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Online Only: Fiery crash kills two

Two people died, one at the scene and another at an area hospital, following a fiery single-car crash on Lovett Road in east Camden.

October 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 13, 2015

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy arrested a man Oct. 7 on drug possession charges after the subject returned to where the same deputy had just given him a warning for speeding.

October 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 9, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking information about a man who reportedly stole nearly $1,400 at gunpoint from a Lugoff market and fired a shot at a man working nearby on Oct. 3.

October 09, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Kershaw man, 47, arrested for sex with 13-year-old

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Kershaw man, charging him for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. According to a KCSO press release, deputies arrested Robin Stover, 47, of Kershaw, and charged him with second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 14.

October 09, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Haile Gold Mine donates gas monitor equipment to Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah FD

Recently, Haile Gold Mine donated new multi-gas monitor and calibration equipment, valued at around $1,500 to the Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department.

October 09, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden Fire Dept. receives national award

The Camden Fire Department (CFD) celebrated National Fire Safety Week with an added bonus: a National award for Fire Safety and Prevention.

October 09, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff man dies in submerged vehicle

A Lugoff man died Sunday after a car in which he was a passenger got swept off a washed-out portion of roadway into Twenty-Five Mile Creek.

October 06, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report Extra - Oct. 2, 2015

(Editor's Note: Due to deadline issues and space considerations, the C-I was unable to publish most reports from the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday. Our regular crime report will now appear on Tuesdays.)

October 02, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 30, 2015

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Gaston teenager following a lengthy chase after clocking him at 115 mph on I-20 near the Lee County line.

September 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden’s Fire Fest celebrates 20 years

Cloud cover and the threat of rain didn't deter hundreds of people from lining Broad Street in downtown Camden to see a parade of fire trucks and other emergency vehicles marking the opening Saturday morning of Camden's 20th annual Fire Fest.

September 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Kelly sentenced to 50 years in prison

Stephen Ross Kelly, 22, will spend the next 50 years in prison for sexually assaulting and then strangling to death 18-year-old Briana Rabon in February 2014. Kelly could have faced up to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

September 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Kelly murder trial starts today

Stephen Ross Kelly, 22, of Lugoff, goes on trial today for allegedly strangling to death 18-year-old Briana Rabon, also of Lugoff, in February 2014. The 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office on Friday confirmed Kelly's trial begins today.

September 28, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R firefighter is S.C. Child Safety Seat Technician of the Year

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Assistant Fire Marshal and Engineer Ben Hinson recently received the honor of being named South Carolina's Child Safety Seat Technician of the Year.

September 25, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 23, 2015

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested an Elgin man Saturday after he allegedly shot at a woman. The man then reportedly threatened a deputy during his arrest.

September 23, 2015 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Local attorney involved in Charleston church shooting case

At least for a moment, Camden attorney Deborah Butcher found herself involved with one of the most high profile court cases in South Carolina history. Butcher, who, with her husband, Robert, own and operate the Camden Law Firm, represented Joey Meek at his federal court bond hearing in Columbia on Friday.

September 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Sheriff Matthews is Elks’ 2016 Camarena award winner

The S.C. Elks Association (SCEA) presented its 2016 Enrique "Kiki" Camarena award to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews at its recent South Carolina Winter ...

February 09, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Feb. 9, 2016

During the past week, two Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies managed to avoid head-on crashes with drunk drivers in separate incidents. In both ...

February 09, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests suspected burglar after manhunt

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies and Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb arrested a Bethune man following a manhunt Wednesday morning in connection with ...

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


17-year-old charged with criminal sexual conduct

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a young Gaston man Tuesday and charged him with two counts each of first degree criminal sexual ...

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Florida man arrested by KCSO sentenced for tax scheme

A federal judge recently sentenced a Florida man arrested by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) in February 2012 for his role in a ...

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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