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BBQ fundraiser nets $1,000 for KC Sheriff’s Foundation

Gadgets of Lugoff recently hosted a BBQ cook-off to raise money for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation. Sixteen teams of BBQ cooking experts, members of the S.C. BBQ Association from all over South Carolina, and one team from North Carolina, all competed for three prizes. The winning team, "Pimp My Pig" received a trophy and cash prize.

November 28, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Moped rider dies in collision

A Cassatt man died Sunday afternoon after he tried to turn in front of an approaching SUV.

November 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man shot multiple times at nightclub

During the early morning hours Saturday, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies responded to a shots fired call at Club Sauce, 790 U.S. 1 North. When responding deputies arrived at the club where a large crowd had gathered, they found a very chaotic scene. One of the security guards at the club advised that the victim had been transported by private vehicle to the hospital.

November 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Deputy revives overdose victim with Narcan

In June, all Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies were trained in the use of Narcan, an emergency antidote for a person or even an animal that is demonstrating symptoms of an opioid overdose. Each deputy was issued two Narcan dosages.

November 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Nov. 21, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

November 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman dies from injuries suffered in collision

A Cassatt woman died Sunday, three days after being involved in a vehicle collision on U.S. 1 North in Cassatt.

November 14, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Another car break-in suspect pleads guilty

Ethan Kane Hanselman, 19, of Broad Street, Camden, pleaded guilty to four counts of breaking into motor vehicles and one count each of unlawful carrying of a pistol and one count of financial transaction card theft. Circuit Court Judge Deandrea G. Benjamin sentenced Hanselman to a total of five years in prison under the S.C. Youthful Offender Act, credited with 95 days time served and suspended with 18 months probation, substance abuse counseling, and random drug and alcohol testing. The sentencing information also indicated Hanselman's case is being transferred to the state of Ohio.

November 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin man no longer faces murder charge

Kenneth Cordell Rainer, 42, of Elgin, no longer has a murder charge against him. According to online court records, the Kershaw County Grand Jury declined to indict Rainer for allegedly shooting a man in May who then succumbed to his wounds. The Kershaw County Clerk of Court's website published the grand jury's decision Wednesday.

November 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Burglary suspect caught by armed homeowner

An armed homeowner caught a burglary suspect and held him at gunpoint until law enforcement could get to the scene, according to a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office press release.

November 07, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Nov. 3, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

November 03, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Nominations open for 2017 Deputy of the Year

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) Board of Directors invites the public to submit nominations for the "2017 Kershaw County Sheriff's Office Deputy of the Year Award." The award recognizes a KCSO deputy who exhibits exemplary service to our county and citizens in the current calendar year. The KCSO winner will receive a $1,000 prize funded by anonymous supporters of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office and the KCSF.

November 03, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Target approves KCSO grant

On Oct. 26, the Target Corporation approved a $9,000 grant for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO).

November 03, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Auto break-in suspect gets probation after guilty pleas

One of three young men arrested in March for multiple motor vehicle break-ins in and around Camden pleaded guilty Oct. 12. According to online court records, Jonathan William Ray, 22, of Mount Hebron Road, Cassatt, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of larceny/motor vehicle break-in. A circuit court judge sentenced him to five years in prison, suspended to time served and four years probation. The judge also ordered Ray to obtain his GED and to undergo both substance abuse counseling and random drug and alcohol tests.

October 31, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


2-year-old dies in Cassatt collision

A 2-year-old Cassatt girl died Monday night from injuries sustained in a two-car collision a little after 6 p.m. at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road West and Robinson Town Road.

October 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Ray leaving LF-R to be fire academy superintendent

Dennis Ray, who has led Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) since June 2010, will leave the agency to become the new superintendent of the S.C. Fire Academy and, thus, the chief of firefighting training for the state. Ray will also become the assistant state fire marshal for South Carolina. His last day with the LF-R will be Nov. 27. He will start his new work at the fire academy on Dec. 1.

October 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Injured woman recovering in Columbia

A woman struck by a pickup truck while she and her 13-year-old grandson were crossing DeKalb Street from the Little Theater in Camden on Sunday ...

January 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Jackson’s bond revoked

A circuit court judge revoked a previously set bond for a man arrested by Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies on Dec. 29, 2017 ...

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO nabs two out of state fugitives

Two fugitives from out of state were caught in Kershaw County last week.

January 09, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Davis is KCSF Deputy of the Year

Surrounded by his co-workers at the annual Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Christmas lunch, a surprised Investigator Chris Davis graciously accepted the 2017 Deputy ...

January 05, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff man arrested after chase ends in Wateree River

At about 6:30 p.m. Dec. 29, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested Cody Gene Jackson, 26, of Highway 601 South, Lugoff ...

January 05, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Rushing assumes chief deputy duties at KCSO

Prior to his election as Kershaw County Sheriff, Jim Matthews sought out Marvin Lee Brown who was a S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED ...

January 05, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Wednesday afternoon traffic accident kills Darlington man

A single vehicle accident caused by icy road conditions in Kershaw County Wednesday afternoon left one man dead.

January 05, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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