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Bond denied again for 2011 rape suspect

A circuit court judge denied bond Friday for a Columbia man accused of the October 2011 carjacking of a woman in Columbia and raping her in Kershaw County. Franklin Graham, 26, who faces charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping, has been held without bond in the Kershaw County Detention Center since his arrest 16 months ago. A judge initially denied Graham bond shortly after his arrest in 2011. Since being detained, he has been additionally charged with being a prisoner carrying or concealing a weapon, according to online court records.

March 20, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Crime-Police-Fire


Cassatt man faces sex charges in Sumter County

A Kershaw County man is out on bond from a Sumter County jail after being accused of having sexual intercourse with his stepdaughter.

March 18, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD honors officers at banquet

March 13, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


DUI-related deaths rising in Kershaw County

Lee Ann Stockman, 51, of Elgin began serving a six-year jail term March 8.

March 13, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Patrol cars struck during chase; two arrested

Two people from North Carolina are in jail following a high speed chase Tuesday on I-20 into Lee County where one of the suspects rammed a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) patrol car and one from Lee County. In a press release, KCSO identified those arrested as Clinton Harris, 30, and Jametrice Jacobs, 26, both of North Carolina.

March 08, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seizes $342,000 worth of counterfeit items

Acting on information received from the Tennessee Attorney General's Office, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators seized $342,000 worth of counterfeit trademark logos from a county residence and arrested Frederick L. Bartlett, 65, of Elgin.

March 08, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Matthews, sheriff’s association opposes SRO bill

A bill that would legally require every public school in South Carolina to have a school resource officer (SRO) has sheriff's offices across the state questioning how they might proceed with limited funding and personnel. That includes the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Sheriff Jim Matthews.

March 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - March 6, 2013

Two Kershaw County School District students were found smoking marijuana in the shower-area on their high school campus.

March 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


SCHP looking for car that killed Lugoff man

The S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) and Crimestoppers is looking for any information that might lead them to a car that struck and killed Derk Lawrence Maricle, 50, of Lugoff, early Friday morning. A SCHP spokesperson said Maricle was walking north on Blaney Road some time before 3 a.m. Friday when an unknown vehicle apparently struck and killed him. The collision took place near U.S. 1 near the Richland County line.

March 04, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


SCHP, Crimestoppers seek information on fatal hit and run

(UPDATED)

March 01, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Internet sexual predator sentenced to 20 years

A Gastonia, N.C., man arrested in March 2012 caught in a Internet sexual predator sting and accused of engaging in sexual relations with a 15-year-old Kershaw County girl will now spend up to the next 20 years in prison.

February 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


K-Mart armed robbery suspect arrested

A person of interest in the armed robbery of the Camden Kmart is now arrested and charged with the crime.

February 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


American Legion recognizes Deputy of the Year

Northeast Columbia American Legion Post 182 recognized Lt. Chris "Bird" Boykin as Kershaw County's 2012 Deputy of the Year in a ceremony held at the Ft. Jackson Officers Club on February 12.

February 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Feb. 27, 2013

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is looking for a reportedly missing Australia woman who was supposed to be in Lugoff recently.

February 27, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Can sex offenders be on school grounds?

Some Kershaw County parents have expressed concern about whether a convicted sex offender is allowed on public school grounds.

February 25, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


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Elgin man arrested for murder of adult son

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested an Elgin man Thursday, charging him with murder in the shooting death of his son. According to a KCSO press release, Stephen Earl Wood Sr., 68, of Thorton Drive, Elgin, is accused of shooting and killing Stephen Earl Wood Jr., 26, who also lived at the home with his wife and two children.

March 06, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Former Elgin police officer arrested

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and Richland County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a former Elgin Police Department officer and Richland County deputy Tuesday. Darrell Tucker, 43, is charged with third-degree solicitation of a minor. SLED spokesman Thom Berry confirmed the arrest Thursday.

March 06, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Miller to spend life in prison for murdering Melton

Nickolas Jermaine Miller, 26, was supposed to face a jury in February 2016 for abducting Hope Roscoe Melton, 30, of Chesterfield County, on Dec. 26, 2011, and bringing her to Kershaw County where he raped and killed her by beating her with a baseball bat. He was supposed to face the death penalty.

March 06, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Georgia fugitive arrested with large quantity of drugs

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Delaware man wanted in Georgia, and the man's female companion Sunday. According to a KCSO press release, deputies arrested Charlie McLaughlin III, 31, and Kelly Molina, 30, both of Wilmington, Del., after he stopped them for speeding on I-20.

March 04, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - March 4, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Bishopville man on an outstanding warrant Feb. 26 and then added charges of giving false information and threatening the life of a public official in the process.

March 04, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man arrested for attempted murder, more

A Camden man is behind bars, charged with two counts of attempted murder, three counts of pointing and presenting a firearm and one count of breach of trust. Timmy Deandre Bennett, 21, of Knights Hill Road, Camden, turned himself in to the Camden Police Department (CPD) on Wednesday.

March 02, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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


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