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Crime Report - Feb. 24, 2017

The Elgin Police Department (EPD) reported a high number of motor vehicle break-ins and thefts from motor vehicles in recent weeks.

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man charged with arson for setting own home on fire

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested a Lugoff man on Thursday for allegedly setting his own home on fire Wednesday morning. According to a SLED press release, agents arrested Marvin Leonard Hill, 60, of Longstreet Road, Lugoff and charged him with two counts of second-degree arson.

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


First-grader submits winning KCSO K9 name

Madison Cook, 7 (center), holds up a certificate she received Thursday morning from Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews (back, far left) for being the winner in the "Name Our New KCSO K9" contest. Madison, a first-grader in Harriet Boykin-Garrity's class at Jackson Elementary School, submitted the winning name: K.C. "I was thinking of Kershaw County, and K.C. is short for Kershaw County," Madison said. Celebrating with her and the sheriff in Boykin-Garrity's classroom are Spivey (kneeling, far left) and K.C.; and Madison's parents (standing, from left), her father, Chad, holding her sister, Paisley, and ...

February 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests man after vehicle chase through woods

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy arrested a Lugoff man Wednesday on multiple charges following a car chase through a wooded area in the Lugoff-Elgin area.

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


Crime Report - Feb. 17, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two Lugoff men following an assault that allegedly took place around 5:45 a.m. Sunday.

February 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests five armed men

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested five men, all armed with handguns, early Wednesday morning. Each of the arrested men is suspected of being involved with a series of motor vehicle break-ins in the Elgin area.

February 17, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD arrests man for armed robberies

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a man Wednesday for two armed robberies, one of which took place that day. The other robbery reportedly took place Feb. 11. Two CPD incident reports listed the arrested man as Lee Otis Wise Jr., 19, of Mt. Zion Road, Camden.

February 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


One confirmed wounded in shooting

At least one person suffered injuries from a shooting incident during a post-funeral gathering in Elgin on Sunday evening. The KCSO is seeking the whereabouts of 22-year-old Quenterio Jamal Wilson, 22, of Dixon Road, Elgin in connection with the shooting.

February 14, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Feb. 10, 2017

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) may charge a 35-year-old Elgin man with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature after allegedly taking control of his former roommate's vehicle while riding in it as a passenger a little after noon on Feb. 4, causing it to wreck.

February 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO launches ‘Name our New Kershaw County K9’

The 13-month-old female black lab got on her hind legs to jump up to Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Deputy Justin Spivey's chest. She was excited and playful, as she and Spivey waited for Sheriff Jim Matthews to speak to a few people on Tuesday about finding a name for the KCSO's newest K9 unit. His plan is to have elementary school students -- whether in public, private or home schools -- help name the dog.

February 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R getting ‘bounce house’ obstacle course

Most children, when they think of fire departments, get excited about fire trucks -- ladder trucks, engines, rescue vehicles and pumpers -- and, perhaps, dream of being firefighters one day.

February 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


‘Career criminal’ arrested for allegedly assaulting student

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested an Elgin man for allegedly assaulting a 16-year-old male Lugoff-Elgin High School student on a school bus. The incident reportedly happened Jan. 31.

February 07, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


One arrested, one sought in check cash robbery

Camden Police Department (CPD) officers arrested a Camden man and are seeking another for robbing the Check Into Cash on East DeKalb Street in Camden.

February 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Dept. to celebrate 50th anniversary

The Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department, established on Feb. 5, 1967, will hold its 50th anniversary banquet on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the station, 5203 Mt. Pisgah Road, Kershaw.

February 03, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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


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Chesterfield woman dies in collision

A Chesterfield woman died in Kershaw County in a head-on collision Tuesday morning on U.S. 1 in Cassatt. Kershaw County Coroner David West identified ...

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


LF-R trains new firefighters

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) now has four newly trained volunteer firefighters. According to a LF-R press release, the firefighters recently completed a 105-hour Fundamentals of Firefighting ...

April 28, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested for hitting friend with shovel, twice

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Cassatt man nearly two weeks after he allegedly attacked a friend by striking him twice in ...

April 28, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 25, 2017

A Camden Police Department (CPD) officer released a 19-year-old Sumter man after initially detaining him following a report that the young man had pointed a ...

April 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Bethune man charged with attempted murder

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Bethune man Wednesday for attempted murder in connection with an incident that took place April 15.

April 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man gets 20 years for molesting girls in 2013

Charles Richard Bradberry, 37, of Columbia pleaded guilty April 14 to two counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor victim ages 11-14 ...

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


Two arrested, two sought for carjacking

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested and charged a Columbia man and a 16-year-old girl Thursday for carjacking. A KCSO press release identified ...

April 18, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man dies in tractor accident

A Cassatt man died Friday afternoon while unloading his tractor.

April 18, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 18, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Lugoff man for possession with intent to distribute marijuana April 12.

April 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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