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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

Sumter police seek location of man who may have information about fatal drive-by shooting

Sumter Police Department is investigating after a man was fatally shot Tuesday night on South Salem Street.After 10:15 p.m., police responded to reports that a person was a shot, according Tonyia … more

Man, 60, charged with taking $1,100 worth of items from Sumter home

Sumter County Sheriff's Office arrested a 60-year-old man Sunday for allegedly taking hundreds of dollars worth of items from a residence in July.Alexander Williams, of Murphy Street, is charged with … more

Man charged with presenting fake $100 bill at Sumter auto store

A 52-year-old man is facing a forgery charge after he allegedly tried to use a fake $100 at Advance Auto Parts on U.S. 15 South earlier this month.Todd K. Klavon, of Gibbs Dairy Road, was reportedly … more

Willow Drive employee allegedly assaulted by relative of student

Sumter Police Department officers were dispatched to Willow Drive Elementary School on Tuesday afternoon after a school employee was allegedly attacked by the family of a student. The reporting officer was dispatched to the school about 2:10 p.m. … more

Sumter police search for suspect in utility trailer theft

Police are looking for Douglas Edward Tipton, 56, in connection with a theft of a utility trailer from a Bultman Drive business, according to a news release from Tonyia McGirt, public information … more

Sumter County Sheriff's Office advisory board to meet in Cherryvale Monday

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office’s Citizen Community Relation Advisory Board will from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Cherryvale Community Center, 4340 Confederate Road. Speakers include … more
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