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CPD honors Bennett during annual awards banquet

The Camden Police Department (CPD) presented its highest honor, the 2015 Chief's Award, to Rev. Marion O. Bennett, pastor of Lugoff's Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, during its annual spousal appreciation and awards banquet Feb. 15.

February 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


L-EHS student arrested for threatening to shoot teacher

An 18-year-old Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) student is charged with threatening the life of a public official, teacher or principal after allegedly threatening to shoot one of his teachers Tuesday. According to a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) press release issued Wednesday morning, deputies arrested Cameron Mose Oreglia, 18, of Charm Hill Road, Lugoff.

February 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Two charged with attempted murder in ‘revenge’ shooting

A Lugoff couple is behind bars, charged with attempted murder and discharging a firearm into a dwelling in case described by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) as a "revenge" shooting. According to a KCSO press release, investigators arrested Faith Roshonda Deveaux, 38, on Feb. 19 and Karl Vernon Williams, 36, on Tuesday, both of Bunker Hill Road in Lugoff."These charges stem from multiple domestic disputes. The details are telling. You just can't make this stuff up," Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said. "Faith Deveaux and Karl Williams need anger management therapy, hopefully while they are serving ...

February 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD officer arrested for act of misconduct

The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) arrested a former Camden Police Department (CPD) officer for misconduct in office Friday morning. Marshall Lee Hardin, 41, is accused of watching pornography on his personal cellphone and masturbating while in his patrol car at a local park.

February 23, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Methe released on $200,000 bond

Jimmy Joe Methe, the 49-year-old man charged with voluntary manslaughter in the Feb. 13 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Brandon Scott Spencer, is now out on bond. During a brief appearance late Friday morning, Circuit Court Judge L. Casey Manning set Methe's bond at $200,000, but allowed him to pay a 3 percent minimum in order to be released from the Kershaw County Detention Center.

February 23, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Feb. 23, 2016

Then Elgin Police Department (EPD) arrested a 50-year-old Gadsden man and a 39-year-old Hopkins man for allegedly threatening officers after they stopped their vehicle next to EPD Chief Harold Brown's home.

February 23, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests man on multiple narcotics charges

A Camden man with a lengthy narcotics arrest history and who has spent time in prison twice is behind bars again following his arrest by Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators Feb. 12.

February 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Judge defers decision on bond for Methe

A circuit court judge deferred setting bond Wednesday for an east Camden man charged with fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy who may have been stealing items from one of the man's trucks.

February 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Student arrested for bringing loaded gun to school

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested an 18-year-old Camden High School (CHS) student Feb. 10 for bringing a loaded gun on campus. According to a CPD report, officers arrested Johnquevious "Jay" Dashon-James Johnston, 18, of Chesnut Street, after an officer received information Johnson had brought the gun to school with him the day before.

February 16, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


More swift water rescuers coming to Lugoff

Lugoff-Fire Rescue (LF-R) will be adding more members to its Swift Water Rescue Team thanks to recent approval by the Lugoff Fire District Board of Commissions to send 10 more firefighters for swift water rescue certification.

February 16, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


East Camden man jailed for fatally shooting teen who fled after theft

An east Camden husband and father is in jail today after shooting and killing a 17-year-old who law enforcement says was fleeing after stealing items from the man's truck.

February 16, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report for February 16, 2016

A man who accused a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy of making racially charged comments during his arrest for public disorderly conduct has now been charged with filing a false police report.

February 16, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Significant heroin seizure leads to Camden man’s arrest

For several years, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators received tips about 32-year-old Ronald Jason Boone selling heroin in the county. Thanks to those tips and narcotics agent surveillance, Boone, 32, of Fairfax Drive, Camden is behind bars, held on $200,000 bond for trafficking heroin and other drug charges.

February 12, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff Matthews is Elks’ 2016 Camarena award winner

The S.C. Elks Association (SCEA) presented its 2016 Enrique "Kiki" Camarena award to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews at its recent South Carolina Winter conference in Myrtle Beach. The Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks established the award to recognize and honor law enforcement officers who have made a significant contribution in the field of drug abuse prevention and who personify Agent Camarena's belief "one person can make a difference."

February 09, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Feb. 9, 2016

During the past week, two Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies managed to avoid head-on crashes with drunk drivers in separate incidents. In both cases, the deputies happened to be part of the KCSO's traffic unit and were able to arrest the drivers and charge them with driving under the influence (DUI).

February 09, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Crime Report - June 24, 2016

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking the whereabouts of 43-year-old Darryl Everette Halley in connection with an arson and assault case on ...

June 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


B-MPFD firefighters receive certifications

Two of Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department (B-MPFD) volunteer firefighters recently completed firefighter training and obtained additional certifications. Brady Morgan, 16, attended Fundamentals of Firefighting class ...

June 21, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CFD Explorers bring back honors from Myrtle Beach

Members of the Camden Fire Department's Explorers post brought back honors from the 2016 S.C. Fire Rescue Explorer Competition.

June 21, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD wins new DUI enforcement vehicle

You may have seen it around town -- a black Ford Explorer seemingly materializing out of nowhere, blue lights blazing.

June 21, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Smoke from Lugoff house fire seen near Lee County line

A June 14 house fire on Wildwood Lane in Lugoff was so intense, thick smoke rising from the roof could be seen as far away ...

June 21, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R Explorer is No. 1 in gear donning competition

Amber Terry, an Explorer with the Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Explorer Post, won first place in a state female gear donning competition during the annual S ...

June 17, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 17, 2016

The Kershaw County Alcohol Enforcement Team, working with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), cited three businesses for selling either alcohol or tobacco to ...

June 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Looking out for each other

The town of Bethune received an unlooked for but much needed and greatly appreciated gift Friday: a police car.

June 14, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


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