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Sumter County man, 21, faces 4 attempted murder charges after 'multiple rounds' fired into home

A 21-year-old man faces four counts of attempted murder after he was arrested this week in connection to multiple rounds being shot into a residence near the city. Ronnie Dewayne Smith, of Camden … 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

Car stolen during pizza delivery, 3 male suspects sought

Sumter County Sheriff's Office is seeking information about three male suspects who allegedly stole a pizza delivery vehicle and threatened to kill the driver during a delivery in Dalzell on Tuesday afternoon. The delivery driver took the pizza … more

Suspect in Sumter man's shooting death curses at judge, spits at bond hearing

The first appearance hearing for Anthony Dustin Dill, who is accused of helping hide the body of a 31-year-old Sumter man, ended sooner than expected when he left the courtroom shouting obscenities … more

Sumter native wanted in killing of Horry County man

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of two homicide suspects, one of whom is a Sumter native, for the death of an Horry County man and the injury of another … more

No spring break for Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center students working toward GED

While other students enjoyed a week away from school, GED and WorkKeys students at Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center remained in the classroom to further their plans for self-improvement. Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis re-implemented the … more

Man, 37, charged with sexual assault on 8-year-old girl that spanned two years

A 37-year-old Sumter man was arrested on Wednesday on charges of criminal sexual conduct with a minor after the elementary-aged victim came forward to report the abuse that is thought to have spanned … more

'I'm sorry to the family': Parents of slain Crestwood High student, suspected shooter devastated at first appearance hearing

Though only one person died during a shooting on Sunday, the lives of six young people will likely be cut short, leaving multiple families grieving. The first appearance hearing for Jaelon Jackson, 21, who is accused of fatally shooting … more

Turbeville correctional officer charged with bribery, contraband

A Turbeville Correctional Institution officer faces three charges, including bribery, for allegedly attempting to deliver a cellphone and cellphone charger to an inmate in exchange for $700 on Saturday. Kyontae Ty' Tiauna Moni Stroman, of … more

Arrest made in Lake Marion homicide of Sumter man

A suspect has been arrested in Richland County in relation to a body that was found in Lake Marion on April 25, Sumter law enforcement officials said. A murder warrant was taken out for Stephen … more

20-year-old pleads guilty to staged car crash, fake $10K insurance claim

A Sumter County man pleaded guilty to defrauding Geico insurance company out of more than $10,000 by staging a car crash and letting someone else pretend to be him during the claim. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the May 16 … more

Dalzell man arrested on child pornography charges

A 43-year-old Dalzell man has been arrested on child pornography charges according to a news release from S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson. Chad Everett McCollam was arrested on Monday and … more

'That was my baby': 2003 case still cold after Sumter woman shot in back of head near home

Fifteen years ago, the family of Pamela "Nee Nee" Gregg, 29, eagerly waited for her to return home from an outing about half a mile away only to be informed the next morning that she had been killed. Gregg's body was found on Northwestern Avenue, … more

14 SCDC employees indicted on bribery, smuggling contraband charges

Federal indictments have been unsealed and issued for 14 now-former South Carolina Department of Corrections employees and correction officers on charges related to accepting bribes and bringing contraband into state prisons. The arrests by the … more

18-year-old Sumter mother and her newborn son test positive for marijuana

An 18-year-old Sumter woman was arrested after she and her newborn child tested positive for marijuana.\ Jasmine Gazley, who lives in Cherryvale, faces charges of unlawful neglect of a child in … more

Sumter woman found dead, 50-year-old suspect charged with murder

A Sumter woman was found dead inside her apartment last night, and the father of her child has been charged with murder according to a news release from Sumter Police Department. According to the … more

Video footage shows suspects stealing truck in Sumter County

Two suspects are being sought in connection with video surveillance footage that shows a vehicle being broken into and stolen in northern Sumter County early Monday morning. Sumter County … more

2 Sumter men plead guilty to federal drug, firearms charges

Two Sumter men were sentenced in federal court in Columbia after they pleaded guilty earlier this year to various firearm and drug charges. Chief United States District Judge Terry L. Wooten sentenced Brandon Leroid Cummings, 28, to 108 months of … more

Man charged after 1-year-old suffers burns

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Sumter man was arrested Tuesday and charged with unlawful neglect of a child after a baby in his care suffered third-degree burns. Kevon Hayward, 26, of Babette Road, was reportedly watching the 1-year-old child on April … more

Second suspect ID'd in Lake Marion homicide

Police have identified a second suspect wanted in connection with the homicide of a 24-year-old Sumter man whose body was found in Lake Marion two weeks ago. Anthony Dustin Dill, 32, is wanted … more
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