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Former city employee dies after house fire

A former city of Camden Department of Public Works employee, Barbara Currie, 72, of White Pines Circle, Camden, died Thursday from injuries suffered in a house fire on Saturday, March 31. According to a press release issued by Kershaw County Coroner David West, Currie died Thursday evening from carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation.

April 10, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Orphaned and homeless - Part 1 of 2

At the age of 14, an orphan listed in court documents as "J.M." lived on the streets of Elgin for about four months, sleeping in abandoned cars, sheds and even a burnt-out home. On March 16, a jury awarded J.M., now 17, $150,000 in a judgment against the S.C. Department of Social Services (SCDSS) concluding that the agency's negligent actions led to his ending up on the streets. The judgment came almost exactly two years after being filed in the Kershaw County Clerk of Court's office in March 2016.

April 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cup-related charges cut by more than half

The Camden Police Department (CPD) and its partner agencies issued summonses or arrested 43 people during March 31's 84th running of the Carolina Cup. That is a more than 50 percent drop from previous years, according to CPD Chief Joe Floyd.

April 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 3, 2018

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

April 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


SLED investigating deputy-involved shooting

The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is investigating a shooting incident involving a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy that took place early Friday morning at a Lugoff-area business.

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


Daughtery pleads guilty, gets probation

The last of three men arrested a year ago for a string of motor vehicle break-ins in and around Camden pleaded guilty to charges against him on March 19.

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


Firefighters respond to garage fire in Cassatt

Although it took a call for extra manpower, dozens of firefighters responded to a short dirt road off Cheraw Road in Cassatt to put out a fire at a large shed being used as an auto garage. Antioch Fire Chief Bryan Spitzer said he happened to be nearby when the call went out around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

March 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Deputies save fleeing suspect’s life

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies ended up having to save the life of a man who fled from a safety checkpoint on S.C. 12 on the night of March 17.

March 23, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO charges men with cockfighting

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested three men March 17 and charged them with cockfighting. A KCSO press release identified the men as Moises Aquille Montes, 34; Miguel Martinez, 32; and Juan Diego Jimenez, 26, all of Gilbert.

March 23, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Heart attack killed truck driver

A 72-year-old Lake City man driving an 18-wheeler died of a massive heart attack, causing the truck to go off the road and overturn on S.C. 341 (Bethune Road) on Thursday morning.

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


Kidnapping charges dropped against ‘armed’ robber

During a preliminary hearing on March 8, the 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office dropped two counts of kidnapping against Christopher Lewis Tyler, 39, of Spears Creek Road, Lugoff.

March 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO, SCHP offer ‘100 percent guaranteed way’ to avoid legal fees

(The following message was issued by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office as a press release on Tuesday.)

March 16, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lee County Coroner: Davis died of gunshot wound to the head

More than a year after a set of hand-written GPS coordinates led authorities to Adam Davis' body, the manner of his death can be known.

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


AL Post 17 names Kershaw County Deputy of the Year

Members of American Legion Post No. 17 and their guests packed the post Monday night as Legionnaires presented awards to public servants from several different county agencies.

March 13, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


A year after body found, still no arrests in Davis case

Almost exactly a year ago, on March 8, 2017, a hand-written set of GPS coordinates led Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies to a shallow grave in Lee County. There, they found the body of Adam Ray Davis, 35, who had been missing since Dec. 29, 2016.

March 09, 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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