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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

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

Sumter police search for suspect in armed robbery of pizza delivery man

Sumter Police Department is still looking for a man suspected of robbing a pizza delivery man at gunpoint in the parking lot of Miller Arms Apartments on Feb. 10. The suspect - a black man with long, dark-colored dreadlocks, according to a … more

Troopers investigate 3 hit-and-runs in Rembert

South Carolina Highway Patrol is seeking information that could lead to arrests involving three fatal hit-and-runs in an 8-mile area in Rembert in 2015, 2017 and 2018. - Elizabeth Lewis, 53, was struck by a vehicle while lying in the roadway on … 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

Children find skeletal remains in Sumter woods

An autopsy to identify skeletal remains discovered in a wooded area off a dirt road near Dillon Park and Crystal Lakes Golf Course on Sunday could turn out to be related to a local missing … more

Manning man charged in fatal Saturday DUI

MANNING - A 62-year-old Manning man has been arrested on two felony charges after a wreck shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday that resulted in the death of a 77-year-old Manning man. Anthony Lamonth … more

Sumter man charged with involuntary manslaughter in Sunday shooting

Sumter Police Department is investigating the death of a Sumter man who died of an apparent gunshot wound this morning at Palmetto Health Tuomey. Sumter County Sheriff's Office announced the death … more

It's been 1 year. Has anyone seen Barbara Nave?

Barbara Nave was last seen in February 2017 at her Tondaleia Drive property. She had just returned to Sumter from Savannah, Georgia, where she celebrated her 80th birthday with family. Reportedly, she last made contact with other people on Feb. 9 … more

13-year-old girl threatens to 'shoot' Chestnut Oaks Middle 'down'

A 13-year-old student reportedly threatened to carry out a shooting at Chestnut Oaks Middle School in Sumter County, officials said. The girl will be petitioned to a Family Court for disturbing … more

Sumter native Finney running for 3rd term as solicitor

Ernest "Chip" Finney III, Third Circuit solicitor, is running for re-election after serving two consecutive terms in office. A Sumter native, Finney, 61, has been a member of the South Carolina Bar since 1981 and has practiced law in the Midlands … more

Manning store owner faces 15 years for tax evasion

South Carolina Department of Revenue agents arrested a Clarendon County tobacco store owner on three counts of tax evasion Thursday after he allegedly under-reported gross store sales between 2014 and 2016. Ibrahim Said, owner and operator of … more

Sumter parent charged for assaulting daughter's 7-year-old classmate, two teachers over thrown pencils

A mother has been charged with assault for allegedly striking a 7-year-old girl in the face and pushing two Sumter School District teachers at her daughter's elementary school.  Cheneathia … more

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

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

Two Sumter teens, two Camden men charged for vehicle break-ins

A phone call on Tuesday morning reporting a suspicious vehicle led to the arrest of two Sumter and two Camden men, including two teens, suspected of breaking into vehicles in the Idlewild subdivision … more

3rd suspect arrested in shooting of Sumter 7-year-old

The third of three suspects wanted in connection with what is now being described as a drive-by shooting of a 7-year-old Sumter boy has been arrested. An anonymous tipster told authorities where Rodney Jermaine Burgess, 33, was hiding after … more

Sumter-Palmetto Rotary Club honors area law enforcement officers

Sumter's law enforcement officers reviewed what it takes to serve and how to get the most from their profession during the Rotary Club of Sumter-Palmetto's annual Law Enforcement Day Luncheon at The Restaurant at Second Mill on Thursday. The … more

Florence man, 63, arrested for attacking girlfriend over incident from decades ago

A Florence County man, 63, was arrested by Sumter County deputies after he allegedly attacked his live-in girlfriend over an issue that happened decades earlier while on their way home from Columbia on Friday. John W. DeWitt Jr. is charged with … 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
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