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Sumter man charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor

A 47-year-old Sumter man was arrested on Thursday and charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. According to Ken Bell, public information officer with Sumter County Sheriff's … more

POLICE BLOTTER: 19-year-olds arrested in fanny pack, $800 theft

CHARGES Marcus Hakeem Battles, 19, of Camden Road, and Jerime Shyheed Tindal, 19, of Brohum Camp Road in Wedgefield, were arrested on Thursday and charged with strong armed robbery for allegedly taking a fanny pack containing $800 and an S.C. … more

5th suspect in killing of Sumter man turns himself in

The fifth suspect facing charges in connection with the shooting death of a 31-year-old Sumter man turned himself in Tuesday after the sheriff’s office and media circulated his wanted … more

21-year-old man pleads guilty to insurance fraud

A Sumter man, 21, was sentenced to five years of probation on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to insurance fraud for taking part in an insurance fraud ring and cashing an insurance claim check for approximately $16,500.According to a release from … more

Sumter police use Narcan for first time to revive man from heroin overdose

A 24-year-old man was saved from a life-threatening heroin overdose because of the quick action of two residents and a Sumter Police officer equipped with an opioid overdose antidote. Officers … more

Deputies investigating rash of Sumter vehicle break-ins

Sumter County Sheriff's Office is investigating several vehicle break-ins that have taken place in and near the Twin Lakes area according to a news release from the department. And recent rainy … more

Judge denies bond for Sumter murder suspect

Bond was denied for a Sumter man, 50, charged in the killing of the mother of his 2-year-old child during a first appearance hearing at Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center on Friday. Alonzo Shaw, of Sally Street in Wedgefield, was arrested on … more

Sumter Police Department Deputy Chief Holston arrested in Aiken County

Sumter Police Department's deputy chief has been placed on administrative leave after he was arrested in Aiken County on Thursday for allegedly attempting to contact a person he was advised by … more

17-year-old Crestwood High football, baseball player fatally shot near downtown Sumter

Sumter Police Department is investigating the death of a 17-year-old man after he was found with a gunshot wound outside of an apartment complex on Peach Street Sunday afternoon.Sumter County Coroner … more

7 inmates killed, 17 injured in multi-housing unit riot at Lee Correctional Institution

State law enforcement is responding to a situation at Lee Correctional Institution Sunday night. Jeff Taillon, communications director for the South Carolina Department of Corrections, said the … more

Gas pump skimmer devices found at Sumter businesses

Criminals can be out in the open or more subtle, and the Sumter Police Department is warning residents of a device that may not be obvious that can jeopardize your finances and personal … more

Cause of death released for 7 inmates killed in Lee Correctional Institution riot

The manner and cause of death for the seven Lee Correctional Institution inmates who were killed during the nation's largest prison riot in a quarter-century has been released. Lee County Coroner … more

Lee Correctional Institution riot is deadliest in nation in 25 years

After three simultaneous, deadly fights in separate dorms at Lee Correctional Institution on Sunday left seven inmates dead and 17 injured, a familiar call for the FCC to block cellphone signals … more

Behind bars but building a future: GED, other programs at Sumter jail aim to reduce recidivism

Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center is partnering with local agencies and businesses to offer GED, Work- Keys, carpentry and other programs to inmates in an attempt to reduce … more

Suspect takes deputies on lengthy high speed chase behind Sumter High School

Seizing multiple grams of drugs and chasing suspects for miles are just a few of the things law enforcement officers in Sumter demonstrated is in their job description this week. As National … more

Suspect reportedly left behind more than he took

Not only did this suspect leave behind his fingerprint at a crime scene, but he also left behind his jacket. Better than that, it had his name on it. According to a news release from Deputy Ken … more

Sumter police looking for man suspected of forging stolen check from daycare break-in

A 22-year-old man is being searched for in connection to a forged stolen check at a local grocery store over the weekend. Tyler Alexander Leach is accused of forging a check stolen from a North … more

Man faces DUI, drug charges after crashing car into Sumter home

A 23-year-old Sumter man faces charges after the car he was driving crashed into a Wise Drive home Friday night, according to police. Joseph Carter Outlaw, 23, of 4267 N. Lake Cherryvale Drive, was charged with driving under the influence, … more

Married couple arrested after 80 grams of meth, heroin found in pillow

A married couple was arrested in Sumter on drug charges recently after an incident that involved reports of a firearm being pointed at a neighbor led to the discovery of 80 grams of … more

18-year-old arrested in connection to runaway Sumter teen girl

The man with whom a 15-year-old girl Sumter ran away last week has been charged in connection to the search for the girl. Michael Trevon King, 18, of Concord Circle, was arrested on Wednesday … more
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