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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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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-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
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