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Florence man, 63, arrested for attacking girlfriend over incident from decades ago

A Florence County man, 63, was arrested by Sumter County deputies after he allegedly attacked his live-in girlfriend over an issue that happened decades earlier while on their way home from Columbia on Friday. John W. DeWitt Jr. is charged with … more

Manning man charged in fatal Saturday DUI

MANNING - A 62-year-old Manning man has been arrested on two felony charges after a wreck shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday that resulted in the death of a 77-year-old Manning man. Anthony Lamonth … more

Sumter woman turns self in after commenting on article about being wanted for boy's shooting on Item's Facebook page

One of the two suspects who had warrants for their arrest in connection with the shooting of a 7-year-old Sumter boy joined a third suspect in jail. Kimberly Denise Burgess, 30, of Sandy Run Drive in Sumter, turned herself in Tuesday morning … more

Troopers investigate 3 hit-and-runs in Rembert

South Carolina Highway Patrol is seeking information that could lead to arrests involving three fatal hit-and-runs in an 8-mile area in Rembert in 2015, 2017 and 2018. - Elizabeth Lewis, 53, was struck by a vehicle while lying in the roadway on … more

Children find skeletal remains in Sumter woods

An autopsy to identify skeletal remains discovered in a wooded area off a dirt road near Dillon Park and Crystal Lakes Golf Course on Sunday could turn out to be related to a local missing … more

3 wanted in Sunday shooting in Sumter

Sumter Police Department needs the public’s help in locating three of four suspects involved in a shooting this past weekend that left one man injured. One suspect, Willie Terrel Peeples, … more

Sumter native Finney running for 3rd term as solicitor

Ernest "Chip" Finney III, Third Circuit solicitor, is running for re-election after serving two consecutive terms in office. A Sumter native, Finney, 61, has been a member of the South Carolina Bar since 1981 and has practiced law in the Midlands … more

Sumter police arrest father, daughter who allegedly attacked 2 others

CHARGES Sumter Police Department arrested three suspects - including a father and daughter - who allegedly attacked two people outside a Broad Street restaurant on Feb. 18. Michael Delorme, 42, his daughter, Makaela Delorme, 19, and Nicholas … more

Two Sumter teens, two Camden men charged for vehicle break-ins

A phone call on Tuesday morning reporting a suspicious vehicle led to the arrest of two Sumter and two Camden men, including two teens, suspected of breaking into vehicles in the Idlewild subdivision … more

Sumter police search for suspect in armed robbery of pizza delivery man

Sumter Police Department is still looking for a man suspected of robbing a pizza delivery man at gunpoint in the parking lot of Miller Arms Apartments on Feb. 10. The suspect - a black man with long, dark-colored dreadlocks, according to a … more

Manning store owner faces 15 years for tax evasion

South Carolina Department of Revenue agents arrested a Clarendon County tobacco store owner on three counts of tax evasion Thursday after he allegedly under-reported gross store sales between 2014 and 2016. Ibrahim Said, owner and operator of … more

Sumter-Palmetto Rotary Club honors area law enforcement officers

Sumter's law enforcement officers reviewed what it takes to serve and how to get the most from their profession during the Rotary Club of Sumter-Palmetto's annual Law Enforcement Day Luncheon at The Restaurant at Second Mill on Thursday. The … more

Men arrested after wrong-number text to Sumter County deputy for marijuana sale

Everyone fears sending those dreaded wrong-numbers texts, but one suspected drug dealer should have double-checked before hitting send to a number he thought was a customer. Wrong number. It was a … more

Sumter parent charged for assaulting daughter's 7-year-old classmate, two teachers over thrown pencils

A mother has been charged with assault for allegedly striking a 7-year-old girl in the face and pushing two Sumter School District teachers at her daughter's elementary school.  Cheneathia … more

It's been 1 year. Has anyone seen Barbara Nave?

Barbara Nave was last seen in February 2017 at her Tondaleia Drive property. She had just returned to Sumter from Savannah, Georgia, where she celebrated her 80th birthday with family. Reportedly, she last made contact with other people on Feb. 9 … more

Sumter man charged with involuntary manslaughter in Sunday shooting

Sumter Police Department is investigating the death of a Sumter man who died of an apparent gunshot wound this morning at Palmetto Health Tuomey. Sumter County Sheriff's Office announced the death … more

Crestwood High student specifies teachers, student to kill in anonymous note

Yet another school in Sumter County has been on the receiving end of a rumor, prank or threat of potential violence since a deadly mass shooting at a high school in Florida.An anonymous note was … more

3rd suspect arrested in shooting of Sumter 7-year-old

The third of three suspects wanted in connection with what is now being described as a drive-by shooting of a 7-year-old Sumter boy has been arrested. An anonymous tipster told authorities where Rodney Jermaine Burgess, 33, was hiding after … more

1 charged, 2 at large after 7-year-old Sumter boy shot in leg

One woman has been arrested and two suspects remain at large after a 7-year-old boy was shot in the leg during an incident inside a house on Broad Street in Sumter County. The child was reportedly … more

13-year-old girl threatens to 'shoot' Chestnut Oaks Middle 'down'

A 13-year-old student reportedly threatened to carry out a shooting at Chestnut Oaks Middle School in Sumter County, officials said. The girl will be petitioned to a Family Court for disturbing … more
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