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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


Sheriff offers tips following rash of auto break-ins

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) patrol car belonging to an investigator who lives in Lugoff's Pepper Ridge subdivision was one of 16 automobile break-ins reported Tuesday morning. The break-ins in or near the subdivision off U.S. 1 across from Lugoff Elgin High School are just the latest in a long string of such incidents that have been reported during the last four months.

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


Man arrested for stealing Jackson School laptops

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office investigators were called to the scene of a break-in Monday at the new Jackson School on Jefferson Davis Highway in east Camden. School officials discovered someone broke into the school during the previous week when school was out for spring break. The thief stole 28 new laptop computers.

April 13, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin boy wanders off again; mother, boyfriend arrested

A woman and her boyfriend have been charged with unlawful neglect of a child after the woman's 22-month-old son was found wandering around his Elgin neighborhood Sunday for the second time in eight days.

April 13, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - April 13, 2011

Twenty-five more automobile break-ins were reported April 4 and 7, according to reports filed by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). The thieves stole items from the automobiles in at least 17 of those cases.

April 13, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Dollar General robbed Thursday evening

Three masked men entered the Dollar General at 1616 Jefferson Davis Highway around 7 p.m. Thursday and forced employees to open a safe at gunpoint and before tying them up. According to a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) report, the men got away with at least $2,000.

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


Law Enforcement Report - April 6, 2011

A county man was arrested and faces drug charges after an undercover agent working with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) purchased 4 grams of marijuana from him at his residence.

April 06, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


The revolving door

It has become a too often repeated refrain: a drug dealer is busted by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and put in jail. The next day, or even a few hours later, that drug dealer is back on the street, selling drugs again.

April 06, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Home invasion victims arrested on drug, other charges

An east Camden man and woman who were the victims of a November home invasion have now been arrested themselves on charges of bootlegging and trafficking cocaine.

April 06, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Toddler found safe; DSS called in

A 22-month-old boy who was missing for nearly 12 hours in Elgin was found Saturday morning around 8 a.m. with his Labrador mix dog next to him, said Sheriff Jim Matthews.

April 04, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Crime-Police-Fire


Marijuana growing operation discovered

Two people were arrested on charges of cultivating marijuana at their Frost Road, Camden, home after Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies received a tip about a man they were searching for.

March 30, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - March 30, 2011

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators are looking into another round of automobile break-ins in Lugoff. A dozen such incidents were reported Friday morning in or near the Hunters Crossing subdivision where similar incidents were reported in January.

March 30, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Two arrested in Cassatt drug raid

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two men Sept. 24 -- one from Camden and the other from Cassatt -- on drug charges when the KCSO's narcotics and special response teams served a search warrant at a Cassatt home.

October 01, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Columbia man, 51, charged with having sex with girl, 15

A 51-year-old Columbia man is out on bail after turning himself in to Kershaw County authorities Monday on charges he had sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl in Lugoff. A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) press release said deputies charged Anthony Alan Corley with second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

October 01, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Fire Fest 2014 filled with demonstrations, family fun

Flames roared and smoke billowed out of a makeshift living room behind Rhame Arena on Saturday. Moments later, a similar fire started in an identical "living room" next to it, but never got out of hand, thanks to a sprinkler system installed in the second room.

October 01, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 1, 2014

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies responded to a home invasion and armed robbery on Quail Circle in Lugoff on Sept. 22.

October 01, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested for failure to stop for blue lights for third time

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Camden man Tuesday after he turned himself in to deputies. Anthony Lorenzo Jackson, 24, faces charges of failure to stop for a blue light, possession of a stolen pistol, driving under the influence and driving under suspension.

September 26, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 24, 2014

A quick-thinking Camden Police Department (CPD) officer thwarted a potential shoplifter by asking him for help at a West DeKalb Street department store Sept. 17.

September 24, 2014 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I news staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Rushing wins Thurmond Excellence in Law Enforcement award

A Kershaw County man who has served with the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) since 1999 is this year's winner of the state-level Strom Thurmond Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement. SLED Special Agent Jack Rushing III, who lives in Camden, received the award during a banquet at the Fort Jackson Officers' Club on Sept. 12.

September 24, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Saturday marks 19th annual Fire Fest

The 19th Annual Camden/Kershaw County Fire Fest will be held at Rhame Arena, 517 Bull St., on Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. in Camden. This year's event will kick off with the annual parade of fire trucks and emergency vehicles down Broad Street to Rhame Arena. The festivities will include food, competitions and demonstrations.

September 24, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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