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Man arrested after two-hour standoff

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 32-year-old Elgin man Wednesday morning following a two-hour standoff at the man's home. According to a KCSO incident report, deputies Jason Marsh, 32, of Chestnut Circle, Elgin, on one count each of pointing and presenting a firearm at a person, possession with intent to distribute a Schedule I, II or III drug and possession of methamphetamine following the standoff.

January 31, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Fire damages home

An early afternoon fire Sunday damaged a home in downtown Camden but caused no injuries.

January 31, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Threatening letters

Camden Police Department (CPD) Lt. Penny Lloyd carried a completely stuffed white 2-inch, 3-ring binder into Investigations Lt. Herbie Frasier's office. The only thing printed on the front was a case number: 2015-0648. Inside was page after page of incident reports, investigative notes and more, including handwritten letters.

January 31, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests gang members, seize stolen cars, handgun

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested three Richland County teenagers early Thursday morning. The KCSO referred to all three as gang members in a press release issued Friday evening.

January 31, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Seven arrested on narcotics charges

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office has arrested seven people on a variety of narcotics charges after a two month investigation, according to a KCSO press release.

January 31, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 27, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD) officers responded to an East DeKalb Street motel just before 3 a.m. Wednesday to a report of a strong armed robbery and possible assault.

January 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Fire damages home in Lugoff

A mobile home caught fire Tuesday morning causing major damage but no injuries, according to a Lugoff Fire-Rescue press release.

January 27, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man, grandson arrested thanks to trail cam

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested a 64-year-old Elgin man and his grandson for petit larceny after the pair allegedly broke into an unfinished home and stole a large number of power tools.

January 27, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Child found in pool still recovering

A 3-year-old boy is still recovering after being found by his parents in an in-ground pool at their new home in Lugoff on Monday afternoon. Members of Friendship Baptist Church in Lugoff are assisting the family in both responding to inquiries about the boy and in raising funds to assist in paying for his treatment.

January 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests armed gang member

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Columbia man Saturday who Sheriff Jim Matthews said is an armed, documented gang member.

January 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Tip leads to drug charges for two

A tip to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office led to the arrest of two in Cassatt and seizure of a variety of drugs, including pot plants growing under lights in a bedroom closet.

January 17, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


44 year old man charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct

A Kershaw County man was arrested Tuesday in Lancaster for allegedly assaulting a nine year old girl.

January 13, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Suspect rams two patrol cars during pursuit

A Rembert man is behind bars after leading deputies on a lengthy chase and ramming two patrol cars in the process Tuesday, according to a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office press release.

January 13, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Two fatal accidents reported over holiday weekend

Two separate accidents, one involving a two year old boy, have claimed the lives of two Kershaw County residents.

January 03, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Three county pursuit ends in Kershaw County

A West Columbia man who allegedly kidnapped a woman from Lexington County and led law enforcement on a lengthy chase was finally stopped and arrested in Kershaw County early Tuesday morning.

December 16, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Crime Report - March 24, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD) officers charged a 29-year-old Elgin woman with resisting arrest after responding to Jeffers Circle about an SUV stuck in a ditch ...

March 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Men plead guilty in Sandhills Bank robbery case

Two men arrested in June 2015 for the armed robbery of the Sandhills Bank branch in Bethune pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court. According to ...

March 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Boan graduates from FBI Academy

Camden Police Department Capt. Lee Boan graduated from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Academy on March 17. Boan studied at the academy ...

March 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire-Rescue dedicates new trucks

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) dedicated two new fire trucks into service March 18 at its headquarters with board members, fire department members and elected officials on ...

March 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Officer honored

Lt. Tyrell Cato, who recently earned the professional designation of Certified Jail Officer through the American Jail Association, was recognized by Kershaw County Council for ...

March 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Thanks to grant, LF-R gets eight new AEDs

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently purchased eight new automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, thanks to a more than $8,600 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public ...

March 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - March 17, 2017

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office reported the following recent incidents:

March 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff gives $100,000 check to SCVAN

Every year, every county in South Carolina collects money from fines and assessments following court proceedings. A percentage of those funds are mandated by state ...

March 17, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


GPS coordinates lead to murder investigation

The case of a missing Bethune man is now a murder investigation.

March 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law enforcement, businesses team up for memorials

For many years, drivers along any number of roadways, including I-20 in Kershaw County, have seen roadside memorials erected by people mourning loved ones who ...

March 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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