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Significant heroin seizure leads to Camden man’s arrest

For several years, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators received tips about 32-year-old Ronald Jason Boone selling heroin in the county. Thanks to those tips and narcotics agent surveillance, Boone, 32, of Fairfax Drive, Camden is behind bars, held on $200,000 bond for trafficking heroin and other drug charges.

February 12, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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 conference in Myrtle Beach. The Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks established the award to recognize and honor law enforcement officers who have made a significant contribution in the field of drug abuse prevention and who personify Agent Camarena's belief "one person can make a difference."

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 cases, the deputies happened to be part of the KCSO's traffic unit and were able to arrest the drivers and charge them with driving under the influence (DUI).

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 a series of burglaries in the area. According to a KCSO press release, Cobb and deputies arrested Jeremy Rashad Woodall, 22, of Dinkins Circle, Bethune and charged him with multiple counts of second degree burglary.

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 conduct and second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

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 fraudulent tax return scheme.

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Feb. 2, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a man early Sunday morning after he allegedly broke into an Elgin home and stole numerous items.

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests two after clocking car at 111 mph

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) traffic deputy arrested two men Sunday after clocking their Kia traveling at 111 mph on I-20.

January 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 26, 2016

(The online version of today's Crime Report contains additional information and additional items which could not be published in our print edition due to space considerations.)

January 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man leads deputies on 30-mile chase

During the early morning hours Saturday, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested Rasheed Timothy Sumpter, 25, of Bishopville, following a lengthy high speed pursuit which began in Kershaw County and ended up in Lee County. According to a KCSO press release, deputies charged Sumpter with failure to stop for a blue light, malicious injury to personal property, resisting arrest and DUI.

January 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Two injured in Lugoff drive-by shooting, suspects in custody

Two people are recovering from injuries and two men are in custody following a drive-by shooting Saturday night on Bob-O-Link Road in Lugoff.

January 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 19, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 39-year-old county woman and her 43-year-old husband after she allegedly grabbed her 11-year-old son by the neck and choked him on Jan. 10.

January 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Online only: Man killed in one-car collision

A young Lugoff man died in a one-car collision Monday afternoon on U.S. 601 South just past Old English Road.

January 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Armory restaurant co-owner arrested on Florida bench warrant

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputies entered The Armory Restaurant in Camden on Thursday night and arrested co-owner Edward N. Carminas on a probation violation connected to a 2009 Florida cocaine possession conviction. Caraminas, 59, is being detained at the Kershaw County Detention Center where, according to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, he is awaiting extradition to Nassau County, Fla.

January 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrest two after house fire reveals meth lab

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two people at a Railgate Loop, Lugoff residence after a house fire revealed the presence of a methamphetamine lab on Friday.

January 12, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Crime Report - July 1, 2016

Agents from four agencies took to the air recently in an effort to eradicate marijuana field operations. The search turned up such an operation June ...

July 01, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests felon on drugs, gun charges

A Columbia man will have to come up with $135,000 cash in order to get out of the Kershaw County Detention Center after deputies ...

July 01, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


High speed pursuit results in arrest of soldier

A high speed chase through parts of Kershaw and Lee counties resulted in the arrest of a Fort Bragg, N.C., soldier Thursday. According to ...

June 28, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 24, 2016

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking the whereabouts of 43-year-old Darryl Everette Halley in connection with an arson and assault case on ...

June 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


B-MPFD firefighters receive certifications

Two of Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department (B-MPFD) volunteer firefighters recently completed firefighter training and obtained additional certifications. Brady Morgan, 16, attended Fundamentals of Firefighting class ...

June 21, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CFD Explorers bring back honors from Myrtle Beach

Members of the Camden Fire Department's Explorers post brought back honors from the 2016 S.C. Fire Rescue Explorer Competition.

June 21, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD wins new DUI enforcement vehicle

You may have seen it around town -- a black Ford Explorer seemingly materializing out of nowhere, blue lights blazing.

June 21, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Smoke from Lugoff house fire seen near Lee County line

A June 14 house fire on Wildwood Lane in Lugoff was so intense, thick smoke rising from the roof could be seen as far away ...

June 21, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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