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Crime Report - Nov. 20, 2013

Two men claiming to be brothers tried to swindle a woman into a repaving her driveway for $150.

November 20, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


‘King-size’ training with LFD

Firefighters from the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) recently received full access to the old Burger King building on U.S. 1 in Lugoff for structured firefighter training evolutions.

November 20, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Barn Fire

The Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) battles a barn fire Nov. 12 on Guion Drive off Lachicotte Road in Lugoff. A cold front entering the area brought wind gusts of more than 30 mph to the area, threatening to drive the flames against a nearby residence. LFD Battalion 1, Rescue 10 and Engine 10 arrived on the scene to find the large barn heavily involved in fire. The fire also spread to the yard and woods surrounding the home and threatened a neighbor's detached car garage. LFD crews immediately protected the exposed structures with three attack lines while other crews ...

November 18, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Evans pleads guilty pair of 2011 murders

A Lancaster County man arrested more than two and a half years ago for allegedly murdering his estranged wife and his male roommate in Kershaw County pleaded guilty to those charges on Oct. 31.

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


Five arrested following Nov. 4 Verizon break-in

Five people, including two 16-year-old male juveniles are charged in connection with a break-in at the Verizon store on West DeKalb Street in Camden. The arrests, detailed in a Camden Police Department (CPD) press release issued Tuesday afternoon, took place Monday, Nov. 4. The CPD issued the press release following further investigation that led to additional charges in other jurisdictions.

November 13, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Nov. 13, 2013

An unknown assailant shot a Camden man at a Chestnut Street home just before 7 p.m. Friday. EMS later transported the victim to KershawHealth; he was then flown to a Columbia-area hospital.

November 13, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Cassatt mail carrier, firefighter dies in vehicle accident

A Cassatt mail carrier and volunteer firefighter died Wednesday morning after she ran off the road and into a concrete statue. Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers identified the victim as Erica Broughton, 26, of Cassatt.

November 08, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff man arrested for sexually assaulting teenage relative

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Lugoff man Friday on allegations he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old female relative.

November 06, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO rounds up 17 on drug, other charges

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested 17 people on various charges in the last days of October as a result of a 4-month-long drug distribution investigation.

November 06, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Nov. 6, 2013

A Lugoff woman told Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies she was abducted from her home and raped.

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


Couple jailed for 20 years for child abuse

A Lugoff couple will spend the next 20 years in jail after entering a special plea in connection with charges they severely abused a 4-year-old girl.

November 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Firefighter arrested for sexual conduct with teen

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a career Lugoff firefighter Friday for allegedly engaging in sexual conduct with a teenage girl.

November 04, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Motel manager, residents arrested on drug charges

The manager of a Camden motel is among six people the Camden Police Department (CPD) served warrants for drug distribution. The manager and five others are all residents of the Mona Lisa Motel on West DeKalb Street, according to Chief Joe Floyd. According to CPD reports, officers served motel manager Felicia Renee Johnson, 34, who also lives at the motel, with three warrants for drug distribution in proximity of a school. Officers served the other five residents with warrants for drug distribution.

November 01, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Ernst pleads guilty to CDV

Former Elgin Town Councilman Norman "Bubba" Ernst pled guilty in early October to two counts of criminal domestic violence (CDV) charges filed against him in March of this year. The Chronicle-Independent learned of the plea earlier this week.

November 01, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Accident with injury

Camden police officers and firefighters, and EMS respond to an accident at Broad and DeKalb streets just before noon Monday. According to the Camden Police Department (CPD), an Elgin man driving a 2006 Toyota truck (right) ran a red light while traveling east on DeKalb Street, causing him to hit a 2003 Dodge (left) traveling South on Broad Street. The truck then struck First Palmetto Bank's Karesh building on the southwest corner. CPD Chief Joe Floyd said the driver of the Dodge was taken to the hospital with no life-threatening injuries. Floyd said it was a "standard" accident, aside ...

October 30, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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CFD, LF-R Fill the Boot kickoff Tuesday

Members of the Camden Fire Department (CFD) and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R), along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), will host a special event to kick ...

August 26, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Former sheriff’s candidate pleads guilty in video gambling case

A man who ran against Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews in the 2010 Republican primary could spend up to five years in prison after entering ...

August 26, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Aug. 26, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is reporting a rash of auto break-ins in the Hunter's Crossing subdivision in Elgin on Monday night.

August 26, 2015 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


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