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2 Sumter women charged with assault and battery after alleged fight at club, another fight in parking lot

Amoreé A’Keymea Smith, 22, of Grantham Street, and Umeko Margie Ann Baker, 25, of Kent Street, were both charged with assault and battery, second degree, according to a news release from Adrienne … more

Police searching for vehicle, driver in hit-and-run that injured Sumter pedestrian

Sumter police are working to locate the vehicle and identify the driver involved after a pedestrian was injured in a hit-and-run crash after 5 p.m. Saturday. A 61-year-old Sumter man was crossing … more

Crime reports from Sumter County Sheriff's Office

CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCTA teenager implicated a 34-year-old Sumter man in sexual battery at a Sumter residence in February, according to a news release from Sumter County Sheriff's Office.The … more

Active shooter training exercise underway at USC Sumter, CCTC

An active shooter exercise is currently being conducted on the campuses of USC Sumter and Central Carolina Technical College. There is no need for alarm. This is the fifth year the Sumter … more

Suspect wanted for West Liberty Street laundromat break-ins charged for stealing coins from machines

A man wanted in connected to a number of West Liberty Street laundromat break-ins earlier this month has been arrested. Terrence Sharone Williams, 27, of Bonneau Street, turned himself in … more

Married couple ID'd as suspects who threw 4 Chihuahuas over Sumter SPCA fence

A married couple has been identified as the suspects who are accused of throwing four Chihuahuas over the fence at the Sumter SPCA earlier this month, after which two died from being hit by … more

Sumter deputies find 21 pot plants, growing operation while serving a sexual assault warrant in Rembert

Investigators confiscated 21 marijuana plants and 42.6 additional grams of pot when they found a marijuana-growing operation while serving a search warrant related to a sexual assault case in … more

Multi-agency operation catches drugs along I-95 in Sumter

Safety was the goal this week as law enforcement conducted traffic stops along the interstate in Sumter County, whether that be in protecting travelers from aggressive motorists, teens and adults from illegal drugs or their fellow deputies from … more

Crime reports from Sumter County Sheriff's Office

ACCESSORY AFTER THE FACT TO FELONY OR MURDER Tyvae Savon Dwyer, 24, of Wagram Drive, was arrested March 14 and charged with accessory after the fact to felony A, B, C or murder, according to a news release from Sumter County Sheriff's Office … more

Rembert woman faces charges, accused of not returning company cellphones

A Rembert woman is facing charges in connection to an accusation she received items from a company and appropriated them for personal use. Christina Lynn Oakley, 30, of East Scenic Lake Drive, was arrested on March 10 and … more

Domestic dispute at Sumter Super 8 hotel between 6 young adults ends in 2 shot, assault and battery by mob charges

Two 17-year-olds who are still being hospitalized from gunshot wounds and four of their associates are all facing charges after an ongoing domestic dispute turned physical at the Super 8 hotel on … more

Sumter County Sheriff's Office crime reports

SIMPLE LARCENY Betty J. Morlan, 58, of 4915 Significant Drive, was arrested on March 8 and charged with simple larceny, $2,000 or less. According to a release from Sumter County Sheriff's Office, Morlan allegedly took a metal shed from … more

Clarendon County Sheriff's Office arrests 2 on burglary, grand larceny

MANNING - Two Clarendon County men were arrested March 7 on charges of burglary and grand larceny, according to Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley. Andrew Thomas Scurry, 37, and Brent Wittner, 21, were taken to the Clarendon County Detention … more

4 dogs thrown over fence at Sumter SPCA, 2 have died

Two dogs have died after they and two others were reportedly thrown over a fence at the Sumter SPCA, authorities said. According to Sumter County Sheriff’s Office investigators, surveillance … more

Newborn tests positive for pot, Sumter mother arrested

A 28-year-old Sumter woman is facing a charge of unlawful neglect of a child after her newborn son tested positive for marijuana. Heather Barrett, of Goshen Road, was arrested on March 5 after a warrant was issued the day before, according to the … more

Vision in Progress meets Wednesday on crime data

FROM STAFF REPORTS Vision in Progress will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the James E. Clyburn Intermodal Transportation Center. Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis and Sumter Police Chief Russell Roark III will be the … more

U.S. Marshals launch new mobile tip app

FROM STAFF REPORTS The public can now submit tips on fugitives, non-compliant sex offenders, judiciary threats and more according to a news release from the United States Marshals Service. The U.S. Marshals recently launched a new mobile and … more

Crime drops 10 percent in Sumter from 2017 to 2018

The city of Sumter saw a drop in overall crime in 2018 as Sumter Police Department made strides to increase and enhance its policing, according to Chief Russell Roark III. Data provided by the department at the Sumter City Council meeting earlier … more

S.C. Supreme Court visits Sumter

The South Carolina Supreme Court came to Sumter on Thursday to hear oral arguments at Patriot Hall. Chief Justice Donald W. Beatty told the crowd it is important for the public to see and understand their government institutions. The Supreme Court … more

Woman charged with DUI after pedestrian's death in Lynchburg

A Lee County man died Saturday afternoon after he was struck by  a vehicle on Trinity Road in Lynchburg, according to county authorities. Freddy Nance, 64, died from his injuries in … more
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