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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


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


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


Law Enforcement Report - April 27, 2011

The Department of Social Services took an 82-year-old Elgin man into emergency protective custody and Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested his 65-year-old ex-wife after she allegedly assaulted him April 18.

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


Missing NCHS teen found Saturday

Word started spreading on Facebook around 11 p.m. Saturday that missing 19-year-old North Central High School (NCHS) student Brandon Christopher Smith of Cassatt had been found.

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


NCHS student reported missing

A North Central High School student was still missing Thursday after last being seen at school Tuesday morning.

April 22, 2011 | By Martha Bruce and Ashley Lewis Ford C-I staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - April 20, 2011

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two men and is seeking four others for their participation in a dogfight Sunday evening. A deputy stopped James Edward Nelson, 40, of Lancaster, and Willie J. Nelson, 52, of North Carolina, as they were trying to leave the scene of Sunday's raid at a Bob Hugh Road address near Jefferson. The Nelsons relationship to each other was undetermined at press time.

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


Woman eats marijuana as KCSO closes in

"(Deputies) proceeded to secure the residence when Subject #2 came to the door, eating marijuana."

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


Two shot, one arrested in Lugoff

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Kershaw County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a local gas station to meet with several subjects who had reportedly been shot at another location.

April 18, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


1,000 rounds

On April 6, American Legion Post 195 liaisons Bill and Nancy Heil presented Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews with 1,000 rounds of ammunition for firearms training. In the past, Matthews said that officers were only required to fire 50 rounds of ammunition once a year – a move that he said was both grossly inadequate and negligent. "I want my guys, if they have to shoot at a bad guy, I want them to hit the bad guy and not some good guy standing there," he said, adding that he wants to step up firearms training so that officers will ...

April 18, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Crime Report - Sept. 17, 2014

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigation into an allegation that a woman threatened her foster children with a knife ended with the children's removal from the home on Sept. 11.

September 17, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Body recovered from Wateree River

After a search spanning nearly 40 hours, crews from local and state agencies found the body of a missing Sumter man on Monday morning in the Wateree River approximately one-half mile from where he disappeared. Authorities said Michael Adell Kolb, 47, disappeared around 5 p.m. Saturday from Patriot's Landing, the boat ramp and dock below the U.S. 1 bridge crossing the river and connecting Camden with Lugoff.

September 17, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


N.Y. man drowns in Lugoff motel pool

A young New York man who attended his grandmother's funeral on Monday died when he apparently drowned in a Lugoff motel pool Tuesday morning.

September 17, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Killer pleads guilty, receives 42-year sentence

A Cassatt man will be 88 years old before he can leave prison after pleading guilty to the murder of his roommate in September 2012.

September 17, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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