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Sumter law enforcement nets illegal drugs, 11 arrests in New Year's holiday checkpoints

During the New Year holiday, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office made 11 arrests and seized more than 60 grams of illegal drugs. From Dec. 30, 2019, to Jan. 1, 2020, deputies were assisted by … more

Sumter deputies seeking identity of reckless driver who caused $80,000 in damage

Sumter County Sherriff’s Office is seeking the identity of a man who caused $80,000 worth of property damage on Nov. 27, on the 1300 block of Peach Orchard Road. The unidentified suspect, who … more

Man found dead in Sumter early New Year's morning

A Sumter man’s body was found off McCray’s Mill Road at about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, marking the first homicide in Sumter in 2020. A Sumter County Sheriff’s Office deputy … more

Sumter man arrested as fugitive from justice after vehicle chase

A Sumter man had deputies on his tail in a vehicle chase before attempting to flee on foot Monday evening. Rasheen Greenwood, 28, of North Milton Road, was arrested for failure to stop for blue lights and driving under suspension according to an … more

Sumter County Sheriff's Office reports feuds, rib theft, more

From shoplifting sweets and treats to family feuds gone wrong, Sumter County Sheriff's Office had its hands full over the holidays. Here are some incidents from this past week reported by the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. DEC. 20 A … more

Sumter crime reports during holiday season

Even during the holidays, crime never rests. From a burglary behind a church to a road rage incident that ended in a fight at the mall, here are some incidents that made the Sumter Police Department's naughty list this week. DEC. 23 Two … more

6 arrested in Clarendon drug sting, others at large in 10-month operation

MANNING - A 10-month drug operation has netted six Clarendon County men with four additional suspects still being sought, according to Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley and Manning Police Department Chief Keith Grice. The almost year-long drug … more

Manning man found Friday killed in shooting

MANNING - The body of a 19-year-old Manning man was found laying partially in the roadway near Camilla Drive when deputies arrived on the scene Friday morning, according to Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley. "Martavis McKenzie was the victim of … more

7 still missing from Sumter as new year approaches

Office provided to The Sumter Item information on Sumter's open missing person … more

2 arrested by Sumter deputies, 1 at large after drugs, firearms seized

Sumter deputies who were executing a search warrant Monday night for a suspect wanted in both the city and county for drug charges left with two other arrests. Marcus Branch, 27, the homeowner at a house on Alva Drive, and Alexis Mosley, 19, of … more

Shooters target man tied to armed robbery, strike Young's on Lafayette

Sumter police have arrested a man tied to an armed robbery who officers think was the target of a shooting that damaged a gas station in the Crosswell neighborhood. After responding to the Young's on East Charlotte Avenue and North Lafayette … more

Butler gets community service to drop charges in $9 million Medicaid fraud case

The woman who co-founded Sumter-based Early Autism Project will see her case dismissed if she completes community service and repays the government a portion of what was claimed in the $9 million Medicaid fraud scheme. The U.S. Attorney's Office … more

Sumter police release sketch of pizza delivery driver armed robbery suspect

The public is being asked to help identify the sketch of a man suspected after a pizza delivery driver was robbed. The employee was delivering a pizza to an address on the 100 block of Carver … more

Cash reward offered for info on Sumter suspect wanted for drugs

A cash reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a 23-year-old man who is wanted on drug and other charges. Kendall Dow, of Lone Rogers Lane, is a black male who is 5 feet 9 … more

12 arrested in 2-year narcotics investigation, yielding $250K in drugs

A two-year narcotics investigation has resulted in the seizure of weapons, $66,000 in cash and $250,000 in illegal drugs and the arrests of 12 Sumter men, including a retired 20-year veteran of the … more

18 men in Sumter indicted on federal drug charges

After an investigation that was conducted for more than a year and a half, 18 men have been indicted in Sumter on federal drug charges. The men, whose names and charges have not yet been released, … more

27-year-old mother arrested after newborn tests positive for THC

FROM STAFF REPORTS A 27-year-old woman was arrested this week after her newborn tested positive for drugs. Teannah Latrice McCoy faces one count of unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person. According to an Oct. 25 warrant, her child … more

Driver shot at by man in moving vehicle in Cherryvale

At first, she simply thought the car in front of her was fishtailing from speeding. Then she noticed the gun sticking out of the other vehicle, shooting toward the now rolling, flipping … more

Man arrested, charged with murder in Summerton shooting

SUMMERTON – An arrest has been made in the Dec. 7 shooting death of a 23-year-old Summerton man. According to Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley, Xavier Marquise Phillips was arrested on … more

Crime Reports: Sumter County Sheriff's Office, Dec. 6

FROM STAFF REPORTS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Ariel David Legette, 27, was arrested and charged with domestic violence second degree stemming from an incident on Nov. 30 according to a report from Sumter County Sheriff's Office. Legette allegedly … more
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