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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


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


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


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


Three arrested for breaking into landfill

In what appears to have been an attempt to go joyriding in an old Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) truck, deputies arrested a 48-year-old Cassatt man and two men in their 20s Tuesday night. Deputies responded to a witness' call that the three men were trying to steal the vehicle from inside the Kershaw County landfill compound on Park Road.

December 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seeking Pepper Ridge burglar

A ski mask, dark clothing, BB gun and a fire extinguisher. Those are the items Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators hope will help them find a man they believe broke into an Oak Ridge Drive home in Lugoff's Pepper Ridge subdivision Friday night.

December 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Dec. 14, 2011

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies are searching for a man who tried to rob the Cherokee Quick Stop on Cherokee Boulevard near the Richland County line.

December 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Looks worse than it is...

No one was hurt in this two-car traffic accident that occurred around 3:30 p.m. Thursday on South Broad Street (U.S. 521) near Historic Camden. Lt. Mike Stone of the Camden Police Department said the accident occurred after one driver attempted to make a left turn onto Ehrenclou Drive and struck another vehicle. The car was traveling north on Highway 521 and made the turn in front of oncoming traffic heading south. "Basically a car turned left in front of the other and they couldn't avoid each other and collided," Stone said. He said no one was ...

December 12, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Crime Report - Sept. 17, 2014

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigation into an allegation that a woman threatened her foster children with a knife ended with the children's removal from the home on Sept. 11.

September 17, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Body recovered from Wateree River

After a search spanning nearly 40 hours, crews from local and state agencies found the body of a missing Sumter man on Monday morning in the Wateree River approximately one-half mile from where he disappeared. Authorities said Michael Adell Kolb, 47, disappeared around 5 p.m. Saturday from Patriot's Landing, the boat ramp and dock below the U.S. 1 bridge crossing the river and connecting Camden with Lugoff.

September 17, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


N.Y. man drowns in Lugoff motel pool

A young New York man who attended his grandmother's funeral on Monday died when he apparently drowned in a Lugoff motel pool Tuesday morning.

September 17, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Killer pleads guilty, receives 42-year sentence

A Cassatt man will be 88 years old before he can leave prison after pleading guilty to the murder of his roommate in September 2012.

September 17, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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