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Man arrested after standoff with officers in east Camden

Gas canisters thrown through windows and a S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) robot weren't enough to flush 43-year-old Shane Todd Allen out of an east Camden home Friday morning. A six-hour standoff ended when SLED agents themselves went into a house on Davis Street and found Allen hiding behind a piece of furniture in a bedroom, according to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews.

October 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested for sexually assaulting 5-year-old girl

A 29-year-old Camden man is in jail on charges he sexually assaulted a 5-year-old girl.

October 16, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Report reveals drowning victim was driving car

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) report reveals the man who drowned after his car was washed away off Pine Grove Road at Twenty-Five Mile Creek in Lugoff on Oct. 4 was driving the vehicle, not a female relative as first reported.

October 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Online Only: Fiery crash kills two

Two people died, one at the scene and another at an area hospital, following a fiery single-car crash on Lovett Road in east Camden.

October 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 13, 2015

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy arrested a man Oct. 7 on drug possession charges after the subject returned to where the same deputy had just given him a warning for speeding.

October 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 9, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking information about a man who reportedly stole nearly $1,400 at gunpoint from a Lugoff market and fired a shot at a man working nearby on Oct. 3.

October 09, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Kershaw man, 47, arrested for sex with 13-year-old

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Kershaw man, charging him for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. According to a KCSO press release, deputies arrested Robin Stover, 47, of Kershaw, and charged him with second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 14.

October 09, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Haile Gold Mine donates gas monitor equipment to Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah FD

Recently, Haile Gold Mine donated new multi-gas monitor and calibration equipment, valued at around $1,500 to the Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department.

October 09, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden Fire Dept. receives national award

The Camden Fire Department (CFD) celebrated National Fire Safety Week with an added bonus: a National award for Fire Safety and Prevention.

October 09, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff man dies in submerged vehicle

A Lugoff man died Sunday after a car in which he was a passenger got swept off a washed-out portion of roadway into Twenty-Five Mile Creek.

October 06, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report Extra - Oct. 2, 2015

(Editor's Note: Due to deadline issues and space considerations, the C-I was unable to publish most reports from the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday. Our regular crime report will now appear on Tuesdays.)

October 02, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 30, 2015

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Gaston teenager following a lengthy chase after clocking him at 115 mph on I-20 near the Lee County line.

September 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden’s Fire Fest celebrates 20 years

Cloud cover and the threat of rain didn't deter hundreds of people from lining Broad Street in downtown Camden to see a parade of fire trucks and other emergency vehicles marking the opening Saturday morning of Camden's 20th annual Fire Fest.

September 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Kelly sentenced to 50 years in prison

Stephen Ross Kelly, 22, will spend the next 50 years in prison for sexually assaulting and then strangling to death 18-year-old Briana Rabon in February 2014. Kelly could have faced up to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

September 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Kelly murder trial starts today

Stephen Ross Kelly, 22, of Lugoff, goes on trial today for allegedly strangling to death 18-year-old Briana Rabon, also of Lugoff, in February 2014. The 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office on Friday confirmed Kelly's trial begins today.

September 28, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Crime Report - June 24, 2016

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking the whereabouts of 43-year-old Darryl Everette Halley in connection with an arson and assault case on ...

June 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


B-MPFD firefighters receive certifications

Two of Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department (B-MPFD) volunteer firefighters recently completed firefighter training and obtained additional certifications. Brady Morgan, 16, attended Fundamentals of Firefighting class ...

June 21, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CFD Explorers bring back honors from Myrtle Beach

Members of the Camden Fire Department's Explorers post brought back honors from the 2016 S.C. Fire Rescue Explorer Competition.

June 21, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD wins new DUI enforcement vehicle

You may have seen it around town -- a black Ford Explorer seemingly materializing out of nowhere, blue lights blazing.

June 21, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Smoke from Lugoff house fire seen near Lee County line

A June 14 house fire on Wildwood Lane in Lugoff was so intense, thick smoke rising from the roof could be seen as far away ...

June 21, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R Explorer is No. 1 in gear donning competition

Amber Terry, an Explorer with the Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Explorer Post, won first place in a state female gear donning competition during the annual S ...

June 17, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 17, 2016

The Kershaw County Alcohol Enforcement Team, working with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), cited three businesses for selling either alcohol or tobacco to ...

June 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Looking out for each other

The town of Bethune received an unlooked for but much needed and greatly appreciated gift Friday: a police car.

June 14, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


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