year. The KCSO winner will receive a $1,000 prize funded by anonymous supporters of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office and the KCSF.

November 03, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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2-year-old girl found safe

Two-year-old Dakota Ray is safe more than a month after being declared missing on April 15. Her parents are under arrest after being located in ...

May 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct charges

Richard Dewayne Hendrix, 19, with addresses in Lugoff and Gaston, pleaded guilty May 11 to three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor ...

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 18, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff provides timeline in Connell case

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews has provided a timeline regarding the investigation leading S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents to charge his former ...

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CHS receives fake threat

Around 8:15 a.m. Monday, Camden High School (CHS) Principal Dan Matthews sent a message via phone and email alerting parents that another fake ...

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


New information in KCSO embezzlement case

New information is being revealed in the wake of embezzlement accusations made against Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews' former administrative assistant, Samantha "Sam" West Connell.

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


McKeever pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

A Camden man originally arrested for murdering his common law wife in May 2016 pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter. According to online Kershaw County ...

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Father and son charged with threatening deputy

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested a Camden man April 29 and charged him and his already jailed 18-year-old son with threatening ...

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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