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Bond denied for Cassatt man who shot brother

A circuit court judge denied bond Thursday morning to a Cassatt man charged with murder after fatally wounding his brother Tuesday afternoon.

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


Couple in 'heinous' abuse case stay in jail

A Kershaw County magistrate judge denied bond for a Lugoff couple arrested this week for abuse and neglect of a 4-year-old child.

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


Law Enforcement Report - April 25, 2012

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating a burglary at a wearable art shop on Broad Street that took place sometime between 6:30 p.m. April 18 and 9:30 p.m. April 19.

April 25, 2012 | By Martin L. Cahn and Michael Ulmer C-I staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Child abuse case lands Lugoff couple in jail

A woman and her live in boyfriend are in jail after Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators determined that the woman's 4 year old daughter had been physically abused so severely that both of her arms and one of her legs were broken.

April 23, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Truck stop

A pickup truck struck the corner of Gags Liquors at the intersection of West DeKalb and Wylie streets in Camden late Thursday morning. The vehicle struck another truck in the parking lot and then jumped a parking space block to land atop a raised walkway in front of the store. An ambulance transported the 72-year-old Camden man driving the truck to the hospital. The Camden Police Department determined the man suffered a medical condition which caused the accident.

April 23, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Westville man charged with break-in, attempted assault

A 36-year-old county man was arrested Thursday after allegedly breaking into a Westville home and attempting to sexually assault a woman.

April 23, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - April 18, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 50-year-old Camden man April 10 after he allegedly fired a shotgun blast at three juveniles and then threatened the father of two of the boys with a sword.

April 18, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LFD to purchase new vehicles

The Lugoff Fire District Board of Commissioners recently voted to enter into a capital lease purchase agreement -- not to exceed $980,000 -- to buy a new rescue pumper, a service truck and equipment to operate both vehicles.

April 16, 2012 | Keri Boyce | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO tracks, arrests burglary suspect

Using bloodhounds, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies tracked and arrested Ronald Outen, 34, and charged him with second degree burglary and third degree assault Tuesday after he broke into a woman's home on Roberts Road in Elgin and assaulted her.

April 13, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Riverdeck owner: 'it will be back!"

Riverdeck Store & Grill owner Patty Kelly is adamant.

April 11, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - April 11, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a man after learning he had fired a shot into his grandfather's Lugoff home around 7 a.m. April 4.

April 11, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO finds wanted man under mattress

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies and Camden Police Department (CPD) officers found a man wanted for allegedly burglarizing an east Camden home in January and confronting his ex-wife with a gun in his hand March 27.

April 09, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Most sex offenders comply with law

In its weekly law enforcement reports, the Chronicle-Independent sometimes publishes cases of sex offenders failing to register on the S.C. Sex Offender Registry or inform law enforcement of their movements. Until now, the C-I has not published the names of these "non-compliant" sex offenders. Effective with this series of stories, the C-I will begin publishing the names and other vital information of wanted non-compliant sex offenders in our weekly reports.

April 09, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CAST continues mission against DUI

As of last spring, Kershaw County had the highest percentage of alcohol-related automobile fatalities in the state.

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


Sex offender registry keeps KCSO busy

In its weekly law enforcement reports, the Chronicle-Independent sometimes publishes cases of sex offenders failing to register on the S.C. Sex Offender Registry or inform law enforcement of their movements. Until now, the C-I has not published the names of these "non-compliant" sex offenders. Effective with this story, the C-I will begin publishing the names and other vital information of wanted non-compliant sex offenders whenever they appear in our weekly reports.

April 06, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | 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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