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AWOL Marine wanted in Va. homicide flees Clarendon

FROM STAFF REPORTS ROCKY MOUNT, VIRGINIA - A 22-year-old AWOL Marine wanted in connection to a homicide in Virginia came through but is no longer thought to be in Clarendon County, according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in Rocky … more

Community complaints lead to $35,000 drug bust at Sumter residence

A Sumter man was arrested with drug trafficking and manufacturing after the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office received numerous complaints at a residence on Meadow Circle Wednesday. Dervin Devin … more

3 charged in Cherryvale double homicide from September

Three people have been arrested in connection to a drive-by shooting that killed two in Cherryvale in September. Sierra Renee Wilson, 19, Armonie Freeman, 22, and Trayvaune Scott all face two … more

Social media post threatens Crestwood High School

A second social media post on Wednesday mentioned a threat of violence to another public school in Sumter. The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a post targeting Crestwood High … more

2 juveniles questioned for social media threats to Hillcrest Middle School

Two juveniles are being questioned in connection to social media posts threating violence at Hillcrest Middle School Wednesday morning. The threats to the school on Peach Orchard Road, … more

1 dead, 3 injured in shooting at Sumter home running illegal business

One person is dead and three others injured after shots were exchanged Thursday night at a home tied to illegal gambling and alcohol sales. Florentino Wilson, 57, of West Red Bay Road, was … more

Report: More murders, less violent crime statewide in 2018

In a 2018 crime report analyzed by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, the state's overall murder rate increased while violent and property crimes decreased from 2017. With the report, Sumter's law enforcement agencies are concerned with … more

Turbeville Correctional Institution inmate dies after being found hanging in cell

A Turbeville Correctional Institution inmate died Monday night after he was found hanging in his cell, officials say. Officers attempted to save Richard Henson's life when they found him, according to a Tweet from the South Carolina Department of … more

Sumter High School student, 16, charged after false claim of gun, shooting on campus

A 16-year-old Sumter High School student has been charged with filing a false report after claiming another student was armed and threatened a shooting at the school, authorities say. Officers … more

Threat brings police to Sumter High School, deemed not credible

Law enforcement is currently at Sumter High School investigating an alleged threat that was reported to the school and has since been deemed not credible. A message was sent to parents at 11:25 … more

Boy, 9, injured after walking into moving car in Sumter

A 9-year-old boy wearing dark clothing walked into the side of a vehicle on Lewis Road early Thursday, according to Lance Cpl. David Jones.Around 6:45 a.m., the driver of a 2002 Buick, driving down … more

Sumter sheriff's office: 15-year-old from Rembert charged with murder after missing man found dead of gunshots

A teenager from Rembert has been charged with murder in the case of a man who went missing from his job last week, with more arrests expected in the case. The 15-year-old is being held at the … more

Sumter police ask for help identifying armed robbery suspect

The Sumter Police Department asks the public to help identify a man involved in the armed robbery of a convenience store late Wednesday. An armed man entered the Young's, 940 E. Liberty St., … more

Clarendon sheriff: Domestic violence led to death of Laurence Manning Academy teacher, husband

MANNING — A New Zion couple, one of whom was a teach at Laurence Manning Academy, is dead following a "domestic violence situation" that occurred at their home early Thursday. The bodies of Samuel Raymond McFaddin III, 39, and his wife, Jessica … more

Father of slain Sumter 5-year-old Navaeh Adams files lawsuit against apartment complex

The father of Nevaeh Adams, the 5-year-old girl who was killed with her mother on Aug. 5, has filed a lawsuit against the apartment complex in Sumter where they were found after having been stabbed … more

Sumter Sheriff's Office: 19-year-old murder suspect apprehended

Murder suspect Tas'Je Spann, 19, was apprehended according to Adrienne Sarvis, public information officer for the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. Law enforcement earlier this week had asked for … more

Sumter motorcyclist killed Friday night in 3-vehicle crash on Lafayette; Sumter police looking for 2nd motorcyclist, who fled the scene

Qwantise Abrams, 32, of South Guignard Drive, was pronounced dead on the scene of a three-vehicle crash Friday night on North Lafayette Drive, according to Sumter County Coroner Robbie Baker. … more

Sumter coroner: Missing man's cause of death is gunshot wound

The body of a Sumter man reported missing on Tuesday was found Saturday along Scales Road in Sumter, authorities say. Derrick Davontrez Slater's body was found a short distance from where his … more

Suspect in shooting that injured 1 still sought by Sumter County Sheriff's Office

Sumter deputies are still looking for a suspect in a shooting that injured another man earlier this month. Tas'Je Spann, 19, is sought for reportedly shooting a 33-year-old male on Patricia Drive on Oct. 9. A Sumter County … more

Suspect in Oct. 9 shooting charged with murder after victim dies

A Sumter man who was shot after an argument with an acquaintance earlier this month has died of his injuries, according to the Sumter County coroner, with the suspect still at large and now charged … more
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