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Matthews receives Thurmond excellence award

Sheriff Jim Matthew became the first Kershaw County law enforcement officer to receive the Strom Thurmond Excellence in Law Enforcement Award. Matthews received the 2013 Thurmond award during a luncheon Tuesday at Fort Jackson. There are four Thurmond excellence awards, one each for municipal, county, state and federal law officers. Matthews received the county-level award.

December 13, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Missing Camden woman found

Law enforcement located a missing Camden woman in Florence County early Thursday.

December 13, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Dec. 11, 2013

For the past several weeks, the Chronicle-Independent has been unable to publish Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) incident reports due to the implementation of a new incident report database called InterAct Online. The C-I has not yet been provided access to the new database as it had with the KCSO's previous system.

December 11, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests two women for burglary

Another burglary in east Camden, another set of suspects. For the second time in as many days, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two suspects Wednesday after they were caught burglarizing an east Camden home. According to a KCSO press release, a homeowner walked into her home and saw three people as they fled carrying a television and other items.

December 09, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CMS is ‘safe and positive place for our students’

Two members of the school improvement council (SIC) at Camden Middle School (CMS) say they are satisfied with the way school administrators handled an incident Tuesday morning involving a 13-year-old student bringing a gun and box cutter on campus. Camden's police chief also praised administrators, saying their choices made it possible for the Camden Police Department (CPD) to complete its investigation.

December 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Reynolds named LCFS Employee of the Quarter

Rollie Reynolds, son of Gay and Rollie Reynolds, of Kershaw County, recently received the Employee of the Quarter award from the Lexington County Fire Service (LCFS) where he serves as an apparatus operator.

December 04, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Student brings gun to CMS

The Camden Police Department (CPD) detained a 13-year-old Camden Middle School (CMS) student after he brought a .38 Smith & Wesson gun and a box cutter to campus Tuesday.

December 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Dec. 4, 2013

With help from its bloodhound tracking team, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two east Camden teenagers on burglary charges Monday. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said both boys are 16 years old.

December 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman burned in Lugoff house fire

A Lugoff woman is back in the area with relatives following treatment at the Augusta Burn Center for injuries suffered in a Nov. 23 house fire. The woman suffered burns to both hands. Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) firefighters treated the woman at the scene before EMS transported her to Palmetto Richland in Columbia and then on to Augusta.

December 02, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Community mourns sudden loss of school resource officer

A 14-year Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) veteran deputy died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack while directing traffic at Wateree Elementary School (WES) Tuesday afternoon.

November 29, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Cassatt man caught up in animal fighting raid

A Cassatt man is among 13 adults arrested Thursday in a multiple agency raid of an alleged dog fighting operation in Rembert.

November 27, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Nov. 27, 2013

A woman allegedly wrote a $9,000 check to herself from her deceased ex-husband's bank account.

November 27, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Holiday shopping safety tips from the CPD

Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd has outlined the following safety tips to aid the police department and the public in maintaining a safe and happy holiday season.

November 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Home destroyed by fire Monday

A home on Mt. Olive Road, Camden, burned down causing a car parked near the home to also catch on fire Monday morning. The fire could be seen by motorists traveling on I-20.

November 27, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man charged with molesting 9-year-old

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies charged a Camden man Tuesday with third-degree criminal sexual conduct after turning himself in over accusations he inappropriately touched a 9-year-old girl. In a statement released Wednesday, the KCSO identified the man as Christopher D. Yates, of Lakeshore Drive, Camden. Deputies interviewed him with his attorney present before charging him.

November 22, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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July 21, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man allegedly shoots at, breaks into ex-girlfriend’s home

Responding to a frantic 911 call for help and a follow up investigation, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Harley Joe Moore, 33, of Camden, and charged him with first degree burglary, discharging a firearm into a dwelling, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and unlawfully carrying a weapon.

July 18, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Truck driver in Elgin natural gas leak charged

The Elgin Police Department (EPD) recently found and charged the truck driver responsible for causing a gas leak in downtown Elgin July 1.

July 16, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 16, 2014

Camden Police Department (CPD) officers arrested a Bethune man for impersonating a police officer.

July 16, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Attempted murder suspect dies in jail

An Elgin man arrested a week ago and charged with attempted murder and kidnapping after an alleged assault on his wife is dead. Kershaw County Detention Center employees found Joey Matthew Tyner dead in a cell on Sunday.

July 16, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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