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Step up security measures during upcoming holidays

It seems that during the Christmas and Thanksgiving season property crimes increase. Maybe it's because thieves realize that people are shopping for Christmas gifts that will be kept in homes. We have also seen a recent rise in housebreakings, mostly in the rural areas. As is often the case, thieves steal guns, TVs, stereos, computers, tools, etc.

November 23, 2011 | Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests man for faking own kidnapping

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a 30-year-old man early Friday morning on extortion charges after faking his kidnapping Thursday. Sheriff Jim Matthews said Christopher List Hutto, 30, of Upper Pond Road, Elgin, faked the kidnapping in order to extort money from his mother in order to buy crack cocaine.

November 21, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Nov. 16, 2011

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 22-year-old Greenville man on a motorcycle following a chase Friday where speeds got up to 131 mph hour on I-20. Sheriff Jim Matthews identified the man as Joshua Damian Boyter, 22, of Cherokee Drive in Greenville.

November 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Victims identified in murder-suicide

A note and a 911 call led to the grisly discovery of an apparent murder-suicide in Camden at a home on Wateree Boulevard Wednesday afternoon. Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers positively identified the victims as Nancy Patricia Stone, 47, and her estranged husband, Reginald E. Stone, 44.

November 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Beware latest check scam, warns sheriff

A new check-cashing scam that relies on using big-name businesses is one of the best frauds that Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews says he's seen.

November 09, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report for Nov. 8, 2011

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and House of Bread Food Ministry are asking for help not only with figuring out who stole $250 worth of meat but with replacing the food as well. House of Bread is located at 2249 Jefferson Davis Highway in east Camden and is a ministry of East Camden Church of God.

November 09, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Nov. 2, 2011

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 54-year-old Camden man around 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 after he allegedly tried to break into his own home while brandishing a 20-gauge shotgun.

November 02, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man accused of meth lab murder fires lawyer

A man believed to be responsible for the shooting death of a woman found dead in a Lugoff methamphetamine lab fired his lawyer during a short hearing at the Kershaw County Courthouse Thursday afternoon.

October 31, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man injured in accidental shooting

An Elgin man was in a Columbia hospital Friday being treated for a gunshot wound he suffered from an accidental shooting Thursday afternoon in Lugoff.

October 31, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Drug dealer pleads guilty

Warren Edward Washington, 29, of Cassatt, skipped out on his Oct. 17 trial date for crack cocaine distribution and marijuana possession charges. Less than 24 hours later, an anonymous tip led Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies to a home on Clearwater Lake Road near Westville where they found Washington and arrested him.

October 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man bonds out on DUI, child endangerment charges

A Darlington man is out of jail on $2,712 bond – which included $445 for a child endangerment charge -- after being arrested Saturday when he was found passed out in his car on Interstate 20 with his 5-year-old daughter in the car.

October 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Ex-deputy denied bond in sexual assault case

Nakia Darrien Johnson did not appear in court Monday afternoon when a circuit court judge denied him bond on charges of sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend's 11-year-old daughter.

October 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Drug disposal sites to be open Saturday

For the past several years, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has worked with local law enforcement in an effort to safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs that often find their way to the streets of our communities.

October 26, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Oct. 26, 2011

Thanks to a tip to Crimestoppers, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two men for the Oct. 9 burglary of Hawthorne Pharmacy in Lugoff.

October 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


3 plead guilty in cemetery shooting

Although three young men pleaded guilty Friday to charges stemming from a shootout in Antioch Baptist Church's cemetery last December, prosecutors still don't know exactly what happened that day.

October 24, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Woman riding moped killed when pickup truck hits head-on

A Kershaw County woman died after the moped on which she was a passenger was struck head-on by a pickup truck on Smyrna Road outside Elgin around 10:15 p.m. Friday.

October 20, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden accountant sentenced

A Camden accountant will spend more than four years in prison after being convicted in a June trial on four counts of interstate transportation of stolen money.

October 15, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 15, 2014

A Lugoff man was arrested Monday in connection to a home invasion robbery earlier this month and a September burglary. Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested Tanner Reece Brittain, 21, is facing charges following the home invasion Oct. 7 in which he allegedly kicked in the door of a residence and robbed the home owner at gunpoint. Brittain is also being charged with a burglary that occurred Sept. 19 in which he allegedly stole several firearms. After Brittain's arrest Monday he reportedly escaped through the window of a moving patrol car, was apprehended and has been charged ...

October 15, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire-Rescue and Kershaw County Fire Service join forces with Special Operations Team

Kershaw County residents are now provided better emergency response with the recent formation of the Special Operations Team, a cooperative effort between the Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Department and the Kershaw County Fire Service. The team specializes in accidents involving hazardous materials, unusual rescues and other unique situations. LF-R Battalion Chief Chris Spitzer said the 20 team members were handpicked from the best firefighters around the county and had to receive extra training for the situations they may encounter.

October 15, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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