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Person of interest in Sumter man's death in police custody

A 21-year-old man who is considered a “detriment to the community” by city authorities for his alleged involvement in multiple shootings in the city is now in police custody. A $3,500 … more

5 arrested in California-to-Sumter marijuana-trafficking ring responsible for 500 pounds shipped through mail

After a several-months-long investigation, the Sumter Police Department and federal officials have arrested a drug-trafficking ring responsible for bringing at least 500 pounds of marijuana into … more

Murder trial to proceed for sovereign citizen in Sumter man's shooting

The sovereign citizen charged in the shooting death of a 34-year-old man in August will go before a circuit court judge for a murder trial per a ruling during his preliminary hearing Thursday morning. Demetrius Brown, 38, was present for his … more

Richland father accused in 5-year-old Manning boy's death

MANNING – A 5-year-old boy from Manning has been killed, and his Richland County father has been arrested in connection to the boy’s death. Michael Cornelius Gamble, 37, was arrested … more

Police name acquaintance they hope has information on shooting death of 31-year-old man found in creek

Officers have named a man in connection to what is now being ruled a homicide after an autopsy revealed the 31-year-old Sumter man who was found dead in a creek last week was shot to death. Sumter … more

Sumter man sentenced to 57 months for firearm charge

A Sumter man was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition after he was arrested in 2017 for presenting a handgun during a domestic violence incident. In federal court, Senior United … more

Man sought in city death investigation arrested by Sumter County authorities for other charges

A man wanted in connection to a death investigation in the city was arrested by county authorities on Wednesday for other charges.Carter W. Strother, 70, is charged with two counts of stalking and … more

Sumter residents' complaints end in heroin trafficking arrest

A 51-year-old Sumter man faces heroin-related charges after months of investigation according to Tonyia M. McGirt, public relations officer for Sumter Police Department.The investigation was in response to residents' complaints and an ongoing effort … more

Sumter Sheriff's Office: Mother, infant test positive for marijuana

Mother, infant test positive for marijuanaShayla Strong, 35, was arrested on Jan. 30 and charged with unlawful neglect of a child for allegedly giving birth to a male child who tested positive for … more

Sumter man arrested for allegedly breaking into his neighbors' vehicles

A 49-year-old Sumter man is facing multiple counts of breaking into a vehicle after he was caught on camera searching through vehicles in his own neighborhood Monday night. Sumter County sheriff's deputies responded to a call on Brookland Drive … more

Suspect dies after swallowing suspected drugs, according to Sumter County sheriff

A man who was arrested Thursday morning died at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital after he swallowed what appeared to be a plastic bag of drugs before he was booked at the jail, Sumter County's sheriff … more

Sumter mother, newborn test positive for cocaine in October

A new mother was arrested on Jan. 17 after giving birth to a boy who reportedly tested positive for cocaine. Nicole M. Campbell, 33, of North Lafayette Drive in Sumter, has been charged with unlawful neglect of a child in connection to the birth … more

Sumter man arrested for allegedly punching child in her face

Larry D. Hunter Sr., 33, of Raymond Street in Sumter, was arrested on Jan. 6 and charged with unlawful neglect of a child. The alleged incident happened at a location in the 400 block of Raymond Street, according to a release from the Sumter … more

Sumter sheriff's office: Robbery suspects reportedly make sure of victim's absence before taking firearms

Three adults are facing charges after two men allegedly stole firearms and other items from a house after another suspect made sure the victim would not be home Jan. 17. According to warrants from the Sumter County Sheriff's Office, Herbert … more

Summerton man allegedly steals vehicle of first responders who came to his aid after wreck

MANNING — A 28-year-old Summerton man was arrested on multiple charges early Friday after crashing his car into a tree and then fleeing the scene in a vehicle he allegedly stole from the Clarendon … more

Sumter woman allegedly steals cellphones from Dollar General, gets a call from justice

Aubri R. Morra, 28, of 30 Caraway Court in Sumter, was arrested Jan. 5 and charged with shoplifting for allegedly taking two cellphones from a Dollar General. Each of the phones was valued at $49.99 at the store in the 5600 block of Broad Street on … more

Bond denied for Sumter man accused of sexually assaulting 7-year-old girl

A 31-year-old Sumter man has been charged in connection to an accusation that he sexually assaulted a 7-year-old. Shaun Andrew Campbell, of Bowen Drive, faces a count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, according the Sumter … more

Rembert man arrested after reportedly threatening bus driver, 30 children aboard

A Rembert man was arrested Monday after he reportedly yelled at and threatened a Sumter public school bus driver and 30 children on board, according to authorities. Raife-El Rashad Melton, 31, of St. Johns Road, faces charges of interfering with … more

Police: Sumter teen blackmailed mother for $130 by making her think he would be killed

A 19-year-old is being accused of extorting his mother for $130 by making up a story that he had been kidnapped. Emmanuel Franklin, of Covent Garden Drive in Sumter, was arrested on Jan. 24, states a release from the Sumter County Sheriff's … more

Sumter man accused of stealing car tire

A 25-year-old Sumter man faces a charge of petit larceny and is accused of taking a tire and wheel off a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu on Jan. 5, according to Sumter County Sheriff's Office. Thomas Jenkins Smith, 25, … more
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