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Threatening letters

At 22, Alexis Gilmore has already dealt with more physical, mental and emotional trauma than some women twice her age. More than five years ago, Gilmore met Jeffrey Aaron Betrand, who was 21 at the time, through Tagged.com, a social media website. She was 15 years old and, by her own account, overweight with feelings of low self-esteem.

February 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO nabs fugitive gang member with stolen checks

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested yet another documented gang member, this time one who is a fugitive from New Jersey. According to a KCSO press release, deputies arrested Daion Ali Bowers, 31, who claimed his current address is on Farrow Road in Columbia, and charged him with being in possession of stolen checks.

February 03, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden woman arrested after high-speed chase

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested Patricia Stradford Reed, 56, of Lafayette Way, Camden, following a high-speed chase reaching speeds of 115 mph through Kershaw and Lee counties early Wednesday morning.

February 03, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Feb. 3, 2017

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking the whereabouts of a man they say robbed the Youngs gas station/convenience store on Jefferson Davis Highway in east Camden on Wednesday night.

February 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 31, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a North Augusta woman and a man from North Myrtle Beach for trafficking methamphetamine around 1:30 a.m. Jan. 21 around the 90 mile marker eastbound on I-20.

January 31, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested after two-hour standoff

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 32-year-old Elgin man Wednesday morning following a two-hour standoff at the man's home. According to a KCSO incident report, deputies Jason Marsh, 32, of Chestnut Circle, Elgin, on one count each of pointing and presenting a firearm at a person, possession with intent to distribute a Schedule I, II or III drug and possession of methamphetamine following the standoff.

January 31, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Fire damages home

An early afternoon fire Sunday damaged a home in downtown Camden but caused no injuries.

January 31, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Threatening letters

Camden Police Department (CPD) Lt. Penny Lloyd carried a completely stuffed white 2-inch, 3-ring binder into Investigations Lt. Herbie Frasier's office. The only thing printed on the front was a case number: 2015-0648. Inside was page after page of incident reports, investigative notes and more, including handwritten letters.

January 31, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests gang members, seize stolen cars, handgun

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested three Richland County teenagers early Thursday morning. The KCSO referred to all three as gang members in a press release issued Friday evening.

January 31, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Seven arrested on narcotics charges

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office has arrested seven people on a variety of narcotics charges after a two month investigation, according to a KCSO press release.

January 31, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 27, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD) officers responded to an East DeKalb Street motel just before 3 a.m. Wednesday to a report of a strong armed robbery and possible assault.

January 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Fire damages home in Lugoff

A mobile home caught fire Tuesday morning causing major damage but no injuries, according to a Lugoff Fire-Rescue press release.

January 27, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man, grandson arrested thanks to trail cam

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested a 64-year-old Elgin man and his grandson for petit larceny after the pair allegedly broke into an unfinished home and stole a large number of power tools.

January 27, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Child found in pool still recovering

A 3-year-old boy is still recovering after being found by his parents in an in-ground pool at their new home in Lugoff on Monday afternoon. Members of Friendship Baptist Church in Lugoff are assisting the family in both responding to inquiries about the boy and in raising funds to assist in paying for his treatment.

January 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests armed gang member

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Columbia man Saturday who Sheriff Jim Matthews said is an armed, documented gang member.

January 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Articles by Section - Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin man arrested for child porn

Investigators from the S.C. Attorney General's Office and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested an Elgin man Thursday on several child ...

June 27, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Couple charged with unlawful neglect of 7-month-old

The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) arrested a Cassatt couple Friday and charged each with unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person ...

June 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


County deputies equipped with opiate overdose antidote

As of Friday, all Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies have been trained to use and now have as part of their gear an ...

June 27, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Jury awards $225,000 to county couple in DSS case

A Kershaw County jury awarded a total of $225,000 to an east Camden couple on June 15 following a four-day trial involving allegations the ...

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests two Camden ‘Bloods’ gang members

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two members of the "Bloods" gang from Camden after observing suspicious activity at the Camden West Inn ...

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 23, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


DUI suspect pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

On Feb. 25, a county traffic enforcement officer arrested a man for DUI that Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said was an illegal immigrant who ...

June 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO creates internet exchange safe zone

Too often, people read about Craigslist or other internet sales resulting in armed robberies, assaults and even murders. These crimes happen when people show up ...

June 20, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Smoke alarms saved lives in recent fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue crews credit working smoke alarms for alerting occupants about a fire inside of a double-wide mobile home in Lugoff on Tremont Road.

June 20, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD arrests TitleMax robber

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is charging a man in the May 25 armed robbery of the TitleMax on West DeKalb Street and is thanking ...

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests man after 150-plus motorcycle chase

Nearly a week ago, during the early morning hours of Saturday, June 10, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 23-year-old Sumter man ...

June 16, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 16, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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