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Camden, Conway men indicted on cocaine charges

In a press release issued Jan. 24, U.S. South Carolina Attorney Beth Drake said Kemo Jason Smith, 39, of Camden, and Deandre Adarias Jenkins, 27, of Conway, were charged Tuesday in a multi-count indictment with conspiracy to import cocaine and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine. Jenkins was additionally charged with possession of firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, and unlawful use of U.S. Mail. The maximum penalty they could receive for the conspiracy charges is a fine of $5 million and/or 40 years imprisonment.

January 30, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man pleads to federal firearm, drug charges

A Camden man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, according to a press release issued by South Carolina U.S. Attorney Beth Drake.

January 30, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD looking for armed robbery suspect

The Camden Police Department is seeking a suspect believed to be involved in two robberies that took place Wednesday evening.

January 26, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seeking armed robbery suspect

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies responded to an armed robbery Sunday morning at the Dollar General in Lugoff, 1686 U.S. 1 South.

January 23, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff man charged with sexually assaulting three children

On Thursday, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested David Adam Barton, 42, of Lugoff, and charged him with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 11 years of age and one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 14.

January 23, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 19, 2018

(The online version of this week's Crime Report is expanded from the print edition.)

January 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Injured woman recovering in Columbia

A woman struck by a pickup truck while she and her 13-year-old grandson were crossing DeKalb Street from the Little Theater in Camden on Sunday evening is recovering at a Columbia hospital, according to her daughter.

January 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Jackson’s bond revoked

A circuit court judge revoked a previously set bond for a man arrested by Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies on Dec. 29, 2017. Fifth Circuit Deputy Solicitor Brett Perry said Circuit Court Judge Tommy Cooper revoked bond for Cody Gene Jackson, 26, of U.S. 601 South, Lugoff, during a hearing Monday at the Kershaw County Courthouse.

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO nabs two out of state fugitives

Two fugitives from out of state were caught in Kershaw County last week.

January 09, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Davis is KCSF Deputy of the Year

Surrounded by his co-workers at the annual Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Christmas lunch, a surprised Investigator Chris Davis graciously accepted the 2017 Deputy of the Year award. The award is sponsored by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) and includes a commemorative plaque and a $1,000 cash prize.

January 05, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff man arrested after chase ends in Wateree River

At about 6:30 p.m. Dec. 29, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested Cody Gene Jackson, 26, of Highway 601 South, Lugoff, and charged him with failure to stop for a blue light, habitual traffic offender, driving under suspension (third or subsequent offense) and petit larceny. Deputies also charged Jackson on outstanding warrants for failure to stop for a blue light, driving under suspension, habitual traffic offender and grand larceny.

January 05, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Rushing assumes chief deputy duties at KCSO

Prior to his election as Kershaw County Sheriff, Jim Matthews sought out Marvin Lee Brown who was a S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agent at the time and offered him the job of chief deputy. Brown accepted and served as chief deputy for seven years.

January 05, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Wednesday afternoon traffic accident kills Darlington man

A single vehicle accident caused by icy road conditions in Kershaw County Wednesday afternoon left one man dead.

January 05, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 2, 2018

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

January 02, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Christmas day mayhem results in three arrests

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputies three suspects in two separate incidents on Christmas Day.

December 29, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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KCSO charges three in auto break-ins, thefts

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is among multiple agencies charging two men and a juvenile with dozens of automobile break-ins and thefts throughout ...

August 17, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Aug. 16, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

August 17, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO investigating man’s death as murder

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating a 30-year-old man's death as a murder.

August 17, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO investigating auto break-ins

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office is investigating a recent rash of auto break-ins that have occurred in Kershaw County county.

August 10, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Cedarbrook Apartment murder suspect turns himself in

A murder suspect turned himself just late Thursday night, about 14 hours after he allegedly shot another man to death at the Cedarbrook Apartments on ...

August 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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