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Lugoff man arrested after chase ends in Wateree River

At about 6:30 p.m. Dec. 29, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested Cody Gene Jackson, 26, of Highway 601 South, Lugoff, and charged him with failure to stop for a blue light, habitual traffic offender, driving under suspension (third or subsequent offense) and petit larceny. Deputies also charged Jackson on outstanding warrants for failure to stop for a blue light, driving under suspension, habitual traffic offender and grand larceny.

January 05, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Rushing assumes chief deputy duties at KCSO

Prior to his election as Kershaw County Sheriff, Jim Matthews sought out Marvin Lee Brown who was a S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agent at the time and offered him the job of chief deputy. Brown accepted and served as chief deputy for seven years.

January 05, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Wednesday afternoon traffic accident kills Darlington man

A single vehicle accident caused by icy road conditions in Kershaw County Wednesday afternoon left one man dead.

January 05, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report - Jan. 2, 2018

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

January 02, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Christmas day mayhem results in three arrests

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputies three suspects in two separate incidents on Christmas Day.

December 29, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire

New fire trucks arrive

These two new fire trucks -- shown in front of the Kershaw County Government Center in Camden -- have arrived for Kershaw County Fire Services. One is now stationed at the Antioch fire station, and the other at the Baron DeKalb station, according to Kershaw County Department of Safety and Emergency Services Director Gene Faulkenberry. "They were purchased from Spartan Fire in Roebuck," Faulkenberry said. "They are Pierce engines with 1250 pumps and 1,000 gallons of water." Faulkenberry said both are now in active service.

December 22, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Man charged with sexually assaulting 6-year-old

A Lugoff man has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl, according to a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office(KCSO) press release.

December 19, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Suspect arrested in stolen vehicle

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) patrol officer, with assistance from Richland County deputies, arrested Kevon Jhalil Williams, 20, early Saturday morning and charged him with failure to stop for a blue light, driving under suspension and grand larceny of a motor vehicle.

December 19, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report - Dec. 19, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

December 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Pioneering child abuse pediatrician retires

Dr. Susan Breeland Luberoff may not be from or live in Kershaw County, but she has helped county and municipal law enforcement agencies here change the way child abuse and sexual assault cases are investigated for nearly 30 years. Luberoff's focus has been on the forensics of such cases -- the collecting and processing of evidence by medical personnel and translating that work into language and processes members of law enforcement can use in their investigations.

December 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Coroner, chief, sheriff urge safe holiday driving

The scene has played out 19 times in Kershaw County this year: Kershaw County Coroner David West, joined by a member of the Bethune, Camden or Elgin police departments or from the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office, knocks on the door of a home or apartment. Sometimes, when someone opens the door and sees them, the person just knows -- a loved one is gone, killed in a traffic collision.

December 15, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire

KCSO searching for burglary suspects

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking the public's help in identifying three suspects who burglarized Cellular Connections on U.S. 1 South in Lugoff early Tuesday morning after breaking through the front door. The suspects reportedly then broke into display cases and stole several cell phones and accessories.

December 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Elgin man charged with attempted murder

An Elgin man is behind bars, charged with attempted murder, after he allegedly tried to run over two people with a pickup truck.

December 08, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Lugoff man defrauded N.Y. retirement system

In a statement released Tuesday, South Carolina U.S. Attorney Beth Drake said Joseph F. Grossmann, 68, of Lugoff, South Carolina, pled guilty to bank larceny and was sentenced to probation for three years, including one year of home confinement. Grossmann was also ordered to pay $130,624 in restitution to the New York State Employees' Retirement System. Magistrate Judge Paige J. Gossett presided at the hearing.

December 08, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Man dies of injuries from Nov. 27 wreck

A man who sustained injuries in a Nov. 27 wreck in Camden has died of his injuries.

December 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

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Articles by Section - 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

March 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

EPD officer arrests attempted murder suspect

The man wanted in connection with the Feb. 27 shooting in the Camden Huddle House parking lot is behind bars, thanks to a traffic stop ...

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

Kershaw County man pleads guilty to federal gun charges

A Camden man pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to a press ...

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

Columbia man sentenced for counterfeiting

In a press release issued Thursday, South Carolina U.S. Attorney Beth Drake said David Michael Gibson, 39, of Columbia, was sentenced for conspiracy to ...

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


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