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Sumter man allegedly shoots victim with shotgun, charged with attempted murder

A Sumter man was charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime after a dispute with another man on Friday according to Adrienne Sarvis, public information officer … more

Sumter County sheriff says arrest coming after new info in 2008 case

Eleven years after Charles Way's death in 2008, the Sumter County Sheriff's Office said there has been a recent change in new developments in the investigation this year. On Aug. 18, 2008, Charles Way was found in his home on Grace Lane by one of … more

19-year-old sought in connection with Sumter shooting that left victim in critical condition

A 17-year-old male is in critical condition and a 19-year-old is being sought after a shooting on Wednesday on West Patricia Drive, according to Adrienne Sarvis, public relations officer with Sumter … more

Sumter police seek help in finding 2 suspects in shooting incident

Two more men are wanted in connection to a Sept. 8 fatal shooting at the Hop In (Sunoco) convenience store on Broad Street that killed two and injured three.According to Tonyia McGirt, public … more

Dalzell woman charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct of 3-year-old

A Dalzell woman was charged with unlawful neglect of a child and first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, victim under the age of 11, on Wednesday.Quindra Francher Pearson Flournoy, 32, of … more

Stinnette pleads guilty to 2018 murder of Sumter man, agrees to 35 years in prison

A Sumter man pleaded guilty Wednesday to shooting a man eights times in the head and discarding his body in Lake Marion after burying and moving it twice in 2018. Stephen Stinnette, 32, appeared before Judge Larry Hyman Jr. at the Sumter County … more

Gunshots fired at Sumter residence Monday night

Officers responded to gunshots being fired at a residence on Brand Street Monday night.The resident of the home told officers she heard four or five shots outside the residence at about 8:30 p.m., … more

Pinewood pedestrian killed in hit and run Saturday in Sumter County

A 36-year-old Pinewood man was found dead on Camp Mac Boykin Road Saturday morning after reportedly being run over by a vehicle that fled the scene. James Antonio Golden died as a result of a … more

Sumter deputies seek help identifying three suspected of burglary

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office seeks help to identify three subjects who are suspected of breaking into a business in the 1100 block of Pocalla Road at about midnight on Tuesday. The … more

Sumter police seek help in identifying suspected car dealership thief

The Sumter Police Department is trying to identify a man who is suspected to be involved in multiple catalytic converters being removed from vehicles at a car dealership on Broad Street. Reports … more

Sumter man dies Monday morning after attempted armed robbery

A Sumter man died from an apparent gunshot wound that occurred early Monday morning. McKenzie Corey Stewart, 42, of Dingle Street, was pronounced dead at Prisma Health Toumey Hospital, said Sumter County … more

Cherryvale mobile home shooting suspect extradited, denied bond

A man suspected in a shooting that injured two adults and a child in a Cherryvale mobile home was denied bond Thursday after being extradited from New York. Nikeen D’Aundre Johnson, 26, … more

Man charged in connection with armed robbery at Family Dollar in Sumter

Police charged a man on Thursday in connection to an armed robbery on Sept. 13 at a Family Dollar on Liberty Street.Jeremy Dwight Sealey, 27, of Sumter, was charged with armed robbery and possession … more

2nd man charged in fatal gang-related shooting at Sumter gas station

A second man was charged with murder on Wednesday in connection to a fatal gang-related shooting earlier this month at a convenience store on Broad Street. Officers identified Joquell Wayne Myers, … more

Teen injured in 'random shooting' in Cherryvale

What Sumter County authorities are calling a random shooting incident on Reona Avenue injured a 17-year-old early Wednesday morning. The teen drove through the intersection of Reona Avenue and … more

Sumter man, who reportedly shot brother, charged with 2 counts of attempted murder

FROM STAFF REPORTS An argument between two brothers ended with one being shot in the upper leg and abdomen Friday, according to an incident report from the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. A deputy was called to Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital … more

Crime reports: Sept. 23, 2019

BREAKING INTO A MOTOR VEHICLE Jeremy Ty Brinson, 22, of Holloway Street was arrested and charged on Sept. 19 with breaking into a motor vehicle, according to Adrienne Sarvis, public information officer with the Sumter County Sheriff's … more

Search continues for presumed remains of Sumter child

Sumter law enforcement officers continue to search the Waste Management Richland Landfill for the presumed remains of 5-year-old Nevaeh Adams. According to Tonyia McGirt, public information … more

Wedgefield man in custody after armed robbery at Sumter SAFE Federal Credit Union

The man suspected in Friday’s armed robbery at Sumter’s SAFE Federal Credit Union has been arrested. Moses Scott Priester, 54, has been charged with armed robbery after he reportedly … more

Wedgefield man named suspect in armed robbery at Sumter SAFE bank

A Wedgefield man has been identified as the suspect in a Friday morning bank robbery in Sumter. Moses Scott Priester, 54, of Emil Road, is wanted in connected to the armed robbery that occurred … more
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