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Sumter police search for suspect in utility trailer theft

Police are looking for Douglas Edward Tipton, 56, in connection with a theft of a utility trailer from a Bultman Drive business, according to a news release from Tonyia McGirt, public information … 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

Information on Paxville fatal shooting suspect sought

PAXVILLE - The Clarendon County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for information regarding a recent fatal shooting. Around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday, Clarendon County deputies were dispatched to a … more

Sumter police arrest woman, 34, for alleged convenience store robbery

Sumter police officers arrested a woman Sunday morning in connection to two convenience store robberies in the western part of the city last week.Quanisha Latrell Burgess, 34, last known address of … more

Willow Drive employee allegedly assaulted by relative of student

Sumter Police Department officers were dispatched to Willow Drive Elementary School on Tuesday afternoon after a school employee was allegedly attacked by the family of a student. The reporting officer was dispatched to the school about 2:10 p.m. … 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

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

Sumter man charged with shoplifting for allegedly stealing food from Family Dollar

Sumter County Sheriff's Office arrested a Sumter man Wednesday for allegedly stealing food from the Family Dollar on U.S. 15 South one week prior.William D. Childers, 29, of Timmerman Street, is … more

Man charged with attempted murder for causing wreck on Sumter County road

A Sumter County man is facing two counts of attempted murder for allegedly striking a vehicle with his own on Thursday, according to county officials. Leroy Cockerill Jr., 27, is accused of … more

Sumter pizza delivery woman allegedly sexually assaulted during armed robbery by 19-year-old

Sumter Police Department arrested a man alleged to be responsible for a string of targeted armed robberies of pizza delivery drivers after he reportedly robbed and sexually assaulted a female driver … 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

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

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

Man shoots wife before fatally shooting himself, according to Sumter County Sheriff's Office

A woman is in serious but stable condition after she was shot by her husband before he reportedly turned the gun on himself at a residence on Elrae Lane on Tuesday morning, according to Sumter County … more

Bishopville man pleads guilty in cross-country wire fraud case

Six people, including a Bishopville native, entered guilty pleas regarding accusations of mail, wire and bank fraud, according to state law officials. Eric Wilson, 48, of Bishopville, pleaded guilty … 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

Suspect arrested for leading Sumter officers on Wednesday morning chase

One man is behind bars and facing multiple charges for allegedly stealing a vehicle and crashing it Wednesday morning. Daniel Dale Browder, 38, is accused of stealing a 2005 GMC Canyon from a … 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

Sumter man, 46, sentenced to 151 months in federal prison for distributing child porn

A 46-year-old Sumter man will be spending more than a decade behind bars after he was found guilty of distributing child pornography.Marlin Russell Derk was sentenced to 151 months, about 12.5 years, … more

Mom, newborn test positive for opiates, amphetamines

A 32-year-old woman has been arrested after she and her newborn child tested positive for illegal drugs. Vanessa Michelle Wright, of Wessex Drive in Wedgefield, faces a charge of unlawful neglect of a child, according to information provided by … more
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