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POLICE BLOTTER: 19-year-old Sumter man charged with sexual conduct with 15-year-old

CHARGES Jordan R. Cauthen, 19, of Curtiswood Drive, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor for allegedly engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old female at a location on Shallowford … more

Inmate who shot deputy in face killed in Lee Correctional Institution

An inmate who was serving 45 years for shooting a sheriff's deputy in the face was killed in a Lee County prison during a fight with another inmate on Thursday, state prison officials said. Robert … more

Driver in fatal hit-and-run that killed Rembert pedestrian remains at large

Authorities continue to search for the driver involved in a hit-and-run that resulted in the death of a 41-year-old man in Rembert early Saturday morning. Devin Dinkins died at the scene after he … more

Sumter County K9 eats suspected marijuana after high-speed chase ends with overturned vehicle

A high-speed chase on Friday morning ended with one vehilce being found upside down and a Sumter County K9 consuming suspected marijuana after a suspect refused to stop for a defective … more

Murders, vehicle break-ins increase in Sumter as 7-year stats trend down

An increase in murders and vehicle break-ins contributed to a slight spike in recorded crime in the city of Sumter in 2017 despite an overarching decrease in crime over a seven-year period. There has been a 25 percent reduction in crime in the … more

Dalzell woman arrested in exploitation of an adult

According to a news release from Sumter County Sheriff's Office, 32-year-old Amber Gail Johnson, 7 Lombardi Court, Dalzell, has been charged with exploitation of a vulnerable adult. According to the warrant, between June 1 and Dec. 4, 2017, in … more

2 charged in death of Sumter man, 1 other in N.C.

Two suspects who were wanted in the fatal shooting of a Sumter County man and two others in North Carolina have been arrested after one was located on the East Carolina University campus in Greenville with a concealed weapon. Shonquez Robinson … more

8 Lakewood High students arrested after fight

Eight Lakewood High School students have been charged with disturbing schools for allegedly taking part in a "large group fight" in the student parking lot last week. The fight, which started … more

3 charged in Sumter for multi-state burglary ring

Three South Carolina men were arrested on Interstate 95 in Sumter County in what is being described as a multi-state burglary ring when thousands of dollars in cash, stolen items and burglarizing … more
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