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Man charged in burglaries

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators have charged a Montana man in connection with a series of burglaries earlier this month.

September 28, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


C-I files FOIA request in Cushman case

The Chronicle-Independent delivered copies of a S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request Monday to the city of Camden in relation to misconduct in office charges against suspended City Attorney Charles Cushman. The FOIA request is addressed to City Manager Kevin Bronson and Camden Police Chief Joe Floyd, with a copy delivered to Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham.

September 26, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cassatt man charged with killing roommate

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies discovered a decapitated and dismembered body in a shed behind a home on Dogwood Lane in Cassatt early Monday morning.

September 26, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 26, 2012

An Elgin woman allegedly tried to attack three women with a pitchfork.

September 26, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


‘Donations from defendants went into restricted drug fund

Suspended Camden City Attorney Charles Cushman is charged with misconduct in office, accused of dismissing charges against municipal court defendants in exchange for "donations" into the Camden City Drug Fund.

September 24, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CFD kicks off National Fire Prevention Month

The Camden Fire Department (CFD) will host the 17th annual Fire Fest at Rhame Arena on Saturday, Sept. 29. Rhame Arena is located on the corner of Bull and Broad streets in downtown Camden.

September 19, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 19, 2012

A Cassatt man allegedly hit his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach with his car door, according to a Camden Police Department (CPD) report.

September 19, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Leads dwindle as search continues for Laster

The Elgin Police Department (EPD) has little grounds to charge Freddie Grant in the case of a missing Elgin woman from Florida. Grant is thought to be connected with the disappearance of Adriana Laster, 28, last seen in September 2011. EPD Chief Harold Brown has previously confirmed that Laster lived with Grant before she disappeared.

September 19, 2012 | Denise Schnese | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSF establishes new Leonard Price award

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) Board of Directors has established a new annual citizen award to recognize the support of Kershaw County residents for the Sheriff's Office. The "Leonard Price Friend of Law Enforcement Award" is named after Mr. Leonard L. Price, a resident of the North Central area of Kershaw County who has invested heavily in supporting law enforcement.

September 19, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


County man sentenced to 25 years for CSC

A Camden man will spend the next 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to criminal sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 11. Paris Nates III, 35, who appeared before a circuit court judge earlier this week at the Kershaw County Courthouse could have faced up to 30 years in prison.

September 19, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO to begin enforcing new noise ordinance

Kershaw County Council adopted a noise ordinance in July that will be enforced by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office. The new ordinance will target loud and unnecessary noise in unincorporated residential areas of the county.

September 17, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin man ‘knows how to beat the system’

The 52-year-old Elgin man suspected of the kidnapping of a 16-year-old Northeast Columbia teen and a suspect in the disappearance of a 28-year-old Florida native has had a history of slipping through the legal system.

September 12, 2012 | By Miciah Bennett and Denise Schnese C-I news staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 12, 2012

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) reported that a man saw two people in a white Ford truck and a third in a green Dodge car driving down the street with his washer, dryer and stove in their vehicles.

September 12, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


PTHS, district may have violated crime reporting law

Although it is working with the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) to improve communications, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) believes district officials may have violated state law in failing to inform deputies of an incident at Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS). The incident took place Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 5, not Thursday as first reported by school officials.

September 12, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


DHEC: ‘most ... danger’ from explosion, not chemicals

(The online version of this story has been corrected to reflect, as indicated in the second paragraph, that "...the explosion resulted in the release of chemicals..." and not "from the release" as published in Wednesday's print edition of the story. The C-I apologizes for any confusion.)

September 12, 2012 | By Denise Schnese and Martin L. Cahn C-I news staff | Crime-Police-Fire


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‘Tie One On’ for MADD

With the 2014 holiday season upon us, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), along with law enforcement and other emergency services are encouraging everyone use a red ribbon to "Tie One On" for safety. Local MADD representatives, emergency personnel and family members of victims of drunk driving gathered Tuesday at Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) for an event to kick off the 28th year of the campaign. Participants urged everyone to act responsibly if they choose to consume alcohol.

November 21, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report for Nov. 19, 2014

During undercover operations Monday, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) cited four businesses for selling tobacco or alcohol to underage buyers. According to a KCSO press release, underage participants under KCSO supervision attempted to make illegal purchases at 23 businesses where tobacco and alcohol are legally sold.

November 19, 2014 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Talbot promoted to commander of SCHP training unit

An Elgin man is now commander of the S.C. Highway Patrol's training division.

November 19, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R supporting battalion chief’s ill son

Firefighters and other emergency responders are always quick to help those in need. It's their job and it's in their training, but it's also in their nature and personality. When one of their own has some type of crisis, they are also quick to do all they can to help.

November 19, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Support grows for Lugoff arson victim Pearl Brown

Support for an arson victim who lost essentially all she owned continues to pour in from residents of the West Wateree area and other sections of Kershaw County. What authorities said was an intentionally set fire destroyed the home of Pearl Brown, 76 on Nov. 4. Investigators said the crime appeared to be an act of attempted revenge targeting the wrong house.

November 17, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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