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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


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 conducted by an Elgin Police Department (EPD) officer just after 1 a.m. Saturday.

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 release issued by South Carolina U.S. Attorney Beth Drake, Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr. accepted the plea from Michael Andrew Gary, 27, of Camden, and will impose sentence after reviewing a presentencing report from the U.S. Probation Office.

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 manufacture and pass counterfeit currency. U.S. District Judge Mary Geiger Lewis sentenced Gibson to 30 months in jail. Previously, Judge Lewis sentenced Travis Cree Stafford, 39, and Justin William Watson, 32, both of Columbia, to 46 months and nine months in jail, respectively. They both were involved in the counterfeiting scheme with Gibson.

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


Man charged as accessory in attempted murder case

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Camden man on Feb. 22 in connection with an attempted murder case where an Elgin man was "brutally" beaten with a piece of firewood to the point where he requires reconstructive surgery to his face.

March 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man wanted in shooting case

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is seeking information leading to the arrest of a Camden man officers say shot a 36-year-old Cassatt man in the Huddle House parking lot on West DeKalb Street just before 10 p.m. Tuesday.

March 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - March 2, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

March 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Dollar General robber arrested in N.C.

A North Carolina man thought to be responsible for three robberies in three years at Kershaw County Dollar General stores is now behind bars.

February 27, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Girl charged for threat against Camden High School

An 11-year-old girl, identified by Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd as a 6th Grade student, is facing a disturbing schools charge in connection to a threat posted Monday morning through Snapchat against Camden High School (CHS).

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


KCSO arrests one, seeks another for attempted murder

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested one man on Feb. 15 for attempted murder and are seeking a second suspect in the case.

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


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Man arrested following knife assault

On Sept. 20, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Jacob Elary Allred, 34, of Longleaf Drive, Elgin, and charged him with assault and battery ...

September 25, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Fifth Circuit Solicitor indicted on federal fraud charges

South Carolina's U.S. District Attorney announced Tuesday that a grand jury has indicted outgoing Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson, 49, and his director ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Driver in Sept. 2 double fatality charged

The Columbia man whose SUV crashed head-on into a sedan on Sept. 2 causing the deaths of a young man and woman is now being ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man pleads guilty to federal wire fraud charge

Thomas Brock, 51, of Camden, pleaded guilty Aug. 28 to one of 18 counts filed against him by the U.S. government related to allegations ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


County employee dies in weather-related fatality

A Kershaw County Public Works employee died in a single-car collision when his 1996 Dodge pickup hydroplaned while traveling westbound on I-20 Sunday morning.

September 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sunny Hill accident

Blue lights flash from a Camden Police Department (CPD) patrol car around 1 p.m. Tuesday while officers, firefighters and witnesses congregate at the rear ...

September 14, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 14, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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