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County man pleads guilty to breeding, abusing dogs for fights

A Kershaw County man pled guilty June 27 to 12 counts of ill treatment of animals and eight counts of breeding dogs for illegal purposes, all felony charges. Burton Lushawn Mincey, arrested by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Jan. 8, immediately received a sentence of five years, suspended upon one year of active prison time and two years supervised release from Judge Robert Hood at the Kershaw County Courthouse.

July 03, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Two men arrested in West DeKalb Street drug bust

People driving on West DeKalb Street in Camden got to see something they normally don't on a Monday afternoon: a short car chase and the arrest of two men in a drug bust.

July 03, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


SCHP July 4 enforcement begins today

S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) troopers, in conjunction with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), Camden Police Department (CPD) and Kershaw County's Community Action for a Safer Tomorrow (CAST), will begin its July 4th weekend enforcement program Wednesday at 6 a.m. Enhanced patrols, checkpoints and other efforts will continue until 12 a.m. Saturday night.

July 01, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Defense begins case in CMA trial

The civil trial over the alleged 2008 beating and rape of a cadet at Camden Military Academy (CMA) transitioned this week from the plaintiff's case to the defense.

June 28, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 26, 2013

An 18-year-old Lugoff teen was allegedly beat up by three men after he refused to give up his laptop.

June 26, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


SCHP to investigate fatal single-car crash

A 44-year-old Camden man died in a single-car crash on Precipice Road Friday night.

June 24, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Matthews won’t testify at CMA trial

Kershaw County Sheriff James Matthews and two Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies will not testify in a trial about the alleged rape of a former cadet at Camden Military Academy (CMA).

June 21, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests two for auto break-ins

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested two men for allegedly breaking into several vehicles parked at Cassatt Water Co. The two men also allegedly stole gas from Cassatt Water Co. vehicles as well as tools.

June 21, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man accused of sexually assaulting girl

A 50-year-old Camden man is in jail without bond for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.

June 21, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire Explorer Team earns first place at state competition

A team from the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) Explorer Post won a first place ranking June 13 at the annual S.C. Fire Rescue Conference Firefighter Explorer Competition at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

June 19, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 19, 2013

An Elgin woman allegedly pointed a shotgun at her foster son.

June 19, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Near drowning averted at Kendall Lake

One day before an Elgin homeowner found 15-year-old Daven Williams dead in their swimming pool, a Camden man was transported -- alive -- to the hospital after nearly drowning in Kendall Lake. Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd said the 35-year-old man had to be taken to the hospital after he tried to rescue his fiancé's flotation device.

June 19, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Pine Grove Residential student found dead in swimming pool

A 15-year-old teen with a developmental disorder was found dead on Friday after he walked away from the school he attended in Elgin for the second time, according to authorities.

June 17, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


CMA hazing trial continues in Columbia

A federal jury is hearing testimony this week as the trial begins of a lawsuit brought against Camden Military Academy (CMA). In the trial's first days, attorneys for a former cadet have brought forward testimony and evidence they say show that, in 2008, other CMA students raped the then 13-year-old boy, according to news reports. The former cadet, listed in the lawsuit only as "JBC," is now 18.

June 14, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 12, 2013

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a 43-year-old Camden man June 3 after he attempted to break into a car wash on Jefferson Davis Hwy. in east Camden.

June 12, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Crime Report - Feb. 24, 2017

The Elgin Police Department (EPD) reported a high number of motor vehicle break-ins and thefts from motor vehicles in recent weeks.

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man charged with arson for setting own home on fire

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested a Lugoff man on Thursday for allegedly setting his own home on fire Wednesday morning. According ...

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


SLED arrests Lugoff woman for stealing daycare funds

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested and charged a Lugoff woman in connection with an investigation into funds missing from a church ...

February 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


First-grader submits winning KCSO K9 name

Madison Cook, 7 (center), holds up a certificate she received Thursday morning from Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews (back, far left) for being the winner ...

February 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests man after vehicle chase through woods

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy arrested a Lugoff man Wednesday on multiple charges following a car chase through a wooded area in ...

February 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Feb. 17, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two Lugoff men following an assault that allegedly took place around 5:45 a.m. Sunday.

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


KCSO arrests five armed men

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested five men, all armed with handguns, early Wednesday morning. Each of the arrested men is suspected of ...

February 17, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD arrests man for armed robberies

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a man Wednesday for two armed robberies, one of which took place that day. The other robbery reportedly took ...

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


One confirmed wounded in shooting

At least one person suffered injuries from a shooting incident during a post-funeral gathering in Elgin on Sunday evening. The KCSO is seeking the whereabouts ...

February 14, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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