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Crime Report - March 27, 2013

A Fayetteville, N.C., man and woman were arrested after a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy found a pistol, marijuana, cocaine and more than $600 in cash in their vehicle.

March 27, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden Police Department, partners ready for 81st Cup

Kershaw County residents, their guests and others attending the 81st annual Carolina Cup should feel safe this weekend as there will be 17 law enforcement organizations and additional support service agencies patrolling the area.

March 25, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Three arrested following string of auto break-ins

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested three teenagers Thursday in connection with a string of automobile break-ins in the Lugoff and Elgin areas.

March 22, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - March 20, 2013

A 25-year-old man allegedly raped a 21-year-old county woman in the driveway of her home.

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


Bond denied again for 2011 rape suspect

A circuit court judge denied bond Friday for a Columbia man accused of the October 2011 carjacking of a woman in Columbia and raping her in Kershaw County. Franklin Graham, 26, who faces charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping, has been held without bond in the Kershaw County Detention Center since his arrest 16 months ago. A judge initially denied Graham bond shortly after his arrest in 2011. Since being detained, he has been additionally charged with being a prisoner carrying or concealing a weapon, according to online court records.

March 20, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Crime-Police-Fire


Cassatt man faces sex charges in Sumter County

A Kershaw County man is out on bond from a Sumter County jail after being accused of having sexual intercourse with his stepdaughter.

March 18, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD honors officers at banquet

March 13, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


DUI-related deaths rising in Kershaw County

Lee Ann Stockman, 51, of Elgin began serving a six-year jail term March 8.

March 13, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Patrol cars struck during chase; two arrested

Two people from North Carolina are in jail following a high speed chase Tuesday on I-20 into Lee County where one of the suspects rammed a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) patrol car and one from Lee County. In a press release, KCSO identified those arrested as Clinton Harris, 30, and Jametrice Jacobs, 26, both of North Carolina.

March 08, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seizes $342,000 worth of counterfeit items

Acting on information received from the Tennessee Attorney General's Office, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators seized $342,000 worth of counterfeit trademark logos from a county residence and arrested Frederick L. Bartlett, 65, of Elgin.

March 08, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Matthews, sheriff’s association opposes SRO bill

A bill that would legally require every public school in South Carolina to have a school resource officer (SRO) has sheriff's offices across the state questioning how they might proceed with limited funding and personnel. That includes the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Sheriff Jim Matthews.

March 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - March 6, 2013

Two Kershaw County School District students were found smoking marijuana in the shower-area on their high school campus.

March 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


SCHP looking for car that killed Lugoff man

The S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) and Crimestoppers is looking for any information that might lead them to a car that struck and killed Derk Lawrence Maricle, 50, of Lugoff, early Friday morning. A SCHP spokesperson said Maricle was walking north on Blaney Road some time before 3 a.m. Friday when an unknown vehicle apparently struck and killed him. The collision took place near U.S. 1 near the Richland County line.

March 04, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


SCHP, Crimestoppers seek information on fatal hit and run

(UPDATED)

March 01, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Internet sexual predator sentenced to 20 years

A Gastonia, N.C., man arrested in March 2012 caught in a Internet sexual predator sting and accused of engaging in sexual relations with a 15-year-old Kershaw County girl will now spend up to the next 20 years in prison.

February 27, 2013 | | 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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