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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


KCSO seizes 102 lbs. of marijuana during I-20 stop

At approximately 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) traffic officers arrested Donald Wayne Gillham Jr., 45, of Sun City Center, Fla., after an officer stopped the 2012 Chevrolet he was driving on I-20 in Kershaw County and found 102 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of his vehicle.

July 06, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Long-time civil service chief retires from KCSO

Warren "Buddy" Moseley started working for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) in 1980 at the age of 28. After 32 years of service at the KCSO, Moseley retired June 27 from his position as captain of the Civil Division.

July 06, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Electric cooperative warns members of scam

Lynches River Electric Cooperative (LREC) is warning members of a telephone scam targeting cooperative members. LREC representatives said another South Carolina electric cooperative has reported its members have received phone calls from an individual claiming to represent the cooperative. The member is told their bill is past due and asked to provide their credit card number for payment.

July 06, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Storms knock out power across country

Severe storms that hit the area Sunday evening left about one-third of Kershaw County residents without power Sunday and Monday morning according to Kershaw County Fire Marshal Gene Faulkenberry.

July 04, 2012 | By Michael Ulmer, Miciah Bennett and Martin L. Cahn C-I news staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 4, 2012

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is looking into a report that a male suspect forced a Camden man to drive him to Columbia at gunpoint.

July 04, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Fireworks safety tips

Independence Day: The time of year that we celebrate our freedom all across our nation and realize this freedom we enjoy is not free. Many have given their lives for the freedom we enjoy daily and this is a perfect time to reflect on this blessing. We are not, however, independent of safety as many celebrate this upcoming holiday. This is not a time to be careless and foolish; especially with the use of fireworks. In 2010, over 8,000 people visited the emergency room across the nation with over 50% of those people under the age of 20 from ...

July 04, 2012 | By Dennis K. Ray, LFD chief | Crime-Police-Fire


An in-vest-ment

July 02, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests three in drive-by shooting case

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested three people between Tuesday and Friday in connection with a drive-by shooting that took place Tuesday. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said deputies arrested one of the suspects Friday and the other two earlier in the week.

July 02, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Stabbing suspect in custody

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested Paul Franklin Washington (18) of Camden after he stabbed Peyton Darvis Johnson in the chest following a verbal altercation.

July 02, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 27, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies conducting a welfare check at a Falling Leaf Lane, Elgin home, discovered a woman's body in a Jacuzzi-style bathtub.

June 27, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


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Crime Report - Oct. 29, 2014

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating an alleged case of extortion and blackmail reported to officers Saturday.

October 29, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO supports cancer research, constable

In May 2008, Nancy Watts, a constable who works for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), learned she had breast cancer. For many people, a cancer diagnosis is devastating news. It certainly came as a shock to Watts, who is one of the individuals who is tasked with serving civil papers for the KCSO's civil division. Watts' doctor recommended she undergo a mastectomy. Normally, a mastectomy requires the patient be out of work for eight weeks. In Watts' case, she came back after four weeks.

October 29, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Matthews to equip KCSO deputies with body cameras

Shortly after taking office in 2011, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began looking into equipping his officers with body cameras. As time passed his interest took on a more serious nature and in April 2014, he directed one of his staff to begin the process of evaluating different systems.

October 27, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man dies in McRae Road crash

A Camden man died Saturday afternoon after his SUV drove off the side of McRae Road and caught fire.

October 27, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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