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Law enforcement report -- June 1, 2011

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy jumped into the bed of a moving pickup truck on U.S. 1 in order to arrest a female drug suspect.

June 01, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO still investigating murder, meth lab

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) will return to the site of a murder, meth lab and marijuana grow in Lugoff that sent six Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies to the hospital Saturday.

June 01, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Reid to serve 30-year term in gang slaying

More than three years after the gang-related shooting death of a 17-year-old Camden youth, the triggerman, Markelle Jamar Reid, was sentenced Thursday morning to a day-to-day 30-year sentence by Circuit Court Judge G. Thomas Cooper Jr.

May 27, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Crime-Police-Fire


Bond denied for 3 suspects in fatal home robbery

Three of the five men charged in connection with the May 16 murder of a Camden man will remain behind bars.

May 27, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - May 25, 2011

A call to help hostages being held at his neighbor's house backfired on the man who reported it.

May 25, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


A message to Kershaw County and a victim's son

As we have come to the end of the National Law Enforcement Memorial Week, I wish to let the citizens of Kershaw County know that their law enforcement is one of the most professional and dedicated in the state of South Carolina. This past week, officers have responded to hundreds of 911 emergency calls for service; hundreds of non-emergency calls; served civil and criminal warrants -- 100 plus to be exact in 3 States; and spent, combined, thousands of hours serving the community in which we live.

May 20, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Two more arrested for Hayes murder

A total of five people are now charged in connection with Monday night's murder of a Camden man.

May 20, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Three suspects in custody; fourth sought in crime spree

Three men have been charged with murdering a 39-year-old Camden man Monday night and may be connected to a series of weekend home invasions and a grocery store robbery.

May 18, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - May 18, 2011

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two men after they solicited sex from a pair of undercover female agents Friday afternoon.

May 18, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Former deputy gets 5 years for prisoner attack

Found guilty in February of using excessive force on a man in his custody, former Kershaw County Sheriff's Sgt. Oddie Tribble was sentenced Monday to just more than five years in prison and three years of supervised release.

May 18, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests three in auto break-in, copper thefts

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies broke up two theft rings that have plagued Kershaw County for the past several months. Sheriff Jim Matthews announced the arrests of three men: Cody Jackson, 20; Dylan Johnson, 18; and Kasey Dinkins, 19.

May 13, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - May 11, 2011

Is there a chance the people responsible for a long series of auto break-ins in Elgin and Lugoff have widened their reach to Camden? The Camden Police Department (CPD) reported a series of auto break-ins May 4 in the Belmont, Chesnut Hills and Eve's Garden subdivisions off Black River Road.

May 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Traffic fatality may be homicide

What initially appeared to be a fatal automobile accident on Black River Road last month may actually have been a homicide.

May 11, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


More information released on robbery, drug cases

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) has released more information on Friday's armed robbery of a home on Jefferson Davis Highway in east Camden.

May 04, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - May 4, 2011

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Camden man Sunday and were still searching Tuesday for a Columbia man for allegedly pulling a gun on a woman at a Ballfield Road, Camden, apartment.

May 04, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. arrested in Clarendon County

Kershaw County Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. turned himself in to the Clarendon County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) Wednesday afternoon after learning an arrest warrant had been issued. CCSO deputies then booked Tucker at the Clarendon County Detention Center. A CCSO report listed the charge as "unlawful use or disposal of personal property subject to security interest." A judge later released Tucker on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond, according to information taken from VINELink, a website used to track detainees across the country.

October 31, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 29, 2014

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating an alleged case of extortion and blackmail reported to officers Saturday.

October 29, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO supports cancer research, constable

In May 2008, Nancy Watts, a constable who works for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), learned she had breast cancer. For many people, a cancer diagnosis is devastating news. It certainly came as a shock to Watts, who is one of the individuals who is tasked with serving civil papers for the KCSO's civil division. Watts' doctor recommended she undergo a mastectomy. Normally, a mastectomy requires the patient be out of work for eight weeks. In Watts' case, she came back after four weeks.

October 29, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Matthews to equip KCSO deputies with body cameras

Shortly after taking office in 2011, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began looking into equipping his officers with body cameras. As time passed his interest took on a more serious nature and in April 2014, he directed one of his staff to begin the process of evaluating different systems.

October 27, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man dies in McRae Road crash

A Camden man died Saturday afternoon after his SUV drove off the side of McRae Road and caught fire.

October 27, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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