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Suspect killed during traffic stop

Melvin Lawhorn, 26, is dead, shot once Tuesday night by a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy.

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


Law Enforcement Report - Feb. 29, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies received reports involving an 18-year-old Camden man four times in three days. In the first report, the man called his 17-year-old girlfriend -- with whom he has a 14-month-old child -- and asked her for money. When she refused, he allegedly threatened to break her neck and texted and called her continuously for the next two hours making similar threats. He allegedly showed up when she went to pick up her younger sister from school and allegedly yelled at her and banged on the vehicle, even breaking a door handle by pulling it. The man ...

February 29, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Vandalism suspect dies

A woman who reportedly confessed to committing several acts of vandalism at local tobacco stores died Sunday.

February 29, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Bethune police chief steps down after cancer diagnosis

"10-42," a man's voice came over emergency frequency scanners across Kershaw County on Wednesday morning. The police code means "ending tour of duty," and Bethune Police Chief Larry Davis, 58, used it for the final time of his career.

February 27, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff, Elgin residents come out to hear sheriff

Occasionally, they gasped. Sometimes they laughed. On a few occasions, they applauded.

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


Lugoff bank robbed

A man who robbed First Palmetto Savings Bank's Lugoff branch at gunpoint around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday remained at large Thursday afternoon. According to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), the man walked into the bank, pulled out a silver pistol and demanded the teller give him all her loose bills. KCSO Chief Deputy Marvin Brown described the suspect as a "white male, tall, slender with a grubby beard wearing a white shirt and blue jeans" and is believed to be 25 to 30 years old. In a KCSO incident report, a bank teller said the man ...

February 24, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Feb. 22, 2012

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two men whom Sheriff Jim Matthews described as "career criminals" following a car chase Feb. 13 where the suspects ran other drivers off the road. Matthews identified the men as Marcus Antwon Greene, 24, of Lyttleton Street, Camden, and Jermaine Davon Mickle, 26, of York Street, Camden. Both men, he said, have extensive criminal records.

February 22, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Teen killed in single-car crash

A Camden High School student died in a single-car accident on Haile Street just outside Camden early Sunday morning.

February 20, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Feb. 15, 2012

Someone spray painted the word "KILLS" on the left side window of Cashman Pawn and Discount Tobacco on Lyttleton Street Sunday. That someone turned out to be a self-professed former nurse practitioner trying to send a warning about the deadly effects of tobacco products, said Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd.

February 15, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man arrested in counterfeiting scam

A 40-year-old Camden man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly used counterfeit money to buy a McDonald's Happy Meal.

February 15, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests Dalzell couple on multiple charges

Surveillance by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office narcotics unit for drug and prostitution activity at a Lugoff truck stop Wednesday netted a Dalzell man with an extensive criminal background and his wife.

February 13, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Suspicious envelope forces evacuation

Two men in hazmat suits came out from behind the evacuated building.

February 10, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Feb. 8, 2012

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a man for breaking into a convenience store and a house in the early morning hours of Feb. 1.

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


ALPHA Center helps kick off youth arbitration program

It takes "a true collaborative effort to raise a village," 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson said Thursday as his office and the ALPHA Center kicked off Kershaw County's new Community Youth Arbitration Program. The program will keep first-time, non-violent juvenile offenders from immediately entering the formal justice system.

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


KCSO nabs five in second Dixonville drug raid

For the second time in as many weeks, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators raided a home in Elgin's "Dixonville" community. The area, long described as an illegal drug haven by law enforcement officials, sits immediately behind Blaney Elementary School.

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


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Prestage pleads guilty to D.C. misdemeanor gun charge

Prominent Camden businessman Dr. Ron Prestage entered a guilty plea Tuesday to misdemeanor charges of having an unregistered firearm and unregistered ammunition in his possession as he entered a congressional office building in Washington, D.C. on July 23.

October 22, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 22, 2014

A Camden woman reported to the Camden Police Department (CPD) that a tractor-trailer driver threatened with her a gun Monday morning.

October 22, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Driver injured when turkey truck overturns

A truck driver suffered injuries after his tractor-trailer overturned on S.C. 34 in Lugoff just west of Richardson Boulevard around 4 a.m. Tuesday.

October 22, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman riding moped killed when pickup truck hits head-on

A Kershaw County woman died after the moped on which she was a passenger was struck head-on by a pickup truck on Smyrna Road outside Elgin around 10:15 p.m. Friday.

October 20, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden accountant sentenced

A Camden accountant will spend more than four years in prison after being convicted in a June trial on four counts of interstate transportation of stolen money.

October 15, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 15, 2014

A Lugoff man was arrested Monday in connection to a home invasion robbery earlier this month and a September burglary. Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested Tanner Reece Brittain, 21, is facing charges following the home invasion Oct. 7 in which he allegedly kicked in the door of a residence and robbed the home owner at gunpoint. Brittain is also being charged with a burglary that occurred Sept. 19 in which he allegedly stole several firearms. After Brittain's arrest Monday he reportedly escaped through the window of a moving patrol car, was apprehended and has been charged ...

October 15, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire-Rescue and Kershaw County Fire Service join forces with Special Operations Team

Kershaw County residents are now provided better emergency response with the recent formation of the Special Operations Team, a cooperative effort between the Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Department and the Kershaw County Fire Service. The team specializes in accidents involving hazardous materials, unusual rescues and other unique situations. LF-R Battalion Chief Chris Spitzer said the 20 team members were handpicked from the best firefighters around the county and had to receive extra training for the situations they may encounter.

October 15, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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