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Sumter police seek help in identifying armed robbery suspect

Sumter Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a woman who could be connected to two convenience store armed robberies in the western part of the city on Sunday night.The … more

Sumter pizza delivery woman allegedly sexually assaulted during armed robbery by 19-year-old

Sumter Police Department arrested a man alleged to be responsible for a string of targeted armed robberies of pizza delivery drivers after he reportedly robbed and sexually assaulted a female driver … more

Judge denies bond for man charged with shooting Sumter teen

Bond for Byron Lyons was denied during a first appearance hearing at Sumter County Detention Center on Friday in connection with the shooting of a teen earlier this week. At the request of Sumter County investigators, Magistrate Judge Larry … more

Sumter police officer knows, worked with, all seven victims shot, one fatally, in Florence

A piece of black fabric cut through the middle with a blue line was wrapped horizontally around the police officer badge. His badge placed him at Sumter Police Department, but his mind was in Florence County with six of his former co-workers and the … more

2 suspects sought in Friday morning armed robbery of Sumter Pawn Shop on Broad

Sumter Police are working to identify two men allegedly involved in an armed robbery of Sumter Pawn Shop earlier today according to Tonyia M. McGirt, public information officer for Sumter Police … more

Suspect arrested for leading Sumter officers on Wednesday morning chase

One man is behind bars and facing multiple charges for allegedly stealing a vehicle and crashing it Wednesday morning. Daniel Dale Browder, 38, is accused of stealing a 2005 GMC Canyon from a … more

Bishopville man pleads guilty in cross-country wire fraud case

Six people, including a Bishopville native, entered guilty pleas regarding accusations of mail, wire and bank fraud, according to state law officials. Eric Wilson, 48, of Bishopville, pleaded guilty … more

Man charged with attempted murder for causing wreck on Sumter County road

A Sumter County man is facing two counts of attempted murder for allegedly striking a vehicle with his own on Thursday, according to county officials. Leroy Cockerill Jr., 27, is accused of … 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

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

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

7 officers shot in Florence County, 1 dead

FLORENCE (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, barricading … more

Sumter County Coroner reports fatal wreck on I-95

One person was pronounced dead after authorities responded to a single-vehicle wreck on Interstate 95 on Tuesday, according to Sumter County Coroner Robbie Baker.The identity of the deceased will be … more

Sumter County man charged with stealing more than $800 worth of items

A man who allegedly stole hundreds of dollars worth of items from a storage building in September was arrested and booked at Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center on Tuesday. Jehrode W. Hodge, 31, of … more

Sumter man wanted after 18-year-old injured in shooting

A teenager was injured in a shooting Monday night, and the suspect remains at large, according to Sumter County law enforcement. Warrants have been issued for Byron Deshawn Lyons, 25, whose last … 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

Camden man faces 15 to life for Lee County firearm arrest

A 30-year-old Camden man entered a guilty plea in federal court for a firearm charge on Thursday for allegedly possessing a handgun in Lee County in 2017 despite prior felony convictions. Evidence presented at Darrin Paul George's hearing … more

19-year-old Sumter man charged for reportedly unwanted sexual act

CHARGES A Dalzell man was arrested on Sept. 14 for reportedly being found in possession of stolen goods and prescription drugs. Eric Fitch Porter, 36, of Red Lane Road, faces charges of possession of a controlled substance and RSG after a Sept. … 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

3 Sumterites, 1 Gable man convicted of insurance fraud

FROM STAFF REPORTS Three Sumterites and one man from Gable entered guilty pleas on Sept. 5 on insurance fraud charges according to a news release from South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson. Heaven Fran'Tesha Kieonna Johnson, 19, and … more
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