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High speed chase results in fugitive arrest

A car clocked at 99 mph on I-20 Tuesday afternoon set off a pursuit by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) traffic unit into Lee County and the eventual arrest of a Fort Lawn man on parole for burglary and wanted on multiple assault charges from Cayce.

October 07, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Former CHLC chair indicted for sexual assault in N.H.

Clarence Mahoney, 69, the former chairman of the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC), is under indictment by a New Hampshire grand jury on charges of aggravated felonious sexual assault. Mahoney could face between 10 to 20 years in prison if convicted.

October 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO receives DUI grant

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office has a new tool to help in reducing the county's DUI fatality rate, the highest per capita in the state.

October 05, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Oct. 5, 2011

Three juvenile children, ages unknown, were taken into emergency protective custody Sept. 28 after a suspended elementary school student returned to class with bruise marks on his arm.

October 05, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Latham award to honor top KCSO deputy

Fourteen years ago, Joe Upchurch decided to honor the memory of a man many considered the county's top deputy. W. Roger Latham, chief deputy at the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) at the time, died suddenly on April 23, 1997.

October 03, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin man arrested for sexually assaulting stepdaughter

An Elgin man could face between 25 years to life in prison if convicted on charges he sexually assaulted his juvenile stepdaughter on several occasions.

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


Firefighting competition turns up the heat

Water is a firefighter's friend, so a little rain Saturday morning didn't stop the fire trucks from rolling down Broad Street in parade formation to the 16th annual Fire Fest at Rhame Arena.

September 28, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Sept. 28, 2011

One of several men who escaped from the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC) in 2004 -- and who has been jailed several times since -- was recently arrested again after breaking into his common-law wife's apartment in Camden. This time, however, he is being detained at Richland County's Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

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


Man arrested on misconduct charges as Fairfield deputy

The S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) arrested a former Fairfield County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) deputy who lives in Kershaw County on charges of misconduct in office and breach of trust with fraudulent intent.

September 23, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


'K2' warning in aftermath of chase, shooting

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is warning the public about a synthetic drug known as "K2" or "Spice." Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said Friday that Nicholas Rivers -- the 20-year-old Camden man who took his own life after murdering a Columbia cabbie and leading law enforcement on a three-county chase -- had mental health and substance abuse issues.

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


Law Enforcement Report - Sept. 21, 2011

An art teacher at Columbia's private Heathwood Hall Episcopal School is out on bond from the Kershaw County Detention Center following his arrest late Sunday night for driving under the influence (DUI).

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


Remainder of dog pack captured

It's been about three weeks, and Kershaw County Special Services Director Peggy Spivey hasn't received any more calls about a pack of dogs believed responsible for killing two fawns more than a month ago in Camden's historic district.

September 19, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man kills cab driver, then shoots self

A 20-year-old Camden man with a history of mental health and substance abuse issues shot and killed himself Friday after a violent afternoon rampage through Kershaw, Richland and Lee counties.

September 19, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seizes prison contraband on I-20

Members of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit made its second significant seizure of contraband destined for state corrections facility Monday afternoon.

September 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Sept. 14, 2011

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is seeking two men who conned their way into an 84-year-old woman's home on Forest Drive and stole $5,000 in jewelry.

September 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Prestage pleads guilty to D.C. misdemeanor gun charge

Prominent Camden businessman Dr. Ron Prestage entered a guilty plea Tuesday to misdemeanor charges of having an unregistered firearm and unregistered ammunition in his possession as he entered a congressional office building in Washington, D.C. on July 23.

October 22, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 22, 2014

A Camden woman reported to the Camden Police Department (CPD) that a tractor-trailer driver threatened with her a gun Monday morning.

October 22, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Driver injured when turkey truck overturns

A truck driver suffered injuries after his tractor-trailer overturned on S.C. 34 in Lugoff just west of Richardson Boulevard around 4 a.m. Tuesday.

October 22, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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


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