One of the first projects Rick Todd tackled after being appointed Kershaw County's chief magistrate in late April was whittling down a backlog of driving under the influence (DUI) and driving with an unlawful alcohol concentration (DUAC) cases.
Carl Mendez, 23, of Lugoff, pled guilty Thursday to being an accessory to murder in the so-called 2009 "ninja" murder case. Mendez, who was originally charged with murder, cooperated with prosecutors and testified during a November 2010 trial that saw one of his co-defendants sent to jail for 45 years for shooting Derick Lee twice in the head. A jury acquitted a third defendant of murdering Lee, described by deputies as a "ninja master."
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 40-year-old Kershaw man after he allegedly struck a 36-year-old neighbor in the head with an axe handle around 11:30 p.m. Thursday. The assault was reportedly in retaliation for the victim having assaulted a woman.
What is the well-dressed Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy wearing these days? A new custom-measured bullet-proof vest. Four large boxes containing 38 bullet-proof vests manufactured by GH Armory Systems arrived at KCSO headquarters last week, the fulfillment of a goal set by Sheriff Jim Matthews to provide all officers with up-to-date body armor. "I looked into grants and we established a Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation to collect tax exempt donations, specifically for body armor," said Matthews. Michael Letts with Invest, a company that provides body armor to law enforcement agencies at no cost, heard about the need ...
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents and Kershaw County deputies arrested Norman Elliott, 63, at his Lugoff home Sunday after he received a package containing 199 counterfeit checks from Nigeria with a declared value of over $554,000.
Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said he hopes his new four-man traffic unit will be up and running July 6. To begin getting ready for that day, Matthews said, he recently decided to shift around members of his command team to better make use of their strengths.
An 11-year-old Stover Middle School student was killed Saturday in an ATV accident.
Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said the June 16 arrest of a Bethune couple on charges of distributing powder cocaine was the result of numerous tips and complaints from area residents.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies assisted Fairfield County deputies in locating an Elgin man wanted for allegedly stealing numerous pieces of furniture from a location known as The Retreat, which appears to be a Fairfield County subdivision.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 29-year-old Lugoff man wanted on various charges Thursday thanks to tips from confidential informants.
One month ago, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested 20-year-old Cody Jackson for allegedly breaking into at least 30 cars. Sheriff Jim Matthews indicated at the time that more arrests were "imminent."
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Sgt. Kevin Lynch made a surprising discovery Wednesday.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies discovered a small outdoor marijuana grow while responding to a criminal domestic violence case in Elgin around 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is looking for two men who invaded a home on Blarney Stone Road near Elgin around 9:45 p.m. Thursday. A total of six people, including three boys, ages 2, 5 and 12, were in the home at the time, according to a KCSO report.
A Kershaw man is dead, but the woman who shot him may not face charges.
The S.C. Law Enforcement Network (SCLEN) recently honored Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Deputy Kyle Hewitt as its Officer of the Year in the 5th Judicial Circuit. SCLEN is an organization of law enforcement agencies that work in individual South Carolina judicial districts with the mission to reduce DUI fatalities and collisions resulting in great bodily injury. In this case, the award is presented by the SCLEN 5th Circuit, covering Richland and Kershaw counties. The award, presented during a Feb. 24 ceremony, is sponsored by Lexington Richland Association for Drug Abuse Control (LRADAC) in Richland County and the ...
An arrest warrant for murder served on Briana Rabon's accused killer states that video surveillance shows the 18-year-old entering Stephen Ross Kelly's car on the night of Feb. 25, just before her death.
Stephen Ross Kelly, 21, charged with kidnapping, sexually assaulting and strangling 18-year-old Briana Nicole Rabon to death will apparently remain in jail until his trial. Monday, Kelly waived his right to a bond hearing. Also, attorney Bob Mobley Cook of Kershaw, confirmed he is representing Kelly in the case.
Emergency managers from across South Carolina are meeting this week at the annual S.C. Emergency Management Association Conference in Myrtle Beach. Among those training for disaster preparedness is Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Chief Dennis Ray, who also serves as the public information officer for Kershaw County Emergency Mangement.
An Elgin man arrested twice for separate instances of sexually assaulting young girls will spent the next 18 years behind bars.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Lugoff man, charging him with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute on Feb. 25.
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