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Firefighter arrested for sexual conduct with teen

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a career Lugoff firefighter Friday for allegedly engaging in sexual conduct with a teenage girl.

November 04, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Motel manager, residents arrested on drug charges

The manager of a Camden motel is among six people the Camden Police Department (CPD) served warrants for drug distribution. The manager and five others are all residents of the Mona Lisa Motel on West DeKalb Street, according to Chief Joe Floyd. According to CPD reports, officers served motel manager Felicia Renee Johnson, 34, who also lives at the motel, with three warrants for drug distribution in proximity of a school. Officers served the other five residents with warrants for drug distribution.

November 01, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Ernst pleads guilty to CDV

Former Elgin Town Councilman Norman "Bubba" Ernst pled guilty in early October to two counts of criminal domestic violence (CDV) charges filed against him in March of this year. The Chronicle-Independent learned of the plea earlier this week.

November 01, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Accident with injury

Camden police officers and firefighters, and EMS respond to an accident at Broad and DeKalb streets just before noon Monday. According to the Camden Police Department (CPD), an Elgin man driving a 2006 Toyota truck (right) ran a red light while traveling east on DeKalb Street, causing him to hit a 2003 Dodge (left) traveling South on Broad Street. The truck then struck First Palmetto Bank's Karesh building on the southwest corner. CPD Chief Joe Floyd said the driver of the Dodge was taken to the hospital with no life-threatening injuries. Floyd said it was a "standard" accident, aside ...

October 30, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Cassatt man arrested after two-hour stand-off

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies had to use a flash-bang and Cap Stun grenades and bean-bag rounds Saturday night to subdue a man accused of shooting at a woman living with him and her 3-week-old child.

October 30, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Patrols out Thursday night for Halloween safety

Kershaw County law enforcement will help make Thursday night a Happy Halloween for everyone. The Camden Police Department (CPD), Elgin Police Department (EPD) and Kershaw County Sheriff's Office will all have officers and deputies patrolling neighborhoods to ensure the safety of trick-or-treaters from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

October 30, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Three arrested following break-ins

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested three suspects following a string of home burglaries in Lugoff's Medfield subdivision.

October 30, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD, LFD warn of kitchen fires

Both the Camden and Lugoff fire departments focused on kitchen fires during October's National Fire Prevention Month.

October 30, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 30, 2013

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested an 18-year-old man after finding him fully clothed in a pool at a Guion Road, Lugoff, home.

October 30, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSF openings

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) Board of Directors will have three openings in 2014 and the public is invited to apply if interested in serving.

October 28, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seek three for L-EMS vandalism

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking the whereabouts of three men, possibly teenagers, caught on surveillance video breaking the windows of a Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) activity bus early Sunday morning. The trio is also suspected of vandalizing Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS).

October 23, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 23, 2013

Two teenage girls, 13 and 15, claim they were held against their will at a friend's house in Elgin, forced to wear a mask over their eyes and drink something that "drugged" them.

October 23, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Chief Brown reflects on 20 years of service in Elgin

Elgin Police Chief Harold Brown chuckles when he recalls his arrival as police chief at the Elgin Police Department (EPD) 20 years ago.

October 21, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 16, 2013

An elderly Camden woman scammed out of $18,000 recently is not the first victim of a new phone scam in the area. Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd said scams and/or attempted phone scams happen at least once a week and are underreported.

October 16, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests four in meth lab raid

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested four people Thursday during a raid on a Cassatt home that turned up a handgun, one-half pound of marijuana, methamphetamine and a small meth lab.

October 14, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Crime Report - April 25, 2017

A Camden Police Department (CPD) officer released a 19-year-old Sumter man after initially detaining him following a report that the young man had pointed a ...

April 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Bethune man charged with attempted murder

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Bethune man Wednesday for attempted murder in connection with an incident that took place April 15.

April 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man gets 20 years for molesting girls in 2013

Charles Richard Bradberry, 37, of Columbia pleaded guilty April 14 to two counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor victim ages 11-14 ...

April 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Two arrested, two sought for carjacking

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested and charged a Columbia man and a 16-year-old girl Thursday for carjacking. A KCSO press release identified ...

April 18, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man dies in tractor accident

A Cassatt man died Friday afternoon while unloading his tractor.

April 18, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 18, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Lugoff man for possession with intent to distribute marijuana April 12.

April 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO earns sixth consecutive DUI enforcement award

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) received its sixth consecutive Agency of the Year award for departments with 51-100 officers "excelling in the area ...

April 14, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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