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Fugitive sex offender apprehended after harming child

A man wanted by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) for allegedly sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl is now in jail.

July 10, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden Fire Department Explorers earns two first-place finishes

Camden Fire Department Explorer Post 09 won two first place awards for the second year in a row at the 108th S.C. Fire-Rescue Conference at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center last month.

July 08, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden Military exonerated in hazing trial

A federal jury exonerated Camden Military Academy (CMA) on all counts in a nearly four-week long hazing trial after deliberating for only 90 minutes Tuesday night.

July 05, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire Department ‘trains for trains’

"The hazard is in not knowing"…that was the primary point emphasized by the CSX Railroad Police (CSXRP) during a training exercise June 29 at Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) headquarters.

July 05, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 3, 2013

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Department of Social Services are looking into a case where a 31-year-old woman with mental issues claimed to have been forced to commit sex acts against her will while staying with someone who was supposed to be taking care of her. One of the alleged victim's friends brought the matter to the KCSO's attention.

July 03, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


County man pleads guilty to breeding, abusing dogs for fights

A Kershaw County man pled guilty June 27 to 12 counts of ill treatment of animals and eight counts of breeding dogs for illegal purposes, all felony charges. Burton Lushawn Mincey, arrested by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Jan. 8, immediately received a sentence of five years, suspended upon one year of active prison time and two years supervised release from Judge Robert Hood at the Kershaw County Courthouse.

July 03, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Two men arrested in West DeKalb Street drug bust

People driving on West DeKalb Street in Camden got to see something they normally don't on a Monday afternoon: a short car chase and the arrest of two men in a drug bust.

July 03, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


SCHP July 4 enforcement begins today

S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) troopers, in conjunction with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), Camden Police Department (CPD) and Kershaw County's Community Action for a Safer Tomorrow (CAST), will begin its July 4th weekend enforcement program Wednesday at 6 a.m. Enhanced patrols, checkpoints and other efforts will continue until 12 a.m. Saturday night.

July 01, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Defense begins case in CMA trial

The civil trial over the alleged 2008 beating and rape of a cadet at Camden Military Academy (CMA) transitioned this week from the plaintiff's case to the defense.

June 28, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 26, 2013

An 18-year-old Lugoff teen was allegedly beat up by three men after he refused to give up his laptop.

June 26, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


SCHP to investigate fatal single-car crash

A 44-year-old Camden man died in a single-car crash on Precipice Road Friday night.

June 24, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Matthews won’t testify at CMA trial

Kershaw County Sheriff James Matthews and two Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies will not testify in a trial about the alleged rape of a former cadet at Camden Military Academy (CMA).

June 21, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests two for auto break-ins

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested two men for allegedly breaking into several vehicles parked at Cassatt Water Co. The two men also allegedly stole gas from Cassatt Water Co. vehicles as well as tools.

June 21, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man accused of sexually assaulting girl

A 50-year-old Camden man is in jail without bond for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.

June 21, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire Explorer Team earns first place at state competition

A team from the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) Explorer Post won a first place ranking June 13 at the annual S.C. Fire Rescue Conference Firefighter Explorer Competition at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

June 19, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Four businesses cited for underage alcohol sales

Four Kershaw County retailers received citations for selling alcohol to underage buyers Tuesday evening. According to a press release, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) conducted undercover operations in which underage individuals supervised by the KCSO attempted to purchase alcoholic beverages from 46 locations where alcohol can be lawfully sold.

February 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Feb. 25, 2015

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies responded to a Ridgeway home for a report of a burglary and theft Saturday.

February 25, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Masons raising funds for KCSO dog’s training

Keeping Kershaw County's schools safe and drug free are top priorities for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and the Kershaw County School District (KCSD). As part of that mission, Elsa, a German shepherd is being trained to sniff out illegal drugs with her primary assignment working in schools.

February 25, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Georgia fugitive caught after high-speed chase

Officers from three law enforcement agencies arrested a Georgia man wanted for attempted murder after he led Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies on a high speed chase on I-20 and then crashed head-on into a Bishopville Police Department (BPD) car. The collision sent both the suspect, Andreas Dominic Washington, 34, and the BPD officer driving the patrol car to the hospital. Officers found Washington in possession of a half-ounce of crack cocaine when they apprehended him.

February 23, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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