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.
A Kershaw County man is out on bond from a Sumter County jail after being accused of having sexual intercourse with his stepdaughter.
Lee Ann Stockman, 51, of Elgin began serving a six-year jail term March 8.
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.
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.
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.
Two Kershaw County School District students were found smoking marijuana in the shower-area on their high school campus.
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.
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.
A person of interest in the armed robbery of the Camden Kmart is now arrested and charged with the crime.
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.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is looking for a reportedly missing Australia woman who was supposed to be in Lugoff recently.
Some Kershaw County parents have expressed concern about whether a convicted sex offender is allowed on public school grounds.
With the 2014 holiday season upon us, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), along with law enforcement and other emergency services are encouraging everyone use a red ribbon to "Tie One On" for safety. Local MADD representatives, emergency personnel and family members of victims of drunk driving gathered Tuesday at Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) for an event to kick off the 28th year of the campaign. Participants urged everyone to act responsibly if they choose to consume alcohol.
During undercover operations Monday, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) cited four businesses for selling tobacco or alcohol to underage buyers. According to a KCSO press release, underage participants under KCSO supervision attempted to make illegal purchases at 23 businesses where tobacco and alcohol are legally sold.
An Elgin man is now commander of the S.C. Highway Patrol's training division.
Firefighters and other emergency responders are always quick to help those in need. It's their job and it's in their training, but it's also in their nature and personality. When one of their own has some type of crisis, they are also quick to do all they can to help.
Support for an arson victim who lost essentially all she owned continues to pour in from residents of the West Wateree area and other sections of Kershaw County. What authorities said was an intentionally set fire destroyed the home of Pearl Brown, 76 on Nov. 4. Investigators said the crime appeared to be an act of attempted revenge targeting the wrong house.
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