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Crime Report - Jan. 29, 2014

A Camden Police Department (CPD) officer responded to an assault call at a West DeKalb Street restaurant Sunday and found three men had been severely beaten by six others.

January 29, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Two-car fender bender

A two-vehicle collision in Camden resulted in minor injuries Monday. A Camden Police Department (CPD) report said a 15-year-old Camden male was northbound on Gordon Street in a 2003 Toyota SUV. He attempted to cross DeKalb Street in front of CPD headquarters and collided with a 4-door 2001 Toyota car driven by a 67-year-old Elgin man. According to the CPD report, the 15-year-old said he did not see the other vehicle. He was cited for failure to yield the right-of-way while entering a roadway.

January 29, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Child alerts family to house fire, all escape safely

The quick actions of a young child averted tragedy early Jan. 22, helping a family of seven escape a mobile home fire southeast of Camden.

January 29, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Fire prevention

The smoke detector screams, triggered by smoke coming up from the kitchen stove. Camden Fire Department (CFD) Asst. Chief Eddie Gardner quickly grabs a fire extinguisher, takes a second to carefully aim and … the flames on the burner go out, the smoke disappears, the detector cuts off.

January 29, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


East Camden man ends up in jail twice in two days

An east Camden man who got out of jail Wednesday on one set of charges ended up back at the Kershaw County Detention Center hours later on another set of charges.

January 27, 2014 | By MARTIN CAHN and GARY PHILLIPS C-I news staff | Crime-Police-Fire


L-EHS grad killed in Calhoun County wreck

A 21-year-old Columbia woman with ties to Kershaw County died in a two-vehicle crash early Saturday morning on I-26 in Calhoun County. The S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) and the Calhoun County Coroner's Office confirmed Kristen Amodio Baker, a 2010 graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School was westbound on I-26 at 12:30 a.m. Saturday. The SCHP said she lost control of her 2003 Hyundai and hit the wall that divides the westbound and eastbound lanes around mile marker 125.5.

January 27, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Officers, others remember former CPD Chief Jack Cobb

Longtime Camden Police Department (CPD) officer and former Chief Jack Cobb, 75, passed away Sunday. He served the city of Camden from 1975 to 1997, becoming chief in 1993. Cobb's former colleagues remember him as a dedicated policeman, but one who was always ready with a practical joke.

January 24, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 22, 2014

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a Charlotte man Monday after he allegedly tried to carjack a vehicle a KershawHealth parking lot. A CPD incident report identified the arrested man as Shaquan Eric White, 21, of Charlotte. It said he arrived at the hospital by ambulance following a one-vehicle crash in Elgin.

January 22, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man sentenced for shooting at deputies

A circuit court judge sentenced a Camden man to 24 years in prison Thursday after a jury found the defendant guilty of firing shots at Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies in December 2012. Not only is Ernest Maurice Allen, 26, looking at a long incarceration, but his mother, Sabrina Allen, 48, is charged with attempting to influence the key witness in her son's trial.

January 20, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


County crime stats down for 2013

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) has released its crime statistics for 2013 and the good news is most types of incidents were fewer than in 2012. Sheriff Jim Matthews said his deputies' productive year was the result of getting criminals off -- and keeping them off -- the street.

January 15, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Erica Broughton to be remembered at benefit

To say that Erica Marshall Broughton will be missed by those who knew her is an understatement. According to her family, she was beloved by her friends, family and community members. Broughton, a postal employee, volunteer firefighter and youth leader, died following a single vehicle accident in November near Bethune at the age of 26.

January 15, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 15, 2014

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating an incident where a woman left a West DeKalb Street department store with a cart full of merchandise she didn't pay for.

January 15, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests mother of sexually abused girl

Earlier this week, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested 65-year-old Kenneth Parker on charges he sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl on three occasions. Now, the girl's mother is in jail, charged with two counts of unlawful neglect of a child.

January 10, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 8, 2014

Two men, one from Camden, the other living near the town of Kershaw, are in jail on charges in separate sex-related cases.

January 08, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Gag order issued in Miller capital murder case

An order of suppression, commonly called a "gag order" was issued in the capital murder case of Nickolas Jermaine Miller, 25, of Jefferson. The Chronicle-Independent recently learned of the order, which was actually filed several months ago.

January 03, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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Crime Report - Aug. 27, 2014

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators are looking into a suspicious fire at a mobile home in Bethune that took place Aug. 21.

August 27, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Mother, children nearly walk in on burglar

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a county man Monday on a charge of second-degree burglary after he allegedly made his way inside a Kershaw area home and hid when a woman and her two children arrived after school.

August 22, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Murder trial starts Monday

Almost exactly a year after a Bethune senior citizen lost his life over his moped, his accused killer is set to go to trial. Willie Thomas Starnes, 33, of Magnum Road Bethune, is charged with the Aug. 24, 2013, death of Alan Thomas Robinson, 67, also of Bethune. The trial is scheduled to begin Monday at the Kershaw County Courthouse.

August 22, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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