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Deputies arrest felon with sawed-off shotgun

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Camden man following a shooting call Sunday evening and charged him with possession of a sawed-off shotgun, unlawful transport of a sawed-off shotgun and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

May 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man gets 15 years on federal charges

In a press release issued Thursday, South Carolina U.S. Attorney Beth Drake said Swan Nicoyis Jackson, 22, of Camden, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to 180 months (15 years) imprisonment with four years of supervised release to follow.

May 08, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested after shooting wife in neck

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested a Camden-area man Tuesday and charged him with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature after he allegedly shot his wife.

May 04, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 1, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

May 01, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Parker pleas to federal carjacking charge

One of four people charged in an April 2017 carjacking in Lugoff pleaded guilty recently to a federal charge and will spend the next seven years in a penitentiary.

April 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man charged with 15 counts of vandalism

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a man Wednesday night after he reportedly admitted to committing 15 acts of vandalism over two nights at a dozen sites in downtown Camden. According to CPD incident reports, officers arrested Jordan Rasheed McKeever, 245, of Laurens Street, Camden.

April 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man broke into vehicles during worship services

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a county man for breaking into vehicles during worship services in the Westville area on Sunday.

April 24, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD looking for missing child

Two-year-old Dakota Day Ray, is considered to be a missing child even though she is thought to be with her parents. Dakota is considered missing because her parents -- William Eugene Ray, 43; and Jessica Louise Ray, 36 -- allegedly obtained custody of her in violation of a safety plan put in place by the S.C. Department of Social Services' office in Kershaw County.

April 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


BMPFD gets V-SAFE grant

The Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department (BMPFD) recently received a $22,440 grant from the state of South Carolina through the Volunteer Strategic Assistance Fire Equipment (V-SAFE) Program.

April 13, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man charged for driving on Springdale track

The Camden Police Department (CPD) and Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) charged a Camden man with multiple offenses after he reportedly drove on a practice track at Springdale Race Course on Sunday afternoon.

April 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Orphaned and homeless - Part 2 of 2

Fourteen-year-old "J.M." ended up on the streets of Elgin for four months in 2015. In 2016, his attorneys, Deborah and Robert Butcher, filed a lawsuit on his behalf against the S.C. Department of Social Services (SCDSS) claiming the agency's negligent actions not only deprived him of his Fourteenth Amendment right to due process, but placed him in danger and led to his becoming homeless.

April 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Former city employee dies after house fire

A former city of Camden Department of Public Works employee, Barbara Currie, 72, of White Pines Circle, Camden, died Thursday from injuries suffered in a house fire on Saturday, March 31. According to a press release issued by Kershaw County Coroner David West, Currie died Thursday evening from carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation.

April 10, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Orphaned and homeless - Part 1 of 2

At the age of 14, an orphan listed in court documents as "J.M." lived on the streets of Elgin for about four months, sleeping in abandoned cars, sheds and even a burnt-out home. On March 16, a jury awarded J.M., now 17, $150,000 in a judgment against the S.C. Department of Social Services (SCDSS) concluding that the agency's negligent actions led to his ending up on the streets. The judgment came almost exactly two years after being filed in the Kershaw County Clerk of Court's office in March 2016.

April 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cup-related charges cut by more than half

The Camden Police Department (CPD) and its partner agencies issued summonses or arrested 43 people during March 31's 84th running of the Carolina Cup. That is a more than 50 percent drop from previous years, according to CPD Chief Joe Floyd.

April 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 3, 2018

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

April 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Man dies of heat stroke

A county man died of heatstroke on July 10, according to a press release from Kershaw County Coroner David West. In the press release, West ...

July 17, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Police in the Park

For the second in its "Police in the Park" series, the Camden Police Department (CPD) set up at Rectory Square on Saturday, July 7. The ...

July 13, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Ray transferred to Kershaw County jail from Iowa

The father of a 2-year-old girl listed as missing for more than a month earlier this year is now behind bars at the Kershaw County ...

July 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R Explorers win at two competitions

The Lugoff Fire-Rescue Explorer Post recently participated in two local competitions in Columbia.

July 13, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff man arrested for attempted murder

A 30-year-old Lugoff man is in jail on three counts of attempted murder after allegedly firing several shots into a car, injuring two of the ...

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 10, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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