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Reid to serve 30-year term in gang slaying

More than three years after the gang-related shooting death of a 17-year-old Camden youth, the triggerman, Markelle Jamar Reid, was sentenced Thursday morning to a day-to-day 30-year sentence by Circuit Court Judge G. Thomas Cooper Jr.

May 27, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Crime-Police-Fire


Bond denied for 3 suspects in fatal home robbery

Three of the five men charged in connection with the May 16 murder of a Camden man will remain behind bars.

May 27, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - May 25, 2011

A call to help hostages being held at his neighbor's house backfired on the man who reported it.

May 25, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


A message to Kershaw County and a victim's son

As we have come to the end of the National Law Enforcement Memorial Week, I wish to let the citizens of Kershaw County know that their law enforcement is one of the most professional and dedicated in the state of South Carolina. This past week, officers have responded to hundreds of 911 emergency calls for service; hundreds of non-emergency calls; served civil and criminal warrants -- 100 plus to be exact in 3 States; and spent, combined, thousands of hours serving the community in which we live.

May 20, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Two more arrested for Hayes murder

A total of five people are now charged in connection with Monday night's murder of a Camden man.

May 20, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Three suspects in custody; fourth sought in crime spree

Three men have been charged with murdering a 39-year-old Camden man Monday night and may be connected to a series of weekend home invasions and a grocery store robbery.

May 18, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - May 18, 2011

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two men after they solicited sex from a pair of undercover female agents Friday afternoon.

May 18, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Former deputy gets 5 years for prisoner attack

Found guilty in February of using excessive force on a man in his custody, former Kershaw County Sheriff's Sgt. Oddie Tribble was sentenced Monday to just more than five years in prison and three years of supervised release.

May 18, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests three in auto break-in, copper thefts

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies broke up two theft rings that have plagued Kershaw County for the past several months. Sheriff Jim Matthews announced the arrests of three men: Cody Jackson, 20; Dylan Johnson, 18; and Kasey Dinkins, 19.

May 13, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - May 11, 2011

Is there a chance the people responsible for a long series of auto break-ins in Elgin and Lugoff have widened their reach to Camden? The Camden Police Department (CPD) reported a series of auto break-ins May 4 in the Belmont, Chesnut Hills and Eve's Garden subdivisions off Black River Road.

May 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Traffic fatality may be homicide

What initially appeared to be a fatal automobile accident on Black River Road last month may actually have been a homicide.

May 11, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


More information released on robbery, drug cases

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) has released more information on Friday's armed robbery of a home on Jefferson Davis Highway in east Camden.

May 04, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - May 4, 2011

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Camden man Sunday and were still searching Tuesday for a Columbia man for allegedly pulling a gun on a woman at a Ballfield Road, Camden, apartment.

May 04, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Eight arrested in drug raid

Eight people, including a couple in their mid-50s, were arrested Thursday after a raid on a Gardner Street, Camden, house.

May 02, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Deputy catches teens following armed robbery

On Friday at approximately 3 p.m. Kershaw County dispatch received a 911 call that there was an armed robbery in progress at a residence next to the Shooters bar on Jefferson Davis Highway in east Camden.

May 02, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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California fugitive arrested in Kershaw County

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators and Oceanside (Calif.) Police Department (OPD) investigators arrested a Camden woman who apparently moved to Camden on the run from the law in California.

July 28, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Prestage Farms owner arrested in Washington, D.C.

Ron Prestage, president of Prestage Farms and a Kershaw County resident, spent most of Wednesday and part of Thursday in a Washington, D.C., jail cell. According to U.S. Capitol Police (USCP), Prestage, 59, was arrested around 9:20 a.m. Wednesday after officers discovered he was carrying a loaded handgun and a magazine with ammunition in a briefcase while trying to enter the Cannon House Office Building.

July 25, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 23, 2014

A Camden Police Department (CPD) officer answered a call to KershawHealth on Saturday in response to a patient with a bullet wound.

July 23, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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