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Judge defers decision on bond for Methe

A circuit court judge deferred setting bond Wednesday for an east Camden man charged with fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy who may have been stealing items from one of the man's trucks.

February 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Student arrested for bringing loaded gun to school

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested an 18-year-old Camden High School (CHS) student Feb. 10 for bringing a loaded gun on campus. According to a CPD report, officers arrested Johnquevious "Jay" Dashon-James Johnston, 18, of Chesnut Street, after an officer received information Johnson had brought the gun to school with him the day before.

February 16, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


More swift water rescuers coming to Lugoff

Lugoff-Fire Rescue (LF-R) will be adding more members to its Swift Water Rescue Team thanks to recent approval by the Lugoff Fire District Board of Commissions to send 10 more firefighters for swift water rescue certification.

February 16, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


East Camden man jailed for fatally shooting teen who fled after theft

An east Camden husband and father is in jail today after shooting and killing a 17-year-old who law enforcement says was fleeing after stealing items from the man's truck.

February 16, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report for February 16, 2016

A man who accused a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy of making racially charged comments during his arrest for public disorderly conduct has now been charged with filing a false police report.

February 16, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Significant heroin seizure leads to Camden man’s arrest

For several years, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators received tips about 32-year-old Ronald Jason Boone selling heroin in the county. Thanks to those tips and narcotics agent surveillance, Boone, 32, of Fairfax Drive, Camden is behind bars, held on $200,000 bond for trafficking heroin and other drug charges.

February 12, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff Matthews is Elks’ 2016 Camarena award winner

The S.C. Elks Association (SCEA) presented its 2016 Enrique "Kiki" Camarena award to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews at its recent South Carolina Winter conference in Myrtle Beach. The Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks established the award to recognize and honor law enforcement officers who have made a significant contribution in the field of drug abuse prevention and who personify Agent Camarena's belief "one person can make a difference."

February 09, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Feb. 9, 2016

During the past week, two Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies managed to avoid head-on crashes with drunk drivers in separate incidents. In both cases, the deputies happened to be part of the KCSO's traffic unit and were able to arrest the drivers and charge them with driving under the influence (DUI).

February 09, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests suspected burglar after manhunt

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies and Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb arrested a Bethune man following a manhunt Wednesday morning in connection with a series of burglaries in the area. According to a KCSO press release, Cobb and deputies arrested Jeremy Rashad Woodall, 22, of Dinkins Circle, Bethune and charged him with multiple counts of second degree burglary.

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


17-year-old charged with criminal sexual conduct

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a young Gaston man Tuesday and charged him with two counts each of first degree criminal sexual conduct and second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Florida man arrested by KCSO sentenced for tax scheme

A federal judge recently sentenced a Florida man arrested by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) in February 2012 for his role in a fraudulent tax return scheme.

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Feb. 2, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a man early Sunday morning after he allegedly broke into an Elgin home and stole numerous items.

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests two after clocking car at 111 mph

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) traffic deputy arrested two men Sunday after clocking their Kia traveling at 111 mph on I-20.

January 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 26, 2016

(The online version of today's Crime Report contains additional information and additional items which could not be published in our print edition due to space considerations.)

January 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man leads deputies on 30-mile chase

During the early morning hours Saturday, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested Rasheed Timothy Sumpter, 25, of Bishopville, following a lengthy high speed pursuit which began in Kershaw County and ended up in Lee County. According to a KCSO press release, deputies charged Sumpter with failure to stop for a blue light, malicious injury to personal property, resisting arrest and DUI.

January 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Man arrested for sexually assaulting children

A 50-year-old homeless man is behind bars on multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

September 23, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


4-year-old walks away from sleeping mom in car

On September 19, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputies charged and arrested 23-year-old Taquanna Salkie Thomas of Camden with unlawful neglect of a child after ...

September 23, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


21st annual FireFest is Saturday

Grab the kids and get ready for fun and fire safety; the 21st annual FireFest is this Saturday.

September 23, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Shooting suspect arrested, charged with attempted murder

On September 8, 2016 the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office arrested Liquel Bryant Robinson, 19, of Camden and charged him with attempted murder after he ...

September 13, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KSCO arrests five in auto break-ins

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office have arrested five individuals, including one juvenile, from the Columbia area in connection with a number of auto break-ins ...

September 13, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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