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Pinewood woman charged after man dies falling from her moving car

The death of a 36-year-old Pinewood man, whose body was found on Camp Mac Boykin Road on Oct. 5, 2019, has resulted in the arrest of 30-year-old Pinewood woman.According to Deputy Adrienne Sarvis, … more

Sumter investigators seek help identifying armed robbery suspect

Sumter County investigators are seeking the identity of a male suspect who reportedly committed armed robbery at a convenience store in the 1700 block of Pinewood Road on Feb. 16. A close picture of … more

Sumter man avoids 2nd trial, pleads guilty to '08 killing

After a jury was chosen Tuesday for a retrial of a murder case, a Sumter man avoided a second trial before the jury and pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the 2008 death of a 23-year-old man. Antrell R. Felder, 38, of 39 Harry St., … more

21-year-old woman admits to fabricating attempted kidnapping story, charged by Sumter police

Jo-el Rebecca Kelso, 21, of 1350 Kings Pointe Drive in Sumter, was charged today with filing a false police report according to Tonyia McGirt, public information officer for  Sumter Police  … more

Hartsville man suspected in fatal shooting apprehended in Lee County

A Hartsville man wanted in connection to a Feb. 12 shooting that left one person dead was seen in a car that led Lee County deputies on a miles-long high-speed chase Thursday. U.S. Marshals had been conducting surveillance in Lee County when they … more

Suspect arrested in string of burglaries, assaults in Sumter

A Sumter man suspected in three separate home break-ins and related assaults was taken into custody on Wednesday and faces multiple charges. Darious Moore, 40, of Robney Drive, was charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, … more

Bond denied for Sumter man charged in home break-ins, assaults

A Sumter man suspected for three separate home break-ins and related assaults was taken into custody on Wednesday and faces multiple charges.Darious Moore, 40, of 440 Robney Drive, was charged with … more

Bond deferred for Sumter man accused in bar shooting

Charges have been announced for a 29-year-old Sumter man in connection to a shooting at a bar earlier this month. Warrants accuse Jerel Marquis Heriot, of Green Swamp Road, of firing a handgun at … more

Crime Reports: Sumter man arrested for breach of trust; Manning driver attempts to flee, hits pole

Incident reports from Feb. 7-9 were provided by the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. FEB. 7 One Sumter man was arrested for public disorderly conduct. While on patrol, deputies responded to a fight in progress on U.S. 15 South near Unity … more

Sheriff's office: Suspect in Sumter bar shooting arrested

A 29-year-old man in connection to a shooting incident on Feb. 2 was taken into custody Tuesday. Jerel Heriot faces multiple charges, including attempted murder, according to Deputy Adrienne Sarvis, … more

Manning man killed after being struck by vehicle in Lee County

A Manning man was killed after a hit-and-run incident on U.S. 76 on Monday. Charlton Ezekiel Smith III, of Manning, was pronounced dead on scene by Lee County Coroner Larry Logan. Lee County … more

Sumter Crime Reports: Fire department finds marijuana during call; woman steals man's car

Incident reports from Jan. 28 to Feb. 5 were provided by the Sumter Police Department and the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. JAN. 28 Officers responded to Poplar Square Apartments on Miller Road in reference to a burglary. The property … more

Suspect ID'd in Sumter County bar shooting

A 29-year-old man has been named as a suspect in a case involving a non-fatal shooting at a bar in Sumter County on Sunday. Jerel Heriot faces multiple charges upon his arrest, including attempted … more

Sumter deputies seek help identifying a man in connection to Feb. 2 shooting incident

Sumter County investigators need the community’s help identifying a man in connection to a shooting incident on Feb. 2. The incident took place at a bar in the 1300 block of Peach Orchard … more

Inmate attacked, attempted to sexually assault Lee Correctional employee

An inmate attacked and tried to sexually assault a Lee Correctional Institution employee on Sunday evening. South Carolina Department of Corrections Communications Director Chrysti Shain said the … more

Shoplifting suspect forces way out of Michaels store by forcing through locked doors on Broad Street

A shoplifting incident at Michaels on Broad Street ended with a 23-year-old suspect fleeing with merchandise and causing $500 worth of damage to the store’s entrance way. At about 7 p.m. on … more

Drugs seized, 3 arrested after home searched in Sumter County

Three people were arrested after Sumter County deputies found illegal drugs in a home on Wednesday. A total of 96 grams of methamphetamine, 12 grams of heroin, 1.5 pounds of marijuana and three firearms were seized during the execution of a … more

Sumter sheriff's deputies arrest 5 in connection to December burglaries

Sumter County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested four people who reportedly took part in two separate burglaries in December. David Davonta Frazier, 22, of Summerton, was arrested Jan. 23 on a warrant issued on Jan. 21, and Rose Marie Driggers, … more

Autopsy shows Sumter woman died of trauma, strangling at Downtown Motor Inn; suspect's bond denied

An autopsy performed Wednesday showed the woman who was found at Sumter's Downtown Motor Inn early Tuesday morning died from blunt head trauma and strangulation. The autopsy on Ebony Elizabeth Canty, 35, of Blanche Road, was performed at the … more

Suspect's bond denied as autopsy reveals cause of death in downtown Sumter motel domestic violence death

An autopsy performed Wednesday showed the woman who was found at Sumter’s Downtown Motor Inn early Tuesday morning died from blunt head trauma and strangulation. The autopsy on Ebony … more
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