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Camden man faces 15 to life for Lee County firearm arrest

A 30-year-old Camden man entered a guilty plea in federal court for a firearm charge on Thursday for allegedly possessing a handgun in Lee County in 2017 despite prior felony convictions. Evidence presented at Darrin Paul George's hearing … more

19-year-old Sumter man charged for reportedly unwanted sexual act

CHARGES A Dalzell man was arrested on Sept. 14 for reportedly being found in possession of stolen goods and prescription drugs. Eric Fitch Porter, 36, of Red Lane Road, faces charges of possession of a controlled substance and RSG after a Sept. … more

Sumter County Councilman Chris Sumpter arrested for alleged domestic violence in front of his child

Sumter County Council's youngest member and his father were arrested Thursday following an investigation into a domestic incident involving a firearm in August.  Christopher F. Sumpter II, … more

3 Sumterites, 1 Gable man convicted of insurance fraud

FROM STAFF REPORTS Three Sumterites and one man from Gable entered guilty pleas on Sept. 5 on insurance fraud charges according to a news release from South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson. Heaven Fran'Tesha Kieonna Johnson, 19, and … more

Suspect reportedly shoots Sumter man point blank in stomach

A Sumter man who is a convicted felon has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with an incident that left a victim shot point blank in the stomach. Vito Videll Wright, 42, … more

Sumter police searching for stabbing suspect

Sumter police are searching for a man suspected in a stabbing earlier Thursday. Patrick Clifton Clark, 49, of the 200 block of Rast Street, is accused of stabbing a 25-year-old woman after an … more

Santee man arrested in joint operation

MANNING - A 27-year-old Manning man was arrested Monday after leading authorities across a three-county area on a crime spree that began on Aug. 24, according to Clarendon County Sheriff's Office. Lamont Michael-Bryant Smith has been charged with … more

Summerton man charged with financial fraud in Sumter County

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office charged a Summerton man, 25, with financial theft and fraud on Aut. 29 for allegedly withdrawing money using a stolen debit card earlier that month. Brian … more

Sumter County Sheriff Dennis warns of phone scam

According to a news release from Deputy Ken Bell, public information officer with Sumter County Sheriff's Office, several people reported receiving phone calls during the Labor Day weekend from a … more

DUI suspect crashes into SUV in driveway, home

A 24-year-old is facing driving under the influence charges after a vehicle made an uninvited appearance to the front door of a house on Alice Drive. Officers responded to a single-vehicle crash about 3:45 a.m. on Aug. 24 and found a 2007 … more

Sumter County man charged with stealing trailer, cooler

A Sumter County man is facing two charges after he allegedly planned and followed through with the theft of a trailer and cooler in July.  Joseph M. Streath, 29, of Ithaca Drive, is charged with … more

Suspect wanted for questioning about church theft

Deputies in Sumter County are searching for a man wanted in connection with a theft from a church on Sunday. The suspect is wanted for questioning after a man drove up to St. Paul AME Church on … more

Sumter man, 49, charged with possession of stolen shoes

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 49-year-old man on Saturday for allegedly possessing three pairs of Jordan tennis shoes that were reportedly stolen. Mack Paul, of U.S. 521 South, is … more

Sumter Police need help identifying suspect in vehicle break-ins

Sumter Police Department is working to identify an individual captured on video surveillance, who could be connected to several reported break-ins of unlocked vehicles Wednesday night in the Hunters … more

Manning man charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor

MANNING – A 55-year-old Manning man was arrested on Aug. 17 on charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 11, according to Clarendon County Sheriff’s … more

Manning Police Department seeks assistance in identifying robbery suspect

MANNING — Manning Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying a man who walked into the Manning Walmart on Tuesday afternoon, grabbed a cash register drawer and fled the store in 10 … more

Former Lee County sheriff's deputy charged with 5 counts of forgery

Sumter County Sheriff's Office charged a woman, 41, Tuesday with allegedly presenting five forged checks totaling $1,775 at a Sumter County convenience store and at a bank earlier this year. Melissa G. Feagin, of Sierra Street, is accused of … more

2 Sumter attempted murder suspects denied bond

Sumter County Sheriff's Office has charged Donald Ray Richburg, 27, with multiple counts of attempted murder after he was arrested on Friday following a search. According to a news release, Richburg, of Gold Court, and a co-defendant reportedly … more

Suspect in fatal shooting at Sumter auto body shop faces forgery charges

Additional charges have been filed against a sovereign citizen with past addresses in Sumter who is accused of murder in the shooting death of a 34-year-old at an auto body shop. Demetrius Alexander Brown, 38, had already been charged with … more

Auto shop shooting suspect returned to Sumter

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} The man suspected in last weekend’s shooting death at a … more
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