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Clarendon County man arrested on child porn charges

MANNING — A 28-year-old Clarendon County man was arrested Feb. 14 on 10 counts involving the sexual exploitation of a minor. David Dwayne Womack of Olanta was arrested by investigators with the … more

Sumter police seek location of man wanted for questioning in case where body was found

Now that the body found near railroad tracks in the city has been identified, authorities are working to locate a person he was seen with before his death.Raphael Bostic, 29, of Columbia, was found … more

Supreme Court to hear arguments at Patriot Hall, open to public

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Supreme Court of South Carolina will hear oral arguments at Patriot Hall on Thursday. Arguments will be heard at 9:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Case information is available at The event is … more

Body found near railroad tracks in Sumter identified as Columbia man, according to county authorities

City and county authorities are working to identify a man whose body was found near railroad tracks in the city Saturday morning and determine what led to his death.Railway workers spotted the body … more

Lakewood High School student charged after false 911 call

A Lakewood High School student is facing disciplinary action for allegedly making a false 911 call from another student's phone Tuesday afternoon.Law enforcement immediately responded to the school … more

Sumter crime reports: Feb. 19, 2019

Man accused of kicking, hitting woman Joseph Jackson, 38, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with second-degree domestic violence for allegedly pulling a woman's hair and dragging her to the ground after a verbal altercation on Four Bridges Road … 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

Crime reports: Feb. 14

Man accused of kicking, hitting woman after argumentJoseph Jackson, 38, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with second degree, domestic violence for allegedly pulling a woman's hair and dragging her … more

Sumter man facing multiple counts of voyeurism for allegedly taking photos, videos under women's clothing

A Sumter man is facing more than a dozen counts of voyeurism after he was linked to multiple incidents where inappropriate images were taken of women in public. Floyd Carlton Bryant, 39, is accused … more

Sumter crime reports: Feb. 14

Woman allegedly poses as patient's sister, takes debit card Barbara Annette Harris, 50, was arrested on Saturday and charged with exploitation of a vulnerable adult for allegedly presenting herself as the sister of a 58-year-old female patient at … more

17-year-old faces charges in botched robbery that resulted in Sumter man's death in 2018

A 17-year-old woman is the third suspect facing charges in connection to the November 2018 shooting death of a Sumter man who was allegedly killed during a robbery gone wrong. Mary Green, of Dixie … more

Man allegedly assaults woman, infant and Sumter police officers

A 32-year-old Hopkins man is facing multiple charges, including assault and resisting arrest, for allegedly assaulting a woman, her 4-month-old child and four Sumter police officers outside a West … more

2 men arrested in the death of Chester "Rock" Stavis, who was found dead in Sumter waterway in 2018

The death of Chester “Rock” Stavis, whose body was found in a waterway in November 2018, is being called a robbery gone bad after two men were charged in his killing, according to city … more

Crime reports: Feb. 6, 2019

Man charged for assault, death threatsKhyle J. Thomas, 36, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature for allegedly hitting and threatening a woman at … more

Former Sumter police sergeant charged for alleged illicit act

A former Sumter Police Department officer was arrested by State Law Enforcement Division agents on Monday in connection with a 2018 illicit incident with a woman, according to state officials. Travis Haynes, 43, is charged with misconduct in … more

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22-YEAR-OLD FACES fORGERY CHARGE Javaris S. Leach, 22, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with forgery of less than $10,000 for allegedly cashing a counterfeit check for $487.65 at a grocery store on Guignard Parkway on May 11, … 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 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

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

Sumter autism project co-founder given bond on conditions for pretrial

The co-founder of a Sumter-based behavioral therapy provider for children and young adults with autism who is accused of $9 million in insurance fraud has pleaded not guilty to her charges. Susan Butler, who help start Early Autism Project Inc., … more
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