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Burglary suspect caught by armed homeowner

An armed homeowner caught a burglary suspect and held him at gunpoint until law enforcement could get to the scene, according to a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office press release.

November 07, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Nov. 3, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

November 03, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Nominations open for 2017 Deputy of the Year

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) Board of Directors invites the public to submit nominations for the "2017 Kershaw County Sheriff's Office Deputy of the Year Award." The award recognizes a KCSO deputy who exhibits exemplary service to our county and citizens in the current calendar year. The KCSO winner will receive a $1,000 prize funded by anonymous supporters of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office and the KCSF.

November 03, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Target approves KCSO grant

On Oct. 26, the Target Corporation approved a $9,000 grant for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO).

November 03, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Auto break-in suspect gets probation after guilty pleas

One of three young men arrested in March for multiple motor vehicle break-ins in and around Camden pleaded guilty Oct. 12. According to online court records, Jonathan William Ray, 22, of Mount Hebron Road, Cassatt, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of larceny/motor vehicle break-in. A circuit court judge sentenced him to five years in prison, suspended to time served and four years probation. The judge also ordered Ray to obtain his GED and to undergo both substance abuse counseling and random drug and alcohol tests.

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


2-year-old dies in Cassatt collision

A 2-year-old Cassatt girl died Monday night from injuries sustained in a two-car collision a little after 6 p.m. at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road West and Robinson Town Road.

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


Ray leaving LF-R to be fire academy superintendent

Dennis Ray, who has led Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) since June 2010, will leave the agency to become the new superintendent of the S.C. Fire Academy and, thus, the chief of firefighting training for the state. Ray will also become the assistant state fire marshal for South Carolina. His last day with the LF-R will be Nov. 27. He will start his new work at the fire academy on Dec. 1.

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


Crime Report - Oct. 27, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

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


High speed chase ends with capture of suspected burglars

Three Georgetown County men are in custody following a high-speed pursuit of a vehicle involved in the burglary of two Camden-area Dollar General stores on Oct. 18.

October 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Two arrested for meth, crack trafficking

On Oct. 17 at about 7:45 a.m., Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies executed a search warrant on a home in the 300 block of Smyrna Road near Elgin and arrested Devon Deshawn Jamison, 25, who lives at the home; and Theus Alpanchino Lawton Gillie, 30, who lives on Sunview Circle in Columbia. Deputies seizured of 6.4 ounces of methamphetamine, 2.7 ounces of crack cocaine, 9 grams of cocaine and 14 ounces of marijuana.

October 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


A deputy’s final ride

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) patrol cars follow a hearse on West DeKalb Street in Camden Thursday morning while on its way to Bethune carrying the body of former KCSO investigator Lt. Phil Crawford. Crawford, who started as a road deputy with the KCSO in 1997 after working in Bishopville and Lee County, went to work as a criminal investigator and polygraph examiner for Lancaster County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) in 2010. He medically retired from the LCSO after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gherig's Disease). Crawford also served in the U.S. Air ...

October 20, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 17, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

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


Deputies arrest New York murder suspect

At approximately 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies, detectives from the New York Police Department (NYPD) and U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force agents arrested Cortney Pitts, 26, of New York City, on charges stemming from an October 2015 murder in Bronx County, New York.

October 13, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman pleads guilty to car break-ins

A 20-year-old woman pleaded guilty Monday to four of eight counts of breaking into motor vehicles a year ago. Kristina Danielle Lake, of Humphrey Drive, Columbia, pleaded guilty to those charges and an additional charge of grand larceny more than $10,000. Lake, one of five people the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested for the September 2016 break-ins, received a three-year sentence under the Youthful Offender Act, suspended upon 18 months probation with credit for 392 days served.

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD investigating Boykin Park shooting incident

Camden police are investigating a shooting incident that took place near Boykin Park on Sunday.

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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KCSO seizes meth, money and Mercedes in drug bust

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators seized more than $7,000 cash, just less than 1 kilogram of methamphetamine, 1 ounce of marijuana ...

May 25, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seizes drugs, weapons in Cassatt and Lugoff

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics officers seized quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine and meth along with weapons after executing search warrants on two ...

May 25, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


2-year-old girl found safe

Two-year-old Dakota Ray is safe more than a month after being declared missing on April 15. Her parents are under arrest after being located in ...

May 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct charges

Richard Dewayne Hendrix, 19, with addresses in Lugoff and Gaston, pleaded guilty May 11 to three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor ...

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 18, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff provides timeline in Connell case

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews has provided a timeline regarding the investigation leading S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents to charge his former ...

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CHS receives fake threat

Around 8:15 a.m. Monday, Camden High School (CHS) Principal Dan Matthews sent a message via phone and email alerting parents that another fake ...

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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