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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


Law Enforcement Report - April 4, 2012

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is looking for a man who allegedly pulled a gun on his ex-wife the night of March 27.

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


Switching frequencies

Kershaw County is close to meeting a federally-mandated Dec. 31 deadline concerning emergency communications. The mandate grew out of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and further solidified following Hurricane Katrina's punch to New Orleans.

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


KCSO named DUI Agency of the Year

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is the Agency of the Year when it comes to DUI enforcement.

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


Man sentenced to 10 years in fatal DUI

Donnie Thigpen will spend the next 10 years behind bars for leaving a friend to die in an accident he caused by driving drunk.

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


Sheriff: CMA case at 'standstill'

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said his office is not currently investigating allegations that a Camden Military Academy (CMA) cadet was sexually assaulted in 2008.

March 30, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Two arrested in Cassatt drug raid

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two men Sept. 24 -- one from Camden and the other from Cassatt -- on drug charges when the KCSO's narcotics and special response teams served a search warrant at a Cassatt home.

October 01, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Columbia man, 51, charged with having sex with girl, 15

A 51-year-old Columbia man is out on bail after turning himself in to Kershaw County authorities Monday on charges he had sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl in Lugoff. A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) press release said deputies charged Anthony Alan Corley with second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

October 01, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Fire Fest 2014 filled with demonstrations, family fun

Flames roared and smoke billowed out of a makeshift living room behind Rhame Arena on Saturday. Moments later, a similar fire started in an identical "living room" next to it, but never got out of hand, thanks to a sprinkler system installed in the second room.

October 01, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 1, 2014

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies responded to a home invasion and armed robbery on Quail Circle in Lugoff on Sept. 22.

October 01, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested for failure to stop for blue lights for third time

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Camden man Tuesday after he turned himself in to deputies. Anthony Lorenzo Jackson, 24, faces charges of failure to stop for a blue light, possession of a stolen pistol, driving under the influence and driving under suspension.

September 26, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 24, 2014

A quick-thinking Camden Police Department (CPD) officer thwarted a potential shoplifter by asking him for help at a West DeKalb Street department store Sept. 17.

September 24, 2014 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I news staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Rushing wins Thurmond Excellence in Law Enforcement award

A Kershaw County man who has served with the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) since 1999 is this year's winner of the state-level Strom Thurmond Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement. SLED Special Agent Jack Rushing III, who lives in Camden, received the award during a banquet at the Fort Jackson Officers' Club on Sept. 12.

September 24, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Saturday marks 19th annual Fire Fest

The 19th Annual Camden/Kershaw County Fire Fest will be held at Rhame Arena, 517 Bull St., on Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. in Camden. This year's event will kick off with the annual parade of fire trucks and emergency vehicles down Broad Street to Rhame Arena. The festivities will include food, competitions and demonstrations.

September 24, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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