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Special criminals
Special Olympics Jail

These not-so smooth criminals got themselves locked up Friday morning in the Kmart parking lot after being found guilty of needing to raise money for a good cause. Seeking bail money are (from left) Camden Fire Chief John Bowers; Travis Luthren, a 26-year-old Special Olympian who competes in bowling, swimming and stand-up paddle boarding; and Lugoff Fire-Rescue Chief Dennis Ray. The incarceration was all part of the Special Olympics annual Torch Run series of events. S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Matt Southern said Torch Run events also include waitressing and car-hopping at local restaurants. “This benefits 22,940 athletes across the state,” Southern said. Earlier in the morning, former MADD representative Cheryl Jones and Kershaw County School District Director of Special Services Terrance McGovern allowed themselves to be locked up for the cause. Others scheduled to be jailed later in the day included Camden City Councilwoman Laurie Parks, Health Services District of Kershaw County Trustee Karen Eckford and KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan, among others.