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Crime Report - June 19, 2013

An Elgin woman allegedly pointed a shotgun at her foster son.

June 19, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Near drowning averted at Kendall Lake

One day before an Elgin homeowner found 15-year-old Daven Williams dead in their swimming pool, a Camden man was transported -- alive -- to the hospital after nearly drowning in Kendall Lake. Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd said the 35-year-old man had to be taken to the hospital after he tried to rescue his fiancé's flotation device.

June 19, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Pine Grove Residential student found dead in swimming pool

A 15-year-old teen with a developmental disorder was found dead on Friday after he walked away from the school he attended in Elgin for the second time, according to authorities.

June 17, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


CMA hazing trial continues in Columbia

A federal jury is hearing testimony this week as the trial begins of a lawsuit brought against Camden Military Academy (CMA). In the trial's first days, attorneys for a former cadet have brought forward testimony and evidence they say show that, in 2008, other CMA students raped the then 13-year-old boy, according to news reports. The former cadet, listed in the lawsuit only as "JBC," is now 18.

June 14, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 12, 2013

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a 43-year-old Camden man June 3 after he attempted to break into a car wash on Jefferson Davis Hwy. in east Camden.

June 12, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO to host S.T.A.R.S. summer camps for youth

For the third year in a row, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office will host three summer camps designed for young people who will be in the fifth through eighth grades. The S.T.A.R.S camps, which stands for Self discipline, Teamwork, Attitude, Respect and Selfless Service will give participants a positive, meaningful week of exposure to: crime scene investigations, police K9 demonstrations, fire safety, basic first aid by EMS personnel, Internet safety, anti-bullying, goal setting, team building, law enforcement careers and community service projects.

June 12, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CMA hazing trial begins today

The trial in a federal case of alleged hazing involving sexual assault at Camden Military Academy (CMA) will begin Monday, according to one of the attorneys representing the purported victim from Woodstock, Ga.

June 07, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman shoots at burglary suspects

A homeowner shot at three burglary suspects after they set off her alarm system, waking her up during the early morning hours of June 1. The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) tracked down and arrested the three young men shortly afterward.

June 07, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO named in wrongful death lawsuit

The family of a man who died in 2011 after being arrested by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). The suit, filed May 24, alleges that the actions of Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews and his deputies, led to the death of David Lynn Tyler on May 27, 2011.

June 07, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 5, 2013

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested one of two men Friday accused of posing as cable company employees in order to rob an Elgin home.

June 05, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LFD adopts ‘Adopt-A-Fire Truck’ program

In March, the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) launched a new outreach program into the two elementary schools within its fire district in an effort to help educate young children in fire prevention and firefighter identification. The program, titled "Adopt-A-Fire Truck," involves LFD firefighters dressing out in their full firefighting gear to include the air packs as they arrive at the elementary school. Firefighters then enter the school into the library or classroom and read books to the kids. Fire crews then escort the classes out to the fire trucks and share fire prevention tips while showing off the trucks and ...

June 03, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Two men allegedly stole while victims slept

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested two male suspects, one a juvenile, after they allegedly entered a home in East Camden while the occupants slept and stole an iPhone, car keys and a small quantity of cash. These items had been on the night stand next to where the occupants were sleeping. They subsequently stole a vehicle after leaving the home.

May 31, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man dies in single-vehicle collision

A county man died in a single-vehicle collision Sunday afternoon.

May 29, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 29, 2013

Two men posing as cable company employees robbed a home on Thorton Drive in Elgin at gunpoint May 22.

May 29, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Christmas charged again with CSC

An Elgin man arrested back in September 2011 on two charges of criminal sexual conduct with a minor is in jail yet again on a similar charge.

May 27, 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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