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KCSO named in wrongful death lawsuit

The family of a man who died in 2011 after being arrested by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). The suit, filed May 24, alleges that the actions of Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews and his deputies, led to the death of David Lynn Tyler on May 27, 2011.

June 07, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 5, 2013

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested one of two men Friday accused of posing as cable company employees in order to rob an Elgin home.

June 05, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LFD adopts ‘Adopt-A-Fire Truck’ program

In March, the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) launched a new outreach program into the two elementary schools within its fire district in an effort to help educate young children in fire prevention and firefighter identification. The program, titled "Adopt-A-Fire Truck," involves LFD firefighters dressing out in their full firefighting gear to include the air packs as they arrive at the elementary school. Firefighters then enter the school into the library or classroom and read books to the kids. Fire crews then escort the classes out to the fire trucks and share fire prevention tips while showing off the trucks and ...

June 03, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Two men allegedly stole while victims slept

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested two male suspects, one a juvenile, after they allegedly entered a home in East Camden while the occupants slept and stole an iPhone, car keys and a small quantity of cash. These items had been on the night stand next to where the occupants were sleeping. They subsequently stole a vehicle after leaving the home.

May 31, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man dies in single-vehicle collision

A county man died in a single-vehicle collision Sunday afternoon.

May 29, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 29, 2013

Two men posing as cable company employees robbed a home on Thorton Drive in Elgin at gunpoint May 22.

May 29, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Christmas charged again with CSC

An Elgin man arrested back in September 2011 on two charges of criminal sexual conduct with a minor is in jail yet again on a similar charge.

May 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests ‘career criminals’

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested two men they say are career criminals, one from Lugoff, the other from Columbia. A third man is being sought.

May 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Five stores cited for selling beer to minor

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) cited five county businesses -- two each in Camden and Elgin and one in Lugoff -- for selling beer to underage individuals during an undercover operation Monday.

May 24, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman killed in moped vs. truck collision

A Camden woman who died Tuesday night after she hit a 1990 Ford Pickup truck on Brewer Spring Road, Camden may have been on her cell phone, according to Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers.

May 24, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Third suspect arrested in March hit and run case

The S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) arrested a third suspect in an Elgin hit-and-run case from earlier this year.

May 22, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 22, 2013

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) charged two men and a woman, all of Camden, with drug possession after placing their home under surveillance for several months.

May 22, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Second arrest in fatal accident

A second arrest was made in the case of a fatal hit-and-run in Elgin on March 1. 26-year-old Jesus Corona Cabal, of Columbia, was charged with accessory after the fact for helping the driver involved in the hit and run "destroy" the 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse that hit and killed Derk Lawrence Maricle of Lugoff, S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Brent Kelly said.

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


Cassatt woman killed when hit by train

A Cassatt woman died after she was hit by a train four miles north of Camden near Sanders Creek Road.

May 17, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman arrested in fatal March hit and run

For more than two months, the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) sought the driver of an unknown vehicle that fatally struck and killed a pedestrian on Blaney Road during the early morning hours of March 1.

May 15, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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LF-R publishes results of wildfire protection survey

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently teamed up with the S.C. Forestry Commission (SCFC) on a 10-month district-wide survey of the wildfire potential among homes, businesses and industries protected by the department. Lugoff Fire Marshal Will Catoe escorted SCFC assessors to collect data for the complete assessment, which included photos and threat areas.

July 06, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire-Rescue responds to apartment fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue crews responded to the Sherwood Apartments in Lugoff on the evening of June 30 around 10:30 p.m. for a fire reported inside an unoccupied apartment by other people living at the complex. According to a LF-R statement released Thursday, Lugoff Ladder 10 and Rescue Engine 10 arrived to find smoke coming from a second floor apartment. Firefighters forced open the door and found a fire from food left unattended on the stove. Crews quickly extinguished the fire, limiting damage to the stove area. According to the LF-R, the occupants had left the apartment and were not ...

July 06, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Kershaw County fire chiefs urge fireworks safety

Saturday is July 4. It is celebrated in many ways, with cookouts, patriotic concerts and parades. But one fun thing about the holiday carrying the potential for danger is fireworks. Kershaw County fire chiefs want everyone to have fun this weekend, but to also use caution and common sense when dealing with fireworks.

July 03, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Parents return bank robbery suspect to jail after escape

The parents of a suspect arrested for the June 23 Sandhills Bank robbery in Bethune drove their son back to the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC) on Wednesday after he escaped earlier in the day.

July 03, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 1, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) recently released details on the June 23 robbery at Sandhills Bank in Bethune.

July 01, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin officer arrested for criminal domestic violence

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested an Elgin police officer Monday on a charge of second-degree criminal domestic violence.

July 01, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Former deputy to serve 20 years for sexual assault

A former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy will spend 20 years in prison for a series of sexual acts with a child less than 11 years old.

July 01, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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