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S.C. Supreme Court suspends Cushman

The S.C. Supreme Court placed Camden City Attorney Charles Cushman on interim suspension Friday, suspending his license to practice law in the state of South Carolina until further notice. Camden City Council voted to place Cushman, who also acted as the city's municipal court prosecutor, on unpaid administrative leave Sept. 20, one day after he turned himself in to the Kershaw County Detention Center on misconduct in office charges. On Sept. 25, council voted to hire the Pope Zeigler law firm, with three of its lawyers acting as interim city attorneys; and Michael D. Wright, of Savage, Royal ...

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


Armed robber steals money from Elgin store

An man armed with a semi-automatic weapon entered the Dollar General in Elgin just before 8 p.m. Sept. 27, demanding money. The Elgin Police Department (EPD) and Crimestoppers are now asking for the public's help in identifying the man.

October 03, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man missing more than a week

For eight days, family members and the Camden Police Department (CPD) have been worried about Ricky Alan Courtney. According to a CPD report, his wife said the last time she saw or heard from him was around noon Monday, Sept. 24.

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


Lugoff man charged with passing counterfeit currency

South Carolina U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles announced Tuesday that a federal grand jury returned an indictment against a Kershaw County man for passing counterfeit currency.

October 03, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Busy KCSO arrests four in drug, gun cases

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested four people during the course of two days in separate cases involving drugs and guns.

October 01, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Marijuana plants lead to arrest of 65-year-old man

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators arrested a 65-year-old Lugoff man Thursday, charging him with manufacturing marijuana.

October 01, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


LFD responds to crashes

Fire and rescue crews from the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) removed the passenger door to this car following a Tuesday afternoon crash at the intersection of Ridgeway and Boulware roads in Lugoff.

September 28, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man charged in burglaries

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators have charged a Montana man in connection with a series of burglaries earlier this month.

September 28, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


C-I files FOIA request in Cushman case

The Chronicle-Independent delivered copies of a S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request Monday to the city of Camden in relation to misconduct in office charges against suspended City Attorney Charles Cushman. The FOIA request is addressed to City Manager Kevin Bronson and Camden Police Chief Joe Floyd, with a copy delivered to Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham.

September 26, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cassatt man charged with killing roommate

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies discovered a decapitated and dismembered body in a shed behind a home on Dogwood Lane in Cassatt early Monday morning.

September 26, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 26, 2012

An Elgin woman allegedly tried to attack three women with a pitchfork.

September 26, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


‘Donations from defendants went into restricted drug fund

Suspended Camden City Attorney Charles Cushman is charged with misconduct in office, accused of dismissing charges against municipal court defendants in exchange for "donations" into the Camden City Drug Fund.

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


CFD kicks off National Fire Prevention Month

The Camden Fire Department (CFD) will host the 17th annual Fire Fest at Rhame Arena on Saturday, Sept. 29. Rhame Arena is located on the corner of Bull and Broad streets in downtown Camden.

September 19, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 19, 2012

A Cassatt man allegedly hit his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach with his car door, according to a Camden Police Department (CPD) report.

September 19, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Leads dwindle as search continues for Laster

The Elgin Police Department (EPD) has little grounds to charge Freddie Grant in the case of a missing Elgin woman from Florida. Grant is thought to be connected with the disappearance of Adriana Laster, 28, last seen in September 2011. EPD Chief Harold Brown has previously confirmed that Laster lived with Grant before she disappeared.

September 19, 2012 | Denise Schnese | Crime-Police-Fire


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‘Fire Stop’ extinguisher puts out kitchen fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews arrived at the scene of a reported kitchen fire at Sherwood Apartments around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to find only a light haze of smoke, but no fire. According to a LF-R press release, an automatic fire extinguisher magnetically attached to the stove hood had activated and extinguished the grease fire before it spread into the rest of the kitchen and apartment.

January 23, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Teen leads deputies on chase in stolen car

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies apprehended a 14-year-old Richland County boy early Monday after he reportedly stole a car and led authorities on a chase. According to a KCSO press release, a motorist called 911 around 7:15 a.m. Monday to report the driver of a yellow Ford Mustang was headed east and swerving in and out of traffic on U.S. 1 between Elgin and Lugoff.

January 21, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 21, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) responded to separate calls involving the theft of a four-wheeler from Elgin, copper wiring from a cell phone tower near Camden and a horse near the Kershaw County airport.

January 21, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Multiple fire departments protect RV park from fire

Dozens of firefighters responded to a yard fire on the 1300 block of Fort Jackson Road around 2 p.m. Monday in an effort to keep the fire from spreading into an RV park near I-20. Crews from Doby's Mill and Blaney fire departments, as well as other firefighters from the Kershaw County Fire Service and Columbia-Richland fire departments, joined Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) units in battling the blaze. LF-R crews arrived to find a large open field area on fire quickly spreading into the woods thanks to high gusts of wind. LF-R's incident commander requested the additional crews ...

January 21, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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