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Rape suspect fires at deputies, crashes in chase

Considering what had just happened, the deputy driving Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Unit 31 sounded relatively calm Wednesday around 1:40 p.m.

January 13, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Moped vs. van

A Camden police officer examines a moped in the aftermath of an accident Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Broad and Rutledge streets in downtown Camden. Officers secured the scene until the arrival of the S.C. Highway Patrol, which will investigate the accident because it occurred on a U.S. highway. Emergency Medical Services transported the man riding the moped which reportedly struck the rear of the Chrysler van at left. Officers blocked off portions of both streets for part of Tuesday afternoon.

January 11, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Jan. 11, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 24-year-old Ridgeway man New Year's Eve, charging him with marijuana distribution and a weapon violation.

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


Lugoff man dies in two-car collision

A Lugoff man was killed in a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 521 after his Buick Century crossed into oncoming traffic and struck another vehicle head on Friday evening.

January 09, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Jan. 4, 2012

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested for the second time an 18-year-old man for transporting contraband bound for a South Carolina prison. Deputies arrested Jonathan Hugo Gonzalez, 18, of Woodruff, around 8 p.m. Dec. 23 after spotting him traveling at nearly 90 mph in a 70 mph zone on I-20 westbound near the 105 mile marker.

January 04, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO, CPD: relatively 'quiet' New Year's weekend

New Year's weekend turned out to be a relatively quiet one, according to the heads of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Camden Police Department (CPD).

January 04, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


More charges in Melton murder

Nickolas Jermaine Miller, 23, of Jefferson, the man accused of the abduction, rape and murder of Beverly Hope Melton, 30, of Kershaw, now faces additional charges filed by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO).

January 02, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Six taken to hospital in 3-vehicle accident

Ambulance crews took six people to KershawHealth to be treated for injuries sustained in a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of West DeKalb and Campbell streets in Camden around 2 p.m. Friday. The Camden Fire Department (CFD) assisted emergency services personnel in stabilizing three of those victims before transport.

January 02, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


SCHP amps up efforts for New Year's weekend

Beware the "BATmobile" this New Year's Eve if you plan to drink and drive during the holiday weekend. Equipped with a DataMaster breath analyzer, the BATmobile, also known as the Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile Unit, is a 26-foot-long customized vehicle used by the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) to help crack down on DUI accidents and fatalities in the state.

December 30, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff: Brutal murder a 'death penalty case'

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said he has asked the 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office to seek the death penalty against 23-year-old Nickolas Jermaine Miller of Jefferson. Kershaw County and Chesterfield County deputies arrested Miller Monday after he confessed to abducting and raping Beverly Hope Melton, 30, of Kershaw and then beating her to death with a baseball bat.

December 30, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Over the limit

On a Thursday in November, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Deputy Jacob Hammond served as part babysitter, part bartender pouring glasses of beer, vodka and bourbon for KCSO volunteers. Despite looking at times like an after-hours office party, Hammond actually took part in a new sobriety training program for road deputies.

December 28, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Crime-Police-Fire


Abducted woman killed in county

A 23-year-old Chesterfield County man is in jail, charged with abducting, raping and killing a 30-year-old Lancaster County woman in Kershaw County.

December 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Dec. 28, 2011

Although Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies did not charge a 23-year-old Camden woman for larceny, she could still end appearing before a summary court judge for allegedly keeping a video game console from its rightful owner.

December 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Dec. 21, 2011

A 39-year-old Camden man faces multiple charges following an incident at a U.S. 601 South, Lugoff bar involving a number of Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies and employees

December 21, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LFD stays on the road with emergencies

Smoldering wires inside a panel box at a West Wateree school and spilled fuel at a convenience store kept the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) on the go last week.

December 19, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Crime Report - April 9, 2014

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is continuing its investigation of Saturday's early morning armed robbery at the Markette in Lugoff. New information from the KCSO's incident report of the robbery now indicates that the robber forced the female employee opening the store to open a safe.

April 09, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO, LF-R visit Beau Tie Club

A group of Doby's Mill Elementary School (DMES) students learned about how things work at the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) at a special event Friday. DMES Assistant Principal Michael Manning sponsors "The Beau Tie Club," a group of boys recommended by teachers to be mentored by men of the community. They earn bow ties as rewards for good behavior and good decision making, Manning said.

April 09, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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