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Manning man arrested in connection to shooting death

MANNING – A 22-year-old Manning man died early Friday morning in what Clarendon County Corner Bucky Mock called an “incident.”“Javon Smith died between 3:30 a.m. and 4 … more

South Sumter residents want change, decreased crime

South Sumter residents woke up scared for their lives on the night of May 10 when several gunshots were fired in the Hoyt Street area. The blasts weren't from a normal firearm. It sounded like a military-grade weapon with rapid fire coming from … more

Sumter Probate Court continues to work virtually while closed to public

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Sumter police: After rash of break-ins, lock cars, remove valuables

Following several vehicle break-ins during the past two weeks, the Sumter Police Department is advising community members to remove their belongings, as well as keys, key fobs and firearms, from vehicles and lock them. According to Tonyia McGirt, … more

Sumter woman dead after argument leads to vehicle wreck

An argument that led to a vehicle wreck left one woman dead and another in jail on Sunday morning. Shemika Oliver, 25, of Sumter, died at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital after she was injured in the … more

Sumter sheriff's office asks for help finding Chevrolet Malibu seen in shooting

Sumter deputies asked Tuesday night for help finding a vehicle whose driver is suspected to be involved in a shooting in Rembert on July 20. The driver of a white Chevrolet Malibu with a South … more

Sumter County deputy finds methamphetamine in fake aluminum can during traffic stop

A Sumter County deputy saw through a Sumter man’s attempt to conceal narcotics when he located methamphetamine hidden in a fake aluminum can during a traffic stop on July 18. The driver, … more

Sumter real estate agent charged with not paying taxes

A real estate agent in Sumter has been arrested by state Department of Revenue agents on charges that she did not pay state income tax for five years. Melissa Major Richardson, 48, has been charged with five counts of failing to file South … more

Solicitor: Body camera footage shows no laws broken by officers in Sumter County Deputy Gillette's fatal shooting

The Sumter County Third Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office held a press conference this afternoon, announcing the recent findings in the investigation of the fatal officer-involved shooting on … more

Sumter real estate agent charged with not paying taxes

A real estate agent in Sumter has been arrested by state Department of Revenue agents on charges that she did not pay state income tax for five years. Melissa Major Richardson, 48, has been charged with five counts of failing to file South … more

CRIME REPORTS: Sumter deputies make shoplifting, identity theft arrests

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office made the following arrests on July 10 and July 15 regarding a shoplifting and identity fraud incident. JULY 10 The following subject was arrested on July 10 pursuant to a warrant issued on that same … more

Suspect flees Rembert after shooting leaves 1 critically injured

One person has sustained injuries that law enforcement says are critical after a shooting in Rembert Monday evening. The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting that occurred … more

Arrest made in fatal July 12 hit-and-run collision in Sumter County

An arrest has been in made in a hit-and-run collision on July 12 that resulted in the death of Gregory Jamar Wright, 26, of Victory Drive. According to Lance Cp. Tyler Tidwell with the Sumter … more

SUMTER CRIME REPORTS: Domestic violence, forgery, burglary and receiving stolen goods

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office provided the following incident reports from July 6-9. JULY 6 The following subject was arrested on July 6 pursuant to a warrant issued on March 11. Jerrod Carter Jr., 24, of Railroad Avenue in Wedgefield, … more

Law enforcement search for vehicle, suspect involved in fatal wreck in Sumter

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is seeking information about a hit and run that resulted in the death of one pedestrian early on Sunday. At about 1 a.m., Gregory Jamar Wright, 26, of Victory … more

Law enforcement looking for vehicle involved in fatal Manning hit and run

MANNING – A 59-year-old Manning man riding his bicycle along Moses Dingle Road between Davis Station and Jordan Thursday evening was struck by a vehicle and left beside the roadway … more

2 Sumter women wanted for exploitation of a vulnerable adult

Two Sumter woman are reportedly wanted for taking items from the home of an Alzheimer’s patient and withdrawing money from his bank account. Melissa Godwin Feagin, 43, and her … more

Sumter County investigators seek information on non-fatal shooting incident

Sumter County investigators are seeking information about a non-fatal shooting incident that occurred in the 5800 block of Tillman Nursery Road in Wedgefield on June 9. The attached video link … more

Sumter officers seek help locating 27-year-old suspect

The Sumter Police Department seeks help locating a suspect.  Stephanie Brianna Lee Bradley, 27, of Carolina Avenue is wanted after she pointed a handgun at a woman and threatened to kill her, … more

Sumter officers make drug arrest, ending months-long investigation

Following a several months-long investigation, a Sumter man is being held on a $250,000 surety bond after the Sumter Police Department arrested him on drug charges Thursday. Nicholas Keith … more
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