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Woman arrested in fatal shooting

An Elgin woman is now detained at the Kershaw County Detention Center on manslaughter charges in the case of a 29-year-old woman who died early Monday morning as a result of a gunshot wound to the chest. Sheriff Jim Matthews said deputies arrested Sally Memmert, 57, of Smith Road, Lugoff, in the shooting death of Petra Denise Boykin, 29, of Veterans Row, Elgin.

January 20, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin woman dies following shooting

A young Elgin woman died at Palmetto Health Richland early Tuesday morning following a 3 a.m. shooting on Smyrna Road at a home about two miles south of the intersection of Smyrna, Ridgeway and Springvale roads near the Fairfield County line.

January 18, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Baby in protective custody after parents arrested

A 1-month-old baby was taken into emergency protective custody Friday after Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators arrested the child's parents during a methamphetamine lab seizure at a Lugoff motel.

January 18, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Jan. 18, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two men believed to be responsible for a break-in several weeks ago at a former school facility on St. Matthews Road southeast of Camden. The stolen items included at least one old computer and 300 old reels of 35mm film.

January 18, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Burglars take $15,600 from CMA safes

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating a break-in at Camden Military Academy (CMA) where the burglars got away with more than $15,600 in student allowance money.

January 16, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Rape suspect fires at deputies, crashes in chase

Considering what had just happened, the deputy driving Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Unit 31 sounded relatively calm Wednesday around 1:40 p.m.

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


Moped vs. van

A Camden police officer examines a moped in the aftermath of an accident Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Broad and Rutledge streets in downtown Camden. Officers secured the scene until the arrival of the S.C. Highway Patrol, which will investigate the accident because it occurred on a U.S. highway. Emergency Medical Services transported the man riding the moped which reportedly struck the rear of the Chrysler van at left. Officers blocked off portions of both streets for part of Tuesday afternoon.

January 11, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Jan. 11, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 24-year-old Ridgeway man New Year's Eve, charging him with marijuana distribution and a weapon violation.

January 11, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff man dies in two-car collision

A Lugoff man was killed in a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 521 after his Buick Century crossed into oncoming traffic and struck another vehicle head on Friday evening.

January 09, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Jan. 4, 2012

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested for the second time an 18-year-old man for transporting contraband bound for a South Carolina prison. Deputies arrested Jonathan Hugo Gonzalez, 18, of Woodruff, around 8 p.m. Dec. 23 after spotting him traveling at nearly 90 mph in a 70 mph zone on I-20 westbound near the 105 mile marker.

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


KCSO, CPD: relatively 'quiet' New Year's weekend

New Year's weekend turned out to be a relatively quiet one, according to the heads of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Camden Police Department (CPD).

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


More charges in Melton murder

Nickolas Jermaine Miller, 23, of Jefferson, the man accused of the abduction, rape and murder of Beverly Hope Melton, 30, of Kershaw, now faces additional charges filed by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO).

January 02, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Six taken to hospital in 3-vehicle accident

Ambulance crews took six people to KershawHealth to be treated for injuries sustained in a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of West DeKalb and Campbell streets in Camden around 2 p.m. Friday. The Camden Fire Department (CFD) assisted emergency services personnel in stabilizing three of those victims before transport.

January 02, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


SCHP amps up efforts for New Year's weekend

Beware the "BATmobile" this New Year's Eve if you plan to drink and drive during the holiday weekend. Equipped with a DataMaster breath analyzer, the BATmobile, also known as the Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile Unit, is a 26-foot-long customized vehicle used by the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) to help crack down on DUI accidents and fatalities in the state.

December 30, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff: Brutal murder a 'death penalty case'

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said he has asked the 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office to seek the death penalty against 23-year-old Nickolas Jermaine Miller of Jefferson. Kershaw County and Chesterfield County deputies arrested Miller Monday after he confessed to abducting and raping Beverly Hope Melton, 30, of Kershaw and then beating her to death with a baseball bat.

December 30, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Crime Report - Oct. 29, 2014

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating an alleged case of extortion and blackmail reported to officers Saturday.

October 29, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO supports cancer research, constable

In May 2008, Nancy Watts, a constable who works for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), learned she had breast cancer. For many people, a cancer diagnosis is devastating news. It certainly came as a shock to Watts, who is one of the individuals who is tasked with serving civil papers for the KCSO's civil division. Watts' doctor recommended she undergo a mastectomy. Normally, a mastectomy requires the patient be out of work for eight weeks. In Watts' case, she came back after four weeks.

October 29, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Matthews to equip KCSO deputies with body cameras

Shortly after taking office in 2011, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began looking into equipping his officers with body cameras. As time passed his interest took on a more serious nature and in April 2014, he directed one of his staff to begin the process of evaluating different systems.

October 27, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man dies in McRae Road crash

A Camden man died Saturday afternoon after his SUV drove off the side of McRae Road and caught fire.

October 27, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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