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S.C. Supreme Court suspends Cushman

The S.C. Supreme Court placed Camden City Attorney Charles Cushman on interim suspension Friday, suspending his license to practice law in the state of South Carolina until further notice. Camden City Council voted to place Cushman, who also acted as the city's municipal court prosecutor, on unpaid administrative leave Sept. 20, one day after he turned himself in to the Kershaw County Detention Center on misconduct in office charges. On Sept. 25, council voted to hire the Pope Zeigler law firm, with three of its lawyers acting as interim city attorneys; and Michael D. Wright, of Savage, Royal ...

October 03, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Armed robber steals money from Elgin store

An man armed with a semi-automatic weapon entered the Dollar General in Elgin just before 8 p.m. Sept. 27, demanding money. The Elgin Police Department (EPD) and Crimestoppers are now asking for the public's help in identifying the man.

October 03, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man missing more than a week

For eight days, family members and the Camden Police Department (CPD) have been worried about Ricky Alan Courtney. According to a CPD report, his wife said the last time she saw or heard from him was around noon Monday, Sept. 24.

October 03, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff man charged with passing counterfeit currency

South Carolina U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles announced Tuesday that a federal grand jury returned an indictment against a Kershaw County man for passing counterfeit currency.

October 03, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Busy KCSO arrests four in drug, gun cases

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested four people during the course of two days in separate cases involving drugs and guns.

October 01, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Marijuana plants lead to arrest of 65-year-old man

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators arrested a 65-year-old Lugoff man Thursday, charging him with manufacturing marijuana.

October 01, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


LFD responds to crashes

Fire and rescue crews from the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) removed the passenger door to this car following a Tuesday afternoon crash at the intersection of Ridgeway and Boulware roads in Lugoff.

September 28, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man charged in burglaries

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators have charged a Montana man in connection with a series of burglaries earlier this month.

September 28, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


C-I files FOIA request in Cushman case

The Chronicle-Independent delivered copies of a S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request Monday to the city of Camden in relation to misconduct in office charges against suspended City Attorney Charles Cushman. The FOIA request is addressed to City Manager Kevin Bronson and Camden Police Chief Joe Floyd, with a copy delivered to Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham.

September 26, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cassatt man charged with killing roommate

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies discovered a decapitated and dismembered body in a shed behind a home on Dogwood Lane in Cassatt early Monday morning.

September 26, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 26, 2012

An Elgin woman allegedly tried to attack three women with a pitchfork.

September 26, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


‘Donations from defendants went into restricted drug fund

Suspended Camden City Attorney Charles Cushman is charged with misconduct in office, accused of dismissing charges against municipal court defendants in exchange for "donations" into the Camden City Drug Fund.

September 24, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CFD kicks off National Fire Prevention Month

The Camden Fire Department (CFD) will host the 17th annual Fire Fest at Rhame Arena on Saturday, Sept. 29. Rhame Arena is located on the corner of Bull and Broad streets in downtown Camden.

September 19, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 19, 2012

A Cassatt man allegedly hit his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach with his car door, according to a Camden Police Department (CPD) report.

September 19, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Leads dwindle as search continues for Laster

The Elgin Police Department (EPD) has little grounds to charge Freddie Grant in the case of a missing Elgin woman from Florida. Grant is thought to be connected with the disappearance of Adriana Laster, 28, last seen in September 2011. EPD Chief Harold Brown has previously confirmed that Laster lived with Grant before she disappeared.

September 19, 2012 | Denise Schnese | Crime-Police-Fire


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Bear sightings reported to police

Sporadic reports of a black bear spotted in Camden this week remain unconfirmed as the Camden Police Department (CPD) said responding officers have not seen the animal. CPD Capt. Mike Stone said Wednesday the department had received calls, but officers were unable to verify the presence of a bear within the city limits.

May 29, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Local law enforcement meeting with public June 4

The Concerned Clergy of Kershaw County will host a public meeting with the county's leading law enforcement officials at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 4 in the Camden High School auditorium.

May 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Deputies nab fugitive in creek

The physical fitness and tenacity of two Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies is being credited in the arrest Saturday of a Camden man wanted by the S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardons (SCDPPP).

May 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 27, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating an alleged case of embezzlement in which a Lugoff woman is accused of stealing nearly $117,000 from her employer, a Lugoff medical clinic.

May 27, 2015 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


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