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Sumter County officers respond to triple shooting at Cherryvale mobile home park

Three people were shot Friday night at a mobile home park on Broad Street in the Cherryvale community. The incident happened about 8 p.m. in the 4400 block of Broad Street, which is the American … more

SCDSS warns public of phishing scam

The South Carolina Department of Social Services learned of possible phishing scams attempting to acquire personal identity information from individuals of federal benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Temporary … more

Keeping hope as search for Sumter 5-year-old continues

Candle wax has melted and reformed into drip castles on the front steps of the apartment, stuffed animals and it's-a-girl-pink heart balloons sweltering in the sun below a photo of a 5-year-old girl. Nevaeh Lashy Adams is posing in the photo with … more

Sumter coroner says mother killed at Lantana Apartments died from blunt-force injuries with sharp object

As law enforcement continued to search for a 5-year-old Sumter girl who disappeared Monday evening, the Sumter coroner said Thursday her mother died from blunt force, sharp injuries to the head and … more

Sumter man suspected in Lowder Road dog fighting operation is headed to trial

A judge determined there is probable cause for a Sumter man suspected on 27 counts of animal fighting and baiting to stand trial. Four of the dogs rescued from an apparent dog-fighting operation from a house on Lowder Road in June have had to be … more

Officers searching Sumter, Richland landfills for missing 5-year-old girl's body

Sumter police officers spent overnight Monday and Tuesday morning sifting through 230 tons of garbage in hopes of finding the body of a 5-year-old girl. Information given to investigators with the … more

Suspect in Sumter mother’s death says he also killed missing 5-year-old girl

The search for a 5-year-old girl whose mother was found slain in her Sumter apartment Monday night has shifted to a recovery effort now that officers think she was killed with her mother by an … more

Officials say criteria not met for Amber Alert in missing Sumter girl's case

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has been notified of the missing 5-year-old girl from Sumter whose mother was found dead where they live at Lantana Apartments Monday, but the case does … more

2 arrested on drug charges during traffic stop

A traffic stop in Sumter County on Friday led to two arrests and the seizure of methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, cellphones, almost $4,000 in cash and 270 grams of marijuana. Sumter County Sheriff's Office deputies pulled a … more

Girl, 5, missing after Sumter mother found dead at Lantana Apartments

A woman has been found dead of what appears to be unnatural causes at a residence at the Lantana Apartments off South Pike West and Carolina Avenue. Personnel from the Sumter County Coroner's … more

1 arrested, teen suspect at large in Bowman Drive shooting case

One man is in custody and a teenager is wanted in connection to an attempted armed robbery last week on Bowman Drive that left two men dead. Kelvin Bell, 33, of Robney Drive, has been arrested, … more

Crime Reports from Sumter County Sheriff's Office

Incident reports and the arrest warrants in Sumter County for the week of July 29 include obtaining property under false pretenses, malicious injury to personal property and armed robbery. Obtaining property with counterfeit money A … more

Inmates involved in Sumter jail riot all charged or convicted of violent crimes

Incident reports detailing what happened during a fire and riot at the Sumter County Detention Center last week that led to the temporary escape of a murder suspect reveal the man struck and stabbed … more

Lee Correctional inmate gets extra time for sextorting DoD servicemen

An inmate at Lee Correctional Institution will spend an extra 46 months in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to extorting and defrauding Department of Defense service members by posing as a females on a dating app and then as threatening … more

2 arrests made in shooting death of Sumter father, son at Myrtle Beach bingo parlor

Two Georgetown men have been arrested in connection with a deadly armed robbery that left a Sumter father and son dead inside their Myrtle Beach-area bingo parlor last Friday. Derrick Rivera, 29, … more

Sumter County detention officer arrested for taking package with heroin, marijuana, cigarettes in jail parking lot

A Pinewood man is now behind bars after working in front of them after being arrested for his supposed part in a drug transaction in the Sumter County jail’s parking lot. Marquis Shannon, of … more

Sumter police set up Spanish-speaking hotline after Bowman Drive shooting claims 2 Hispanic men

Sumter police are hoping a Spanish-speaking hotline will lead to information about recent attempted and successful armed robberies, one of which led to the shooting deaths of two men outside a Bowman … more

Father, son to be buried Friday with service at Sumter County Civic Center

The three-generation Johnsons are no stranger to hardship, but the Friday night shooting of the family's grandfather and his son has turned the world upside down for those remaining to grieve. Christi Johnson Brunson called the shooting inside … more

3 arrested, charged with 9 counts of attempted murder in Clarendon County

TURBEVILLE - Two Clarendon County men wanted on multiple attempted murder charges and a variety of other felony charges turned themselves into Clarendon County Sheriff's Office on Saturday. A Lexington County man was arrested earlier in the week on … more

2 killed in Sumter in armed robbery attempt; up to $5,000 reward offered

Two Sumter residents were shot and killed in what Sumter Police Department is calling attempted armed robbery. According to Tonyia McGirt, public information officer for the department, police … more
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