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Orphaned and homeless - Part 1 of 2

At the age of 14, an orphan listed in court documents as "J.M." lived on the streets of Elgin for about four months, sleeping in abandoned cars, sheds and even a burnt-out home. On March 16, a jury awarded J.M., now 17, $150,000 in a judgment against the S.C. Department of Social Services (SCDSS) concluding that the agency's negligent actions led to his ending up on the streets. The judgment came almost exactly two years after being filed in the Kershaw County Clerk of Court's office in March 2016.

April 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cup-related charges cut by more than half

The Camden Police Department (CPD) and its partner agencies issued summonses or arrested 43 people during March 31's 84th running of the Carolina Cup. That is a more than 50 percent drop from previous years, according to CPD Chief Joe Floyd.

April 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 3, 2018

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

April 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


SLED investigating deputy-involved shooting

The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is investigating a shooting incident involving a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy that took place early Friday morning at a Lugoff-area business.

March 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Daughtery pleads guilty, gets probation

The last of three men arrested a year ago for a string of motor vehicle break-ins in and around Camden pleaded guilty to charges against him on March 19.

March 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Firefighters respond to garage fire in Cassatt

Although it took a call for extra manpower, dozens of firefighters responded to a short dirt road off Cheraw Road in Cassatt to put out a fire at a large shed being used as an auto garage. Antioch Fire Chief Bryan Spitzer said he happened to be nearby when the call went out around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

March 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Deputies save fleeing suspect’s life

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies ended up having to save the life of a man who fled from a safety checkpoint on S.C. 12 on the night of March 17.

March 23, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO charges men with cockfighting

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested three men March 17 and charged them with cockfighting. A KCSO press release identified the men as Moises Aquille Montes, 34; Miguel Martinez, 32; and Juan Diego Jimenez, 26, all of Gilbert.

March 23, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Heart attack killed truck driver

A 72-year-old Lake City man driving an 18-wheeler died of a massive heart attack, causing the truck to go off the road and overturn on S.C. 341 (Bethune Road) on Thursday morning.

March 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Kidnapping charges dropped against ‘armed’ robber

During a preliminary hearing on March 8, the 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office dropped two counts of kidnapping against Christopher Lewis Tyler, 39, of Spears Creek Road, Lugoff.

March 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO, SCHP offer ‘100 percent guaranteed way’ to avoid legal fees

(The following message was issued by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office as a press release on Tuesday.)

March 16, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lee County Coroner: Davis died of gunshot wound to the head

More than a year after a set of hand-written GPS coordinates led authorities to Adam Davis' body, the manner of his death can be known.

March 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


AL Post 17 names Kershaw County Deputy of the Year

Members of American Legion Post No. 17 and their guests packed the post Monday night as Legionnaires presented awards to public servants from several different county agencies.

March 13, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


A year after body found, still no arrests in Davis case

Almost exactly a year ago, on March 8, 2017, a hand-written set of GPS coordinates led Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies to a shallow grave in Lee County. There, they found the body of Adam Ray Davis, 35, who had been missing since Dec. 29, 2016.

March 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


EPD officer arrests attempted murder suspect

The man wanted in connection with the Feb. 27 shooting in the Camden Huddle House parking lot is behind bars, thanks to a traffic stop conducted by an Elgin Police Department (EPD) officer just after 1 a.m. Saturday.

March 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Ray pleads guilty to stealing van used to flee with wife, daughter

William Eugene Ray, 43, of east Camden -- who, with his wife, fled the county with his 2-year-old daughter earlier this year in violation of a ...

November 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seeks Bojangles robber

Around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday -- about the same time most candidates in this year's elections were either celebrating their wins or lamenting their ...

November 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Former solicitor’s aide pleads

In a press release issued late Thursday, South Carolina U.S. Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced that Nicole Halliett Holland, 49, the 5th Circuit Solicitor ...

November 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Nov. 6, 2018

(This is an expanded version of the Nov. 6, 2018, crime report that appeared in the print edition of the C-I on the same date.)

November 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin man faces 14 charges from September chase

An Elgin man faces 14 charges -- 13 by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) one from the Elgin Police Department (EPD) stemming from a ...

November 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Family court judge warning residents of scam

Family Court Judge Dana Morris wants local residents to know about a scam being perpetrated by people claiming to be actual Kershaw County Sheriff's ...

November 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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