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23-year-old Camden man facing 6 charges after hospital stay

A 23-year-old Camden man is facing six charges once he is released from the hospital after he led deputies on a high-speed chase in Sumter County before hitting a tree Monday. The suspect, identified as Jeremy Robertson, reportedly failed to … more

Sumter man arrested for allegedly breaking into his neighbors' vehicles

A 49-year-old Sumter man is facing multiple counts of breaking into a vehicle after he was caught on camera searching through vehicles in his own neighborhood Monday night. Sumter County sheriff's deputies responded to a call on Brookland Drive … more

Police name acquaintance they hope has information on shooting death of 31-year-old man found in creek

Officers have named a man in connection to what is now being ruled a homicide after an autopsy revealed the 31-year-old Sumter man who was found dead in a creek last week was shot to death. Sumter … more

Sumter man's death whose body was found in creek being ruled homicide

An autopsy has revealed a 31-year-old Sumter man whose body was found in a creek off Dicks Street last week was shot to death. Sumter County Coroner Robbie Baker is ruling the death of Chester … more

Punishment light for inmate killers as prison violence rises

COLUMBIA (AP) - Larry Moore was watching "Ellen" in a South Carolina prison when he heard a scream. Fellow cellblock inmate Tommie Wilson was bleeding from his face and running, in vain, for his life. Another prisoner caught up to Wilson, stabbed … more

Sumter middle school student charged after Lakewood High shooting threat on Facebook

A 14-year-old middle school student has been taken into custody after the threat of a shooting at Lakewood High School in response to alleged bullying was made on social media Sunday. Sumter … more

Man shoots wife before fatally shooting himself, according to Sumter County Sheriff's Office

A woman is in serious but stable condition after she was shot by her husband before he reportedly turned the gun on himself at a residence on Elrae Lane on Tuesday morning, according to Sumter County … more

Sumter law enforcement: Vehicle break-ins increase during holiday season

Thieves and burglars find Christmas comes early and more often as vehicle break-ins tend to increase during the holiday season. Rain, cold and darkness does not stop a thief for capitalizing on a … more

Former Sumter School District employee indicted for embezzlement of $10K+ in school funds

A former Sumter School District employee accused last year in at least one anonymous letter of misusing funds has been charged by the state Grand Jury that is alleging public corruption. Charges … more

Sumter police offering thousands in cash rewards for 3 men

Cash rewards are being offered for information that leads to three men either suspected or wanted for questioning in separate cases in Sumter, including an ongoing murder investigation. The Sumter … more

Sumter sheriff's office searching for man wanted for alleged jewelry theft

Sumter County Sheriff's Office is searching for a 37-year-old man who investigators think was involved in a burglary where hundreds of dollars' worth of jewelry was stolen in October. Michael … more

2 arrested in Clarendon after team uncovers murder-for-hire plot

MANNING — Two individuals are behind bars in Clarendon County after agents with the city/county narcotics team uncovered a murder-for-hire scheme where the suspect provided instructions for how to … more

Sumter man, 46, sentenced to 151 months in federal prison for distributing child porn

A 46-year-old Sumter man will be spending more than a decade behind bars after he was found guilty of distributing child pornography.Marlin Russell Derk was sentenced to 151 months, about 12.5 years, … more

Information on Paxville fatal shooting suspect sought

PAXVILLE - The Clarendon County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for information regarding a recent fatal shooting. Around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday, Clarendon County deputies were dispatched to a … more

Mom, newborn test positive for opiates, amphetamines

A 32-year-old woman has been arrested after she and her newborn child tested positive for illegal drugs. Vanessa Michelle Wright, of Wessex Drive in Wedgefield, faces a charge of unlawful neglect of a child, according to information provided by … more

$5k reward offered after Sumter police say up to 5 recent shootings could be related

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information that could assist Sumter police officers in identifying and arresting those involved in the shooting death of a 54-year-old man on Tuesday and four other shootings throughout the … more

Sumter police think multiple shootings, including one fatal, could be related

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information that could assist Sumter police officers in identifying and arresting those involved in the shooting death of a 54-year-old man on Tuesday … more

Sumter woman allegedly charged $600 to 94-year-old woman's credit card

A 45-year-old woman is charged with exploitation of a vulnerable adult after she allegedly racked up hundreds of dollars with a 94-year-old woman's credit card while the victim was staying at a health care facility. Candida V. Chin, of Burgess … more

3 arrested, 1 on the lam in connection to Sumter Pawn robbery

Law officials have arrested three men and are searching for another in connection to the Oct. 5 armed robbery at Sumter Pawn Shop on Broad Street.Dominique J. Bowman, 23, of Peace Avenue; Jordan K. … more

Sumter man charged with shoplifting for allegedly stealing food from Family Dollar

Sumter County Sheriff's Office arrested a Sumter man Wednesday for allegedly stealing food from the Family Dollar on U.S. 15 South one week prior.William D. Childers, 29, of Timmerman Street, is … more
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