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New information in KCSO embezzlement case

New information is being revealed in the wake of embezzlement accusations made against Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews' former administrative assistant, Samantha "Sam" West Connell.

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


McKeever pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

A Camden man originally arrested for murdering his common law wife in May 2016 pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter. According to online Kershaw County Clerk of Court records, a circuit court judge sentenced Therine Bernadine McKeever, 50, of Camden, to 30 years in prison with credit for the nearly two years he spent detained at the Kershaw County Detention Center.

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Father and son charged with threatening deputy

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested a Camden man April 29 and charged him and his already jailed 18-year-old son with threatening a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy.

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff’s assistant charged with embezzlement

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested a long-time assistant to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews for embezzlement on Thursday.

May 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Deputies arrest felon with sawed-off shotgun

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Camden man following a shooting call Sunday evening and charged him with possession of a sawed-off shotgun, unlawful transport of a sawed-off shotgun and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

May 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man gets 15 years on federal charges

In a press release issued Thursday, South Carolina U.S. Attorney Beth Drake said Swan Nicoyis Jackson, 22, of Camden, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to 180 months (15 years) imprisonment with four years of supervised release to follow.

May 08, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested after shooting wife in neck

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested a Camden-area man Tuesday and charged him with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature after he allegedly shot his wife.

May 04, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 1, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

May 01, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Parker pleas to federal carjacking charge

One of four people charged in an April 2017 carjacking in Lugoff pleaded guilty recently to a federal charge and will spend the next seven years in a penitentiary.

April 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man charged with 15 counts of vandalism

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a man Wednesday night after he reportedly admitted to committing 15 acts of vandalism over two nights at a dozen sites in downtown Camden. According to CPD incident reports, officers arrested Jordan Rasheed McKeever, 245, of Laurens Street, Camden.

April 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man broke into vehicles during worship services

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a county man for breaking into vehicles during worship services in the Westville area on Sunday.

April 24, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD looking for missing child

Two-year-old Dakota Day Ray, is considered to be a missing child even though she is thought to be with her parents. Dakota is considered missing because her parents -- William Eugene Ray, 43; and Jessica Louise Ray, 36 -- allegedly obtained custody of her in violation of a safety plan put in place by the S.C. Department of Social Services' office in Kershaw County.

April 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


BMPFD gets V-SAFE grant

The Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department (BMPFD) recently received a $22,440 grant from the state of South Carolina through the Volunteer Strategic Assistance Fire Equipment (V-SAFE) Program.

April 13, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man charged for driving on Springdale track

The Camden Police Department (CPD) and Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) charged a Camden man with multiple offenses after he reportedly drove on a practice track at Springdale Race Course on Sunday afternoon.

April 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Orphaned and homeless - Part 2 of 2

Fourteen-year-old "J.M." ended up on the streets of Elgin for four months in 2015. In 2016, his attorneys, Deborah and Robert Butcher, filed a lawsuit on his behalf against the S.C. Department of Social Services (SCDSS) claiming the agency's negligent actions not only deprived him of his Fourteenth Amendment right to due process, but placed him in danger and led to his becoming homeless.

April 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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KCSO arrests woman in Sunday shooting death

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Westville woman Thursday for shooting another Westville woman on Sunday night.

June 22, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Pickrell’s defense team files notice of appeal

As expected, attorneys representing convicted murderer Gregg Pickrell filed a notice of appeal Friday afternoon, exactly hitting a 10-day deadline to do so after she ...

June 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO investigating shooting death

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating the shooting death of a woman Sunday night in the Westville area. Kershaw County Coroner David ...

June 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests three after receiving tip

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators arrested one woman and two men after Sheriff Jim Matthews received a tip Friday morning from a ...

June 12, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Two killed in motorcycle versus truck collision

Two people died after the motorcycle they were riding collided with a truck Saturday afternoon.

June 12, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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