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Crime Report - April 12, 2016

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy used a Taser to keep a 45-year-old Lugoff man from harming himself with a knife following a series of events on the evening of April 6.

April 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


New ambulances rolling in Kershaw County

Kershaw County emergency medical technicians Paul Taylor and Ethan Blackmon really like their new ambulance. Taylor, an advanced EMT originally from Elgin who returned to work in Kershaw County three years ago, and Blackmon, a part-time intermediate EMT who works full time for the Columbia Fire Department, have each served emergency medical teams for seven years.

April 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO is DUI Agency of the Year for fifth year

For the fifth consecutive year, The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is being recognized as the Agency of the Year for department with between 51 and 100 officers by the S.C. Department of Public Safety and the Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs. The award, presented during a ceremony Wednesday in Columbia, recognizes the KCSO for "excelling in the area of DUI arrests, DUI victim services, and under-age drinking programs in SC during 2015," according to a KCSO press release.

April 08, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests couple for operating meth lab

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Lugoff couple the evening of March 31 for allegedly operating a methamphetamine, or meth, lab in their home. According to a KCSO press release, deputies arrested David M. Gibson, 37, and Shannon Raye Smith, 36, both of Riverside Drive in Lugoff. The home is in a neighborhood near the intersection of U.S. 1 and Longtown Road. Deputies arrested the couple after KCSO narcotics investigators received information from citizens during the past month indicating the couple was producing meth in the home.

April 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man killed by car while trying to check mail

A Cassatt man died around 11:30 a.m. Monday after being hit by a vehicle while he tried to cross U.S. 1 to check his mailbox.

April 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 5, 2016

Officers arrested a 14-year-old juvenile female on the evening of March 26 after responding to a disturbance at a Chesnut Ferry Road apartment complex.

April 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff fire crews battle fire at INVISTA in March

Back in mid-March, dispatchers sent Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews to INVISTA off U.S. 1 in Lugoff for a vehicle on fire behind one of the company's large industrial buildings.

April 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - March 29, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators are looking into a theft perpetrated from the scene of a 68-year-old man's natural death on March 19 near Jefferson.

March 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Rabon murder featured Sunday on cable TV show

The case of an 18-year-old Lugoff woman strangled to death by a male acquaintance in February 2014 was featured as a new episode of "On the Case with Paula Zahn" on the Investigation Discovery cable network. The episode, titled "Tracks of a Killer," aired Sunday at 10 p.m.

March 25, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested for assaulting student at middle school

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Lugoff man for allegedly assaulting a 12-year-old male student at Leslie Stover Middle School (LSMS) on Tuesday morning.

March 25, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - March 22, 2016

Camden Police Department (CPD) officers arrested a 22-year-old man for allegedly attacking a motel manager and his wife and robbing the office on Friday morning.

March 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man found guilty of incest sentenced to 30 years in prison

A 39-year-old man found guilty by a jury Friday of incest and criminal sexual conduct will spend the better part of 30 years in prison. A circuit court judge sentenced James Wayne Miller to consecutive 10- and 20-year sentences for sexually assaulting his own daughter for more than a year during 2011 and 2012. He will have to serve at least 85 percent of the 30 years before he is eligible to be released from prison.

March 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - March 15, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 27-year-old Elgin woman after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend in the shoulder Sunday evening.

March 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man who shot into ex-girlfriend’s home released on good behavior

An east Camden woman said she is "stunned" her ex-boyfriend -- who admitted to and was jailed for shooting into her home in July 2014 while she and her 11-year-old were home -- is already out of prison.

March 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Grand jury returns no-bill for Methe

The Kershaw County Grand Jury returned a no-bill on charges of voluntary manslaughter against Jimmy Joe Methe, the 49-year-old east Camden man arrested a month ago for fatally shooting 17-year-old Brandon Scott Spencer during what appeared to be an attempt to break into one of Methe's vehicles.

March 11, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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2-year-old girl found safe

Two-year-old Dakota Ray is safe more than a month after being declared missing on April 15. Her parents are under arrest after being located in ...

May 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct charges

Richard Dewayne Hendrix, 19, with addresses in Lugoff and Gaston, pleaded guilty May 11 to three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor ...

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 18, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff provides timeline in Connell case

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews has provided a timeline regarding the investigation leading S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents to charge his former ...

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CHS receives fake threat

Around 8:15 a.m. Monday, Camden High School (CHS) Principal Dan Matthews sent a message via phone and email alerting parents that another fake ...

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


New information in KCSO embezzlement case

New information is being revealed in the wake of embezzlement accusations made against Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews' former administrative assistant, Samantha "Sam" West Connell.

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


McKeever pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

A Camden man originally arrested for murdering his common law wife in May 2016 pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter. According to online Kershaw County ...

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Father and son charged with threatening deputy

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested a Camden man April 29 and charged him and his already jailed 18-year-old son with threatening ...

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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