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Man denied bond in 2008 fatal home invasion

A Circuit Court judge denied bond Wednesday afternoon for a Camden man tied to two fatal home invasions in three years. In August, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies determined that Randy Lewis, 27 of Bobwhite Circle, Camden -- already being held for his role in the May 16 invasion of a Camden home that left 39-year-old Michael Hayes dead -- was also part of a fatal Nov. 14, 2008, home invasion near the town of Kershaw.

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


‘Victim’ in kidnapping ‘very, very sorry’ about false report

The Camden Police Department (CPD) formally charged Tionese Denise Alexander, 39, Wednesday after arresting her Tuesday for filing a false police report of a felony. Alexander originally claimed she was kidnapped Oct. 15 at gunpoint from the May Plant Credit Union's (MPCU) ATM by a man with a gun and forced to start drive to North Carolina.

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


Law enforcement report -- Oct. 19, 2011

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics agents arrested a Columbia man on multiple charges after finding him in possession of nearly 2 pounds of marijuana near Elgin.

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


CPD charges kidnapping 'victim'

A woman who said she was kidnapped Saturday morning has now been charged with filing a false police report of a felony.

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


Woman alledgedly kidnapped from MPCU ATM

A Camden woman was alledgedly kidnapped from the Camden May Plant Credit Union's ATM Saturday morning, according to officials.

October 17, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Crime-Police-Fire


The chase is on ... safely

"There's going to be some embarrassing moments out there today," Kershaw County Sheriff's Department (KCSO) Captain Ed Corey said with a laugh as one of his deputies plowed through the dirt and grass at Carolina Motorsports Park.

October 17, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests former deputy on sex charges

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a former deputy early Wednesday morning, charging him with first degree criminal sexual conduct with a child under 11 years of age. Sheriff Jim Matthews confirmed that Nakia Karrien Johnson, 36, who currently serves with the Fairfax Police Department in Allendale County, worked as a KCSO deputy from November 1999 to April 2001.

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


Law Enforcement Report - Oct. 12, 2011

Deputies arrested a 72-year-old man Saturday night after he allegedly ran his 24-year-old wife off the road near White Pond and Jeffers roads outside Elgin.

October 12, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman assaulted here after Columbia carjacking

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) assisted in the capture of a Columbia man in Marion County and will charge him with kidnapping and first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said he was unsure of exactly what charges 24-year-old Franklin Graham of Columbia may face from other jurisdictions.

October 10, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man killed in Lugoff shooting

One man is dead and another named a person of interest following a shooting incident early Sunday morning on Trinity School Road, located off S.C. 34 about 7 miles north of Lugoff's business district.

October 10, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Federal judge dismisses dog owners' lawsuit

Camden Police Department (CPD) and Kershaw County Animal Control (KCAC) officers learned Wednesday that a U.S. district court judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed last October by the owners of two German Shepherds.

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


Camden woman's not stuck in England

If you've received an email from "Tina West Langley," read it carefully, warns Camden Police Chief Joe Floyd.

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


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


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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


Camden accountant sentenced

A Camden accountant will spend more than four years in prison after being convicted in a June trial on four counts of interstate transportation of stolen money.

October 15, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 15, 2014

A Lugoff man was arrested Monday in connection to a home invasion robbery earlier this month and a September burglary. Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested Tanner Reece Brittain, 21, is facing charges following the home invasion Oct. 7 in which he allegedly kicked in the door of a residence and robbed the home owner at gunpoint. Brittain is also being charged with a burglary that occurred Sept. 19 in which he allegedly stole several firearms. After Brittain's arrest Monday he reportedly escaped through the window of a moving patrol car, was apprehended and has been charged ...

October 15, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire-Rescue and Kershaw County Fire Service join forces with Special Operations Team

Kershaw County residents are now provided better emergency response with the recent formation of the Special Operations Team, a cooperative effort between the Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Department and the Kershaw County Fire Service. The team specializes in accidents involving hazardous materials, unusual rescues and other unique situations. LF-R Battalion Chief Chris Spitzer said the 20 team members were handpicked from the best firefighters around the county and had to receive extra training for the situations they may encounter.

October 15, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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