It didn't take long for investigators working a series of robberies across the Midlands to figure out Monica Chase was lying to them.
The Lugoff Fire Department was dispatched to Meadow Drive in Lugoff July 27 initially for a reported brush fire close to a home. The first arriving firefighter reported to incoming units that the fire was actually inside the home with heavy smoke and fire showing from the roof.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested one man as another escaped following a home invasion in east Camden early Monday morning. Sheriff Jim Matthews said deputies responded to a call on Denton Street shortly after midnight Monday.
A Tiger Woods hat. A partial fingerprint. Some DNA. And a Camden Police Department (CPD) officer's recollection of a case from as far back as 12 years ago. Those elements -- and deputies, officers and investigators from five Midlands law enforcement agencies -- came together Friday to stop a one-man crime spree.
Narcotics agents with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two men at a Watts Hill Road, Lugoff, location July 25 after receiving an anonymous tip they were cooking methamphetamine in a metal shed.
For some 50 minutes Friday, someone -- apparently sympathetic to ousted Kershaw County Republican Party co-chair Jeff Mattox -- made it very difficult for anyone else to get through to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO).
Jeff Mattox is no longer the co-chair of the Kershaw County Republican Party.
A knife-wielding robber already suspected in a number of Camden-area cases struck again Sunday night, this time at the Holiday Inn on U.S. 521 South near the I-20 interchange. Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd said it now appears the suspect may be tied to crimes outside Camden as well.
Jeff Mattox, co-chair of the Kershaw County Republican Party, is resisting calls for him to resign. Mattox, who is a representative of the Kershaw County Patriots -- a Tea Party-like group -- confirmed Tuesday that his fellow co-chair, Chris Oviatt, asked him to step down.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) traffic enforcement unit (TEU) officers were busy on I-20 as they began their second week of operation.
The modus operandi, or M.O., looked familiar.
A routine driver's license check by the newly formed Kershaw County Sheriff's Office traffic unit netted the arrest of a Columbia man believed to supply contraband tobacco and cell phones to prison inmates.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics agents raided a Railroad Avenue, Elgin, auto shop Monday at the Elgin Police Department's (EPD) request and arrested two men.
A circuit court judge stopped the trial of a man facing hard time on drug charges, declared a mistrial and immediately sentenced the man to 10 years in prison for jury tampering.
Sheriff's deputies and police officers are always on their guard. They are trained to deal with the unknown, even when pulling someone over for a minor traffic violation.
The man accused of kidnapping a woman in Chesterfield County, sexually assaulting her there, bringing her into Kershaw County, sexually assaulting her again and then killing her with a baseball bat three years ago will not face a jury until Feb. 9, 2016.
Kershaw County businessman Frank Lee kicked off an effort to purchase replacement bulletproof vests for Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies. Lee donated funds to do so through the Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF).
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested and charged a Lancaster man with grand larceny, DUI, driving under suspension and failure to stop for blue lights Sunday after he fled in a stolen truck from a KCSO deputy.
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