The Camden-Lugoff Elks Lodge #2603 donated $2,000 toward the purchase of bulletproof vests or body cameras for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office on Friday, June 12. Lodge President John Powers, third from the right in the photo, presented the check to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews with other lodge members in attendance.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating the theft of a TV, an air conditioner and a shotgun from an Elgin home June 10. A KCSO report said the victim was away from his Silicate Way home for four hours and when he returned he noticed a gate and a shed door were open. Not realizing the house had been broken into, he closed the gate and shed before going into the house and discovering the thefts. The report said the total value of the missing items is approximately $1,500.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested Donnie Lee Hudson, 32, of Lugoff, on two counts of criminal sexual conduct on a minor under 14 years of age. According to a KCSO press release, investigators first arrested Hudson on May 13.
Local and state law enforcement chiefs met with the public Thursday evening in a program hosted by the Concerned Clergy of Kershaw County. Panelists in Camden High School's auditorium included Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd and S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Chris Williamson. Elgin Police Chief Harold Brown and Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb also attended. Rev. Dr. Augustus Rodgers, pastor of Unity United Methodist Church in Lugoff served as the master of ceremonies.
Sporadic reports of a black bear spotted in Camden this week remain unconfirmed as the Camden Police Department (CPD) said responding officers have not seen the animal. CPD Capt. Mike Stone said Wednesday the department had received calls, but officers were unable to verify the presence of a bear within the city limits.
The physical fitness and tenacity of two Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies is being credited in the arrest Saturday of a Camden man wanted by the S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardons (SCDPPP).
A Camden man who pled guilty July 8 to shooting into his ex-girlfriend's home a year ago will spend at least the next three years in prison. Harley Joe Moore, 34, pled guilty to charges of discharging a firearm into a dwelling, unlawful carrying of a pistol and second degree burglary in conjunction with a July 14, 2014, incident.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested an Elgin man Friday and charged him with third-degree burglary and several car break-ins after learning his identity from a cellphone he apparently dropped during his alleged crime spree.