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Second home invasion suspect turns self in

The second of two men accused of perpetrating an Aug. 1 home invasion turned himself in Thursday afternoon. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said Marcus Antwan Greene, 24, turned himself in to authorities at the Kershaw County Detention Center.

August 08, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Knife-wielding robber’s girlfriend arrested

It didn't take long for investigators working a series of robberies across the Midlands to figure out Monica Chase was lying to them.

August 08, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Fire forces Lugoff family out of home

The Lugoff Fire Department was dispatched to Meadow Drive in Lugoff July 27 initially for a reported brush fire close to a home. The first arriving firefighter reported to incoming units that the fire was actually inside the home with heavy smoke and fire showing from the roof.

August 05, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


One arrested in home invasion

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested one man as another escaped following a home invasion in east Camden early Monday morning. Sheriff Jim Matthews said deputies responded to a call on Denton Street shortly after midnight Monday.

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


Cooperation cracks crime spree

A Tiger Woods hat. A partial fingerprint. Some DNA. And a Camden Police Department (CPD) officer's recollection of a case from as far back as 12 years ago. Those elements -- and deputies, officers and investigators from five Midlands law enforcement agencies -- came together Friday to stop a one-man crime spree.

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


Law Enforcement Report - Aug. 3, 2011

Narcotics agents with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two men at a Watts Hill Road, Lugoff, location July 25 after receiving an anonymous tip they were cooking methamphetamine in a metal shed.

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


KCSO phones jammed by Mattox supporters

For some 50 minutes Friday, someone -- apparently sympathetic to ousted Kershaw County Republican Party co-chair Jeff Mattox -- made it very difficult for anyone else to get through to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO).

August 01, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Mattox off KC GOP executive committee

Jeff Mattox is no longer the co-chair of the Kershaw County Republican Party.

July 29, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Robber strikes again

A knife-wielding robber already suspected in a number of Camden-area cases struck again Sunday night, this time at the Holiday Inn on U.S. 521 South near the I-20 interchange. Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd said it now appears the suspect may be tied to crimes outside Camden as well.

July 27, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Patriots rep refuses to resign county GOP office

Jeff Mattox, co-chair of the Kershaw County Republican Party, is resisting calls for him to resign. Mattox, who is a representative of the Kershaw County Patriots -- a Tea Party-like group -- confirmed Tuesday that his fellow co-chair, Chris Oviatt, asked him to step down.

July 27, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - July 27, 2011

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) traffic enforcement unit (TEU) officers were busy on I-20 as they began their second week of operation.

July 27, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Suspect with knife robs gas station

The modus operandi, or M.O., looked familiar.

July 25, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Traffic stop results in seizure of prison contraband

A routine driver's license check by the newly formed Kershaw County Sheriff's Office traffic unit netted the arrest of a Columbia man believed to supply contraband tobacco and cell phones to prison inmates.

July 25, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin business raided for drugs, chop shop

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics agents raided a Railroad Avenue, Elgin, auto shop Monday at the Elgin Police Department's (EPD) request and arrested two men.

July 22, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Defendant charged with jury tampering

A circuit court judge stopped the trial of a man facing hard time on drug charges, declared a mistrial and immediately sentenced the man to 10 years in prison for jury tampering.

July 22, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. arrested in Clarendon County

Kershaw County Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. turned himself in to the Clarendon County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) Wednesday afternoon after learning an arrest warrant had been issued. CCSO deputies then booked Tucker at the Clarendon County Detention Center. A CCSO report listed the charge as "unlawful use or disposal of personal property subject to security interest." A judge later released Tucker on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond, according to information taken from VINELink, a website used to track detainees across the country.

October 31, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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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