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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


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


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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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