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County man sentenced in molestation case

A circuit court judge sentenced a county man, 33-year-old Danny Shawn Johnson II, to 16 years in prison for committing a lewd act on a 9-year-old girl. Circuit Court Judge L. Casey Manning handed down the sentence Wednesday.

November 02, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Smith found guilty in 2011 Lugoff meth lab murder case

A Lugoff man accused of manufacturing methamphetamine and murder was found guilty on both charges on Friday.

October 31, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Bodies of missing NC teens found under I-20 bridge

The South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP), Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and other law enforcement and emergency agencies recovered the bodies of two missing Catawba County, N.C., teenage boys from underneath a bridge near the Wateree River on I-20 near the Sunday afternoon.

October 31, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 31, 2012

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) recently charged a Cassatt man out on a $200,000 personal recognizance bond for the murder of his brother with allegedly physically abusing his girlfriend.

October 31, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Solicitors seeking death penalty in Melton murder case

Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson is seeking the death penalty against Nickolas Jermaine Miller, 23, for the Dec. 26, 2011, rape and murder of a woman from the town of Kershaw.

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


Crime Report - Oct. 24, 2012

The Camden Police Department (CPD) reports that an African-American woman, perhaps 30 to 40 years of age, defrauded another gas station last week.

October 24, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


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October 22, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO charges two men with molestation

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested Cleve Edward Burchett, 52, of Kershaw, S.C., and Ricky Van Ross, Jr., 18, of Elgin, in Richland County in two separate unrelated cases of criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Burchett was arrested on Oct.16, 2012 and charged with third degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. On Oct. 18, 2012, Ross turned himself in to Kershaw County Sheriff's Office investigators after his attorney was notified that a warrant charging Ross with second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor had been obtained by the Sheriff's Office.

October 22, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


After ban, synthetic marijuana sales continue

Nearly one year ago the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Board took action on 'bath salts' and synthetic marijuana, also known as "spice" or K2. They designated three substances that are commonly known as "bath salts," and five substances used to make synthetic marijuana as Schedule I controlled substances.

October 22, 2012 | Denise Schnese | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin woman alleges pen pal won’t pay up

An Elgin woman's internet "pen pal" has failed to repay $660. The Elgin woman told Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies that her long-term Kentucky pen pal told her that she was behind in bills, that she had a large sum of medical bills, and "how bad her life was." The Elgin woman sent her pen pal the money through mail, and requested a note listing when the woman would pay her back. The letter sent said the Kentucky woman would send her the money on June 14th, but has failed to repay the money.

October 17, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Police respond to two accidents in Camden

The Camden Police Department (CPD) responded to two accidents recently involving people who had to be taken to the hospital.

October 10, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Two killed in collision on U.S. 1

A three-car collision Saturday afternoon resulted in two fatalities along U.S. 1 according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins said the crash occurred about 3:05 p.m.

October 08, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Missing man found dead

Family members, hospice patients and the community are mourning the death of Ricky Alan Courtney, the 53-year-old KershawHealth hospice nurse who went missing after leaving his home in Camden's Kirkover Hills neighborhood two weeks ago.

October 08, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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October 03, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 3, 2012

In recent weeks, at least one Kershaw County resident reported receiving several telephone calls from someone claiming they were from the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). The caller advised the resident that the KCSO had warrants for her arrest for bad checks and that she needed to send money to clear up the situation.

October 03, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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LF-R battles home fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews responded to a house fire on Pine Grove Road in Lugoff around noon April 21. A press release said a neighbor heard an explosion and saw smoke coming from the home next door.

April 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 22, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), along with the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) seized 2.5 kilos, or 5 and one-half pounds of methamphetamine Friday.

April 22, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff’s foundation raises funds for bulletproof vests

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) raised more than $5,000 April 14 with a fun-filled "roast" of Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan. The event in the Camden High School auditorium was the KCSF's second annual roast and the money raised will go towards bulletproof vests for Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies.

April 22, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


U.S. Marshals cleared in Folsom shooting

Three U.S. Marshals have been cleared by the 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office in the Dec. 5, 2014, shooting death of Joseph Glenn Folsom at his Blue Heron Lane home on Lake Wateree.

April 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 15, 2015

A Hartsville man is in the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC) on charges related to the theft of two U-Haul trailers in Bethune after being released on bond from the Darlington County Detention Center on related charges.

April 15, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO named Agency of the Year for fourth straight year

Honors and accolades continue to come in for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), as the S.C. Department of Public Safety named the KCSO its Agency of the Year for the fourth consecutive year. The annual award is given to the top law enforcement agencies in the state in divisions based on the size of the agency. The KCSO won in the category for agencies with 51 to 100 officers.

April 10, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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