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Sumter police think multiple shootings, including one fatal, could be related

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information that could assist Sumter police officers in identifying and arresting those involved in the shooting death of a 54-year-old man on Tuesday … more

2 arrested in Clarendon after team uncovers murder-for-hire plot

MANNING — Two individuals are behind bars in Clarendon County after agents with the city/county narcotics team uncovered a murder-for-hire scheme where the suspect provided instructions for how to … more

Sumter police seek location of man who may have information about fatal drive-by shooting

Sumter Police Department is investigating after a man was fatally shot Tuesday night on South Salem Street.After 10:15 p.m., police responded to reports that a person was a shot, according Tonyia … 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

$5k reward offered after Sumter police say up to 5 recent shootings could be related

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information that could assist Sumter police officers in identifying and arresting those involved in the shooting death of a 54-year-old man on Tuesday and four other shootings throughout the … 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

Sumter man wanted in shooting surrenders, faces two charges

Byron Deshawn Lyons of Sumter, 25, who law enforcement has been searching for in connection with the alleged shooting of a teenager on Monday night, has turned himself in according to Ken Bell, … more

South Carolina holds disabled vet in shooting of 7 officers

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A police officer was killed and six of his comrades were wounded when authorities said an elderly man began shooting at deputies who came to serve a search warrant, … 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

Sumter sheriff's office searching for man wanted for alleged jewelry theft

Sumter County Sheriff's Office is searching for a 37-year-old man who investigators think was involved in a burglary where hundreds of dollars' worth of jewelry was stolen in October. Michael … more

Suspect in shooting of 7 Florence officers bragged about marksmanship

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A Vietnam veteran who bragged online about maintaining his target-shooting skills was being held Thursday on charges that he shot seven law enforcement officers, killing … 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

Sumter law enforcement: Vehicle break-ins increase during holiday season

Thieves and burglars find Christmas comes early and more often as vehicle break-ins tend to increase during the holiday season. Rain, cold and darkness does not stop a thief for capitalizing on a … 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

Sumter police search for 18-year-old suspect

Sumter Police Department is looking for 18-year-old suspect Tas'Je Sha Shakur Spann after he allegedly pointed a loaded gun at two acquaintances after an argument earlier this month, according to a … more
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