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Stabbing suspect in custody

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested Paul Franklin Washington (18) of Camden after he stabbed Peyton Darvis Johnson in the chest following a verbal altercation.

July 02, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 27, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies conducting a welfare check at a Falling Leaf Lane, Elgin home, discovered a woman's body in a Jacuzzi-style bathtub.

June 27, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


LFD discovers alligator after fighting fire

Members of the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) made a startling discovery while checking possible damage from an apartment fire June 18: a young American alligator. According to LFD Chief Dennis Ray, firefighters weren't even in the damaged unit at Lugoff's Lynwood apartment complex off Frenwood Lane when they found the alligator.

June 25, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Wife in child sex abuse case posts bond

A Kershaw County woman accused of looking the other way as her husband sexually abused their two daughters for more than six years posted bond Wednesday. A magistrate set a cash surety bond at $30,000 for Kelly Browning, charged earlier this week by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office with two counts of unlawful neglect upon a child.

June 22, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Parents arrested in child sex abuse case

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested a Lugoff couple after learning that a man sexually abused his two daughters. According to a statement released to the press Monday afternoon, investigators arrested Michael Dwight Browning, 36, and his 33-year-old wife, Kelly Marie Browning. The KCSO said Michael Browning allegedly abused his daughters sexually, one when she was between the ages of 8 and 14, the other when she was between 7 and 9 years of age. Investigators said they arrested Kelly Browning because she knew of the abuse more than six years ago and did nothing about it. Investigators ...

June 20, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


LFD saves 'Lady' from house fire

The Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) rescued a long-time family pet Beagle named Lady from a June 9 house fire on North Village Lane. North Village Lane is located off Smith Road between Wildwood Lane and U.S. 1 in Lugoff.

June 20, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO starts up summer Stars camp again

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is once again offering its Stars Camp, geared toward middle school-aged students. The camps will be offered at all three county middle schools as follows:

June 20, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 20, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a man who allegedly exposed himself at a Cassatt convenience store -- but only after twice using a Taser on him.

June 20, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD holds community forums

The city of Camden Police Department (CPD) held a series of community meetings in May in an effort to receive constructive feedback from the public. Chief Joe Floyd said the forums were organized as part of the city of Camden's strategic plan developed several years ago by city council.

June 18, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Crime-Police-Fire


Straight shooter

In his own words, Camden Police Department (CPD) Detective James Heming describes his recent win in the Open Class Revolver Championship at the South Carolina Police Combat League's Palmetto State Classic Pistol Competition as, "Truly a highlight in my career -- with years of shooting competition under my belt it is amazing to me that I was able to come out on top of 68 other competitors in the main event revolver match, and then to be able to win first place in the Two-Man Team competition with teammate Earl Berry was more than exciting, to say the least."

June 18, 2012 | By Denise Schnese Staff reporter | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 13, 2012

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating a case where a woman was scammed out of $4,500 recently.

June 13, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Mahoney pleads guilty, sentenced in molestation case

Clarence Mahoney -- a former chairman of the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) and a former member of Camden's Bethesda Presbyterian Church's session, the ruling body of the church -- is now in a New Hampshire jail serving a seven and a half to 15-year sentence for sexually assaulting a male child.

June 13, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests two after chase on I-20

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a man wanted out of Tennessee and his female companion following a chase on I-20 Friday.

June 11, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - June 6, 2012

The Kershaw County Sherriff's Office (KCSO) stopped a man who allegedly intended to deliver crack cocaine to the Bethune area.

June 06, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Chemical spill shuts down U.S. 601 Friday night

Tetrakis (hydroxymethyl) phosphonium chloride.

June 04, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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LF-R publishes results of wildfire protection survey

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently teamed up with the S.C. Forestry Commission (SCFC) on a 10-month district-wide survey of the wildfire potential among homes, businesses and industries protected by the department. Lugoff Fire Marshal Will Catoe escorted SCFC assessors to collect data for the complete assessment, which included photos and threat areas.

July 06, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire-Rescue responds to apartment fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue crews responded to the Sherwood Apartments in Lugoff on the evening of June 30 around 10:30 p.m. for a fire reported inside an unoccupied apartment by other people living at the complex. According to a LF-R statement released Thursday, Lugoff Ladder 10 and Rescue Engine 10 arrived to find smoke coming from a second floor apartment. Firefighters forced open the door and found a fire from food left unattended on the stove. Crews quickly extinguished the fire, limiting damage to the stove area. According to the LF-R, the occupants had left the apartment and were not ...

July 06, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Kershaw County fire chiefs urge fireworks safety

Saturday is July 4. It is celebrated in many ways, with cookouts, patriotic concerts and parades. But one fun thing about the holiday carrying the potential for danger is fireworks. Kershaw County fire chiefs want everyone to have fun this weekend, but to also use caution and common sense when dealing with fireworks.

July 03, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Parents return bank robbery suspect to jail after escape

The parents of a suspect arrested for the June 23 Sandhills Bank robbery in Bethune drove their son back to the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC) on Wednesday after he escaped earlier in the day.

July 03, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 1, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) recently released details on the June 23 robbery at Sandhills Bank in Bethune.

July 01, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin officer arrested for criminal domestic violence

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested an Elgin police officer Monday on a charge of second-degree criminal domestic violence.

July 01, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Former deputy to serve 20 years for sexual assault

A former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy will spend 20 years in prison for a series of sexual acts with a child less than 11 years old.

July 01, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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