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Crime Report - Sept. 8, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

September 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Second arrest made in car chase wreck

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) now has two people under arrest and charged in connection with a high-speed pursuit through Kershaw and Lee counties that ended with a collision in downtown Camden on Sunday afternoon.

September 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 1, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

September 01, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Armed homeowner nabs one of two suspects during prolonged manhunt

On August 29, 2017, a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputy arrested Cody Gene Jackson (26) from Elgin after Jackson fled from a residence on Seminole Way in Elgin and led the deputy on a lengthy foot chase. Jackson was charged with receiving stolen goods for being in possession of a stolen automobile. During that arrest, Christopher Alexander Cravets (21) who was wanted on armed robbery charges, also fled the residence on foot. He was arrested several hours later after an armed homeowner found him hiding in the homeowner's car and held him for deputies.

September 01, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R performs live fire drills in donated structures

Firefighters from Lugoff Fire-Rescue were able to perform live fire training drills for several months in old storage warehouses on US 1 South in Lugoff given to the department for training, thanks to a donation by Mid Carolina Credit Union. The warehouses were to be demolished, but were donated instead to firefighters for the training until construction preparation was to begin. The site will become the new Mid Carolina Credit Union Lugoff Branch for a new two-story, 12,000-square-foot main office.

September 01, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Automatic CPR devices helping EMS in the field

Your loved one is lying on the ground, not breathing. Their heart might have stopped. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) technicians arrive almost as soon you've hung up from 911. They can't find a pulse, so they begin cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. Time is of the essence. They decide to place him or her in their ambulance and will continue CPR on the way to the hospital.

August 29, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Boykin man dies in 4-wheeler accident

A 72-year-old Boykin man died Saturday morning following an accident while riding a 4-wheeler.

August 29, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Gang member sentenced to 85 months

A Columbia gang member arrested by Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies in January will spend the next 85 months -- more than seven years -- in prison after pleading guilty Wednsday in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

August 25, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CSX offers reward in August train derailment case

Police investigators with railway owner CSX are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever placed a yellow bulldozer on the railroad tracks in Lugoff on Aug. 5 that caused a CSX train to derail early that morning.

August 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Fatalities in multiple crashes

Two people died in separate vehicle collisions Thursday.

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Aug. 22, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO charges Lugoff trio with trafficking meth

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested two men and a woman and charged them with multiple drug and traffic offenses following a brief car chase involving a stolen car and subsequent foot chase Wednesday afternoon.

August 18, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Aug. 18, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Aug. 15, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)

August 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Two-car accident claims one

A two-car collision that occurred about 3 p.m. August 5 claimed the life of a Camden man.

August 08, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Articles by Section - Crime-Police-Fire


2-year-old girl found safe

Two-year-old Dakota Ray is safe more than a month after being declared missing on April 15. Her parents are under arrest after being located in ...

May 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct charges

Richard Dewayne Hendrix, 19, with addresses in Lugoff and Gaston, pleaded guilty May 11 to three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor ...

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 18, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff provides timeline in Connell case

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews has provided a timeline regarding the investigation leading S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents to charge his former ...

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CHS receives fake threat

Around 8:15 a.m. Monday, Camden High School (CHS) Principal Dan Matthews sent a message via phone and email alerting parents that another fake ...

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


New information in KCSO embezzlement case

New information is being revealed in the wake of embezzlement accusations made against Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews' former administrative assistant, Samantha "Sam" West Connell.

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


McKeever pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

A Camden man originally arrested for murdering his common law wife in May 2016 pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter. According to online Kershaw County ...

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Father and son charged with threatening deputy

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested a Camden man April 29 and charged him and his already jailed 18-year-old son with threatening ...

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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