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Crime Report - July 17, 2013

A 21-year-old Camden man said he was assaulted with a baseball bat after he got into a confrontation with an old foe at a party on Spring Creek Road in Lugoff.

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


Missing Lugoff man’s body found Monday afternoon

The body of a 44-year-old Lugoff man that went missing after he fell out of his boat into the Wateree River was found late Monday afternoon. Michael Thompson fell out of his boat into the Wateree River around 11 p.m. Saturday after he and a female friend hit debris in the river, according to Camden Fire Department Chief John Bowers, who also acts as director the Camden-Kershaw County Rescue Squad (C-KCRS).

July 10, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 10, 2013

A 34-year-old Lugoff man is accused of inappropriately touching two teenage girls and a 21-year-old woman, and of having sex with one of the teens. Neither a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) report nor online court records indicate deputies have charged the man with a crime as of Tuesday afternoon.

July 10, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Fugitive sex offender apprehended after harming child

A man wanted by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) for allegedly sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl is now in jail.

July 10, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden Fire Department Explorers earns two first-place finishes

Camden Fire Department Explorer Post 09 won two first place awards for the second year in a row at the 108th S.C. Fire-Rescue Conference at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center last month.

July 08, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden Military exonerated in hazing trial

A federal jury exonerated Camden Military Academy (CMA) on all counts in a nearly four-week long hazing trial after deliberating for only 90 minutes Tuesday night.

July 05, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire Department ‘trains for trains’

"The hazard is in not knowing"…that was the primary point emphasized by the CSX Railroad Police (CSXRP) during a training exercise June 29 at Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) headquarters.

July 05, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 3, 2013

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Department of Social Services are looking into a case where a 31-year-old woman with mental issues claimed to have been forced to commit sex acts against her will while staying with someone who was supposed to be taking care of her. One of the alleged victim's friends brought the matter to the KCSO's attention.

July 03, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


County man pleads guilty to breeding, abusing dogs for fights

A Kershaw County man pled guilty June 27 to 12 counts of ill treatment of animals and eight counts of breeding dogs for illegal purposes, all felony charges. Burton Lushawn Mincey, arrested by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Jan. 8, immediately received a sentence of five years, suspended upon one year of active prison time and two years supervised release from Judge Robert Hood at the Kershaw County Courthouse.

July 03, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Two men arrested in West DeKalb Street drug bust

People driving on West DeKalb Street in Camden got to see something they normally don't on a Monday afternoon: a short car chase and the arrest of two men in a drug bust.

July 03, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


SCHP July 4 enforcement begins today

S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) troopers, in conjunction with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), Camden Police Department (CPD) and Kershaw County's Community Action for a Safer Tomorrow (CAST), will begin its July 4th weekend enforcement program Wednesday at 6 a.m. Enhanced patrols, checkpoints and other efforts will continue until 12 a.m. Saturday night.

July 01, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Defense begins case in CMA trial

The civil trial over the alleged 2008 beating and rape of a cadet at Camden Military Academy (CMA) transitioned this week from the plaintiff's case to the defense.

June 28, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 26, 2013

An 18-year-old Lugoff teen was allegedly beat up by three men after he refused to give up his laptop.

June 26, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


SCHP to investigate fatal single-car crash

A 44-year-old Camden man died in a single-car crash on Precipice Road Friday night.

June 24, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Matthews won’t testify at CMA trial

Kershaw County Sheriff James Matthews and two Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies will not testify in a trial about the alleged rape of a former cadet at Camden Military Academy (CMA).

June 21, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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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


Man killed in single car crash Thursday night

A 43-year-old man died Thursday night after apparently running through a stop sign at a T-intersection and driving into a wooded area.

June 29, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R quickly stops June 22 Lugoff mobile home fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews quickly stopped a mobile home fire on the 400 block of Oakview Drive off Wildwood Lane in Lugoff the evening of June 22.

June 29, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Two teens charged with multiple auto break-ins

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two young men Wednesday on charges of five counts of theft from a motor vehicle, one count of burglary and one count of petit larceny.

June 26, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Two arrested in Sandhills Bank robbery

Two men are in jail today, charged in Tuesday's armed robbery of Sandhills Bank in Bethune.

June 26, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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