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POLICE BLOTTER: 19-year-olds arrested in fanny pack, $800 theft

CHARGES Marcus Hakeem Battles, 19, of Camden Road, and Jerime Shyheed Tindal, 19, of Brohum Camp Road in Wedgefield, were arrested on Thursday and charged with strong armed robbery for allegedly taking a fanny pack containing $800 and an S.C. … more

Lee Correctional officer arrested for assault and battery on inmate

A correctional officer at Lee Correctional Institution has been arrested following an incident involving an "excessive use of force," a state prison official said. Antonio Lavar Burns, of … more

Suspect in Sumter man's shooting death curses at judge, spits at bond hearing

The first appearance hearing for Anthony Dustin Dill, who is accused of helping hide the body of a 31-year-old Sumter man, ended sooner than expected when he left the courtroom shouting obscenities … more

5th suspect in killing of Sumter man turns himself in

The fifth suspect facing charges in connection with the shooting death of a 31-year-old Sumter man turned himself in Tuesday after the sheriff’s office and media circulated his wanted … more

Body found in Lake Marion was buried twice before in Sumter, officials say

Four people have been charged and one remains at large in connection with the shooting death and multiple burials of a 31-year-old Sumter man whose body was found in Lake Marion in April.Stephen … more

Second suspect ID'd in Lake Marion homicide

Police have identified a second suspect wanted in connection with the homicide of a 24-year-old Sumter man whose body was found in Lake Marion two weeks ago. Anthony Dustin Dill, 32, is wanted … more

Arrest made in Lake Marion homicide of Sumter man

A suspect has been arrested in Richland County in relation to a body that was found in Lake Marion on April 25, Sumter law enforcement officials said. A murder warrant was taken out for Stephen … more

Sumter Police Department Deputy Chief Holston arrested in Aiken County

Sumter Police Department's deputy chief has been placed on administrative leave after he was arrested in Aiken County on Thursday for allegedly attempting to contact a person he was advised by … more

Body of Sumter man found in Lake Marion

Law enforcement from three counties are investigating what has been deemed a homicide after a 24-year-old Sumter man was found dead in Lake Marion last week. The body of Jerry Lamars Johnson was … more

'That was my baby': 2003 case still cold after Sumter woman shot in back of head near home

Fifteen years ago, the family of Pamela "Nee Nee" Gregg, 29, eagerly waited for her to return home from an outing about half a mile away only to be informed the next morning that she had been killed. Gregg's body was found on Northwestern Avenue, … more

Judge denies bond for Sumter murder suspect

Bond was denied for a Sumter man, 50, charged in the killing of the mother of his 2-year-old child during a first appearance hearing at Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center on Friday. Alonzo Shaw, of Sally Street in Wedgefield, was arrested on … more

Sumter woman found dead, 50-year-old suspect charged with murder

A Sumter woman was found dead inside her apartment last night, and the father of her child has been charged with murder according to a news release from Sumter Police Department. According to the … more

14 SCDC employees indicted on bribery, smuggling contraband charges

Federal indictments have been unsealed and issued for 14 now-former South Carolina Department of Corrections employees and correction officers on charges related to accepting bribes and bringing contraband into state prisons. The arrests by the … more

18-year-old arrested in connection to runaway Sumter teen girl

The man with whom a 15-year-old girl Sumter ran away last week has been charged in connection to the search for the girl. Michael Trevon King, 18, of Concord Circle, was arrested on Wednesday … more

Cause of death released for 7 inmates killed in Lee Correctional Institution riot

The manner and cause of death for the seven Lee Correctional Institution inmates who were killed during the nation's largest prison riot in a quarter-century has been released. Lee County Coroner … more

Sumter police use Narcan for first time to revive man from heroin overdose

A 24-year-old man was saved from a life-threatening heroin overdose because of the quick action of two residents and a Sumter Police officer equipped with an opioid overdose antidote. Officers … more

Sumter man facing sexual conduct with a minor charges escapes arrest

A Sumter man facing charges of sexual conduct with a minor is wanted after he escaped an attempt to arrest him following a Family Court hearing last week. John Paul Rogers, 38, who sometimes … more

Sumter runaway located, boyfriend facing charges

At least one person will be facing charges now that Zyarriah Myers, 15, who reportedly ran away from home on Wednesday, has been located.Myers' boyfriend, who she was thought to have been with while … more

Stolen property ranges from computers to a pH meter

STOLEN PROPERTY A PlayStation 2 valued at $50 and a Lenovo ThinkPad laptop valued at $800 were reportedly stolen from a residence in Alva Drive in Sumter between 7 p.m. on April 13 and 3:30 p.m. on April 15. A gray-and-white 4-month-old pit … more

Sumter police arrest 3, seize 6,000 heroin injections worth $60,000, other drugs in months-long sting

Three men have been arrested after an investigation that lasted several months, resulting in the seizure of pills and enough heroin to supply an estimated 6,000 injections, officials said. The … more
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