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Camden man wounded in drive-by shooting

A Camden man reportedly suffered a gunshot wound to the leg Friday in what the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is calling a drive-by shooting.

March 18, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - March 18, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in Lugoff on Friday.

March 18, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man charged with sexual assault against girl

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a Camden man Friday on charges he allegedly tried to force himself sexually on a 14-year-old girl.

March 16, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Dog training fundraiser exceeds goal by $200

A fundraiser by Kershaw Masonic Lodge No. 29 to help pay for training a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) drug dog named Elsa exceeded its goal March 7. Lodge Worshipful Master Brett Perry said the training will cost $3,800 and the event -- a steak dinner at the Masons Lodge -- raised $4,000.

March 13, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - March 11, 2015

An Elgin man reported the theft of farm equipment and a car from his deceased brother's property March 4.

March 11, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO reports successful night of alcohol compliance checks

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews reported some good news this week, as a series of alcohol compliance checks Monday night resulted in no citations issued to businesses for selling to underage customers.

March 11, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests two for passing counterfeit bills

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two Columbia residents Friday for allegedly passing counterfeit money and attempting to obtain money by fraud.

March 11, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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

(The online version of this story has been changed to reflect the corrent charges against the suspect.)

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


Crime Report - Feb. 25, 2015

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies responded to a Ridgeway home for a report of a burglary and theft Saturday.

February 25, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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Jury awards $225,000 to county couple in DSS case

A Kershaw County jury awarded a total of $225,000 to an east Camden couple on June 15 following a four-day trial involving allegations the ...

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests two Camden ‘Bloods’ gang members

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two members of the "Bloods" gang from Camden after observing suspicious activity at the Camden West Inn ...

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 23, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


DUI suspect pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

On Feb. 25, a county traffic enforcement officer arrested a man for DUI that Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said was an illegal immigrant who ...

June 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO creates internet exchange safe zone

Too often, people read about Craigslist or other internet sales resulting in armed robberies, assaults and even murders. These crimes happen when people show up ...

June 20, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Smoke alarms saved lives in recent fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue crews credit working smoke alarms for alerting occupants about a fire inside of a double-wide mobile home in Lugoff on Tremont Road.

June 20, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD arrests TitleMax robber

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is charging a man in the May 25 armed robbery of the TitleMax on West DeKalb Street and is thanking ...

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests man after 150-plus motorcycle chase

Nearly a week ago, during the early morning hours of Saturday, June 10, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 23-year-old Sumter man ...

June 16, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 16, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man dies in single vehicle collision

A single-vehicle collision on S.C. 34 between Gettys and Three Branches roads claimed the life of a Lugoff man early Saturday morning.

June 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


L-FR receives federal grant

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently received another large federal grant award from the FEMA AFG Grant Program for $74,780. The funds were awarded to purchase ...

June 13, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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