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KCSO agents seize meth labs after chase, fight

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics agents arrested a Cassatt man following a vehicle chase and fight that led to the discovery of a mobile methamphetamine lab in the man's truck. Agents found additional meth-making materials at the residence the man maintains on U.S. 1 in Cassatt.

August 10, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Aug. 8, 2012

A Camden man was shot in the leg after he got into a physical altercation with an unknown subject in a gas station parking lot on West DeKalb Street.

August 08, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Dorton, school trustee, dies in single-vehicle crash

Kershaw County Board of School Trustees member Joseph "Joey" Dorton, 46, died in a single-vehicle car crash early Wednesday morning. Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers said Dorton died at the scene. Fellers said the accident was discovered by a passerby just after 2 a.m. Wednesday. He said the actual accident likely took place sometime during the 1 a.m. hour.

August 03, 2012 | By Martin L. Cahn and Michael Ulmer C-I editors | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden murder suspect arrested after seven years

Seven years ago, the Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a man they knew as 24-year-old Ashiko B. Smith. CPD investigators placed Smith ended in the Kershaw County Detention Center and charged him with murder for fatally shooting 41-year-old Walter James Johnson in March 2005.

August 03, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Aug. 1, 2012

A Camden woman allegedly threatened the residents of her St. Matthews Road home, standing on the porch with a long metal pipe.

August 01, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 25, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Camden man on drug and weapon charges after looking for another man wanted on a bench warrant.

July 25, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Fire Fest is on the way!

The Camden Fire Department's (CFD) 17th annual Fire Fest is set for Sept. 29. The event is held each year on the last Saturday of September to kick off Fire Prevention Week in October. The festival will begin with a 9 a.m. parade of new and antique rescue apparatus through beautiful downtown Camden and end at Rhame City Arena on the corner of Broad and Bull streets where all festivities will take place.

July 25, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Molestation suspect tried to have victim, mother killed

Brian Robert Sharpe, the 25-year-old Johnsonville man arrested Thursday for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl, now faces charges that he tried to have the girl and her mother killed.

July 25, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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July 25, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Drug dealing brothers head to prison

For 20 years, brothers James and Dexter Drakeford sold drugs in Kershaw County. That's over now.

July 23, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lee County man charged with molesting sisters

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested a Lee County man with sexually assaulting three sisters.

July 23, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man charged with sexually assaulting 8-year-old girl

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested a Johnsonville man Thursday, charging him with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in Kershaw County. Brian Robert Sharpe, 25, faces one count of criminal sexual conduct toward a minor under 11.

July 23, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Two men in custody following break-ins

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested two men after determining they were responsible for breaking into several homes and outbuildings near the town of Kershaw. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews identified the two men as David Patrick Schweikert Jr., 21, and Jeffery Joseph Gray, 22, both living at an address on Old Georgetown Road West.

July 11, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Mr. Bear goes to Camden...

Camden residents living along the 600 block of Lyttleton Street received a rude awakening Sunday morning after neighbors spotted a 250 pound black bear roaming around the neighborhood. Camden Police Chief Joe Floyd said 911 dispatchers first received word of the bear about 11:30 a.m. Sunday after getting phone calls from concerned citizens.

July 11, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 11, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies relocated a Cassatt couple, their neighbor and the neighbor's three children from a home after a man chased the male victim with a gun.

July 11, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


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Man arrested for failure to stop for blue lights for third time

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Camden man Tuesday after he turned himself in to deputies. Anthony Lorenzo Jackson, 24, faces charges of failure to stop for a blue light, possession of a stolen pistol, driving under the influence and driving under suspension.

September 26, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 24, 2014

A quick-thinking Camden Police Department (CPD) officer thwarted a potential shoplifter by asking him for help at a West DeKalb Street department store Sept. 17.

September 24, 2014 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I news staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Rushing wins Thurmond Excellence in Law Enforcement award

A Kershaw County man who has served with the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) since 1999 is this year's winner of the state-level Strom Thurmond Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement. SLED Special Agent Jack Rushing III, who lives in Camden, received the award during a banquet at the Fort Jackson Officers' Club on Sept. 12.

September 24, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Saturday marks 19th annual Fire Fest

The 19th Annual Camden/Kershaw County Fire Fest will be held at Rhame Arena, 517 Bull St., on Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. in Camden. This year's event will kick off with the annual parade of fire trucks and emergency vehicles down Broad Street to Rhame Arena. The festivities will include food, competitions and demonstrations.

September 24, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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