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Missing child, parents located in New Hampshire

Charles Hughes Chandler, a 7-year-old boy reported missing by his grandfather just before Thanksgiving is now in the custody of his paternal grandmother in New Hampshire. According to Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Capt. Steve Knafelc, the boy's grandmother took custody of Charles on Thursday.

December 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R firefighters of the year announced

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Capt. Michael Stanfield and firefighter Mike Puckett are, respectively, the 2015 LF-R career and volunteer firefighters of the year.

December 15, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin man arrested on numerous drug charges

During the early morning hours Thursday, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators arrested James Clerf Javins, 41, of Roberts Drive, Elgin, after they discovered nearly 2 ounces of crack cocaine, 8 grams of cocaine, 4 ounces of marijuana and 20 oxycontin pills following the execution of a search warrant on Javins' residence.

December 15, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO charges three men with multiple burglaries

Three men already in jail in Lancaster County now face multiple burglary charges from Kershaw County.

December 15, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Dec. 15, 2015

A 50-year-old Lugoff man is being held on $9,000 bond for allegedly assaulting a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy while resisting arrest Dec. 9.

December 15, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seeks help in locating missing child

Late Monday evening, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) put out a missing child alert for 7-year-old Charles Hughes Chandler.

December 11, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Dec. 8, 2015

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested one man for marijuana distribution while trying to serve a warrant on another man.

December 08, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Bethune man sentenced in federal steroid case

A Bethune man will spend more than eight years in prison for his involvement in a steroid manufacturing and distribution case.

December 04, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Dec. 1, 2015

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested 12 people for driving under the influence (DUI) during the Thanksgiving weekend. According to a KCSO press release, deputies only arrested one person on I-20; deputies made the remaining arrests on the county's secondary roads.

December 01, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire-Rescue is in the community

Photo 1: Dr. Brian Spilker of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (center) recently purchased and donated pet oxygen mask kits for every fire pumper truck in Kershaw County to include Lugoff, Camden and all county fire departments. Twenty-eight kits were donated to the departments during a brief press conference on Nov. 10 at Lugoff Fire-Rescue headquarters. Deputy Chief Phil Elliott from the Camden Fire Department, Kershaw County Fire Marshal Keith Ray and Chief Dennis Ray with Lugoff Fire-Rescue were on hand to receive all of the masks to place on each fire truck. Mary Ellen Tobias and Nena Sinclair with the ...

November 27, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Nov. 24, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is searching for two men who reportedly brandished a firearm while confronting residents on Watson Drive near Elgin. The men reportedly forced one victim to give up $5.

November 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CHS student dies from injuries sustained in Nov. 13 wreck

Sterling Felder, a 17-year-old outside linebacker who wore the No. 5 jersey for the Camden High School (CHS) Bulldog football team, died Monday morning of injuries sustained in a Nov. 13 collision in Lugoff. Felder lived on Chesnut Ferry Road in Camden, according to Kershaw County Coroner David West.

November 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


One killed, several injured in multiple accidents Friday

Four accidents in Lugoff in the space of about an hour Friday, left one man dead and another being treated for severe injuries. Three of the accidents, including the fatality, took place on U.S. 1 in Lugoff. A fourth accident occurred on U.S. 601 near the I-20 interchange.

November 17, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Nov. 17, 2015

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating the armed robbery of a convenience store in the 2600 block of Broad Street around 8 p.m. Sunday.

November 17, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Two killed in collision

An Elgin woman and her boyfriend died early Thursday morning in a head-on collision on Bowen Street near Tupelo Lane.

November 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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2-year-old girl found safe

Two-year-old Dakota Ray is safe more than a month after being declared missing on April 15. Her parents are under arrest after being located in ...

May 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct charges

Richard Dewayne Hendrix, 19, with addresses in Lugoff and Gaston, pleaded guilty May 11 to three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor ...

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 18, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff provides timeline in Connell case

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews has provided a timeline regarding the investigation leading S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents to charge his former ...

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CHS receives fake threat

Around 8:15 a.m. Monday, Camden High School (CHS) Principal Dan Matthews sent a message via phone and email alerting parents that another fake ...

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


New information in KCSO embezzlement case

New information is being revealed in the wake of embezzlement accusations made against Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews' former administrative assistant, Samantha "Sam" West Connell.

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


McKeever pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

A Camden man originally arrested for murdering his common law wife in May 2016 pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter. According to online Kershaw County ...

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Father and son charged with threatening deputy

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested a Camden man April 29 and charged him and his already jailed 18-year-old son with threatening ...

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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