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Sumter auto shop shooting suspect waives extradition

The self-proclaimed Moorish sovereign citizen who is accused in the fatal shooting of a man at Auto Doctors in Sumter over the weekend waived extradition in a Jacksonville, Florida, courtroom … more

Extradition hearing set for sovereign citizen suspected in Sumter auto shop shooting

A fugitive man suspected of murder in connection with a Sumter auto body repair shop shooting has been found and arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service and local Jacksonville, Florida, … more

Sumter man wanted on multiple attempted murder charges

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in finding a man in connection with a shooting incident from June. Donald Ray Richburg, 27, is wanted by the sheriff's office on multiple attempted murder charges, according to Ken … more

Suspect in fatal Sumter shooting apprehended in Florida

Fatal shooting suspect Demetrius Alexander Brown, 38, was apprehended Wednesday by authorities in Jacksonville, Florida, according to Ken Bell, public information officer for Sumter County Sheriff's … more

Sumter teen shot by man after intervening in argument

A 17-year-old was injured by a gunshot last week when he reportedly attempted to intervene in a physical altercation between a man and a woman. Sumter Police Department officers responded to a shooting call in the Baker Street/Burgess Court area … more

1 Sumter man charged, 1 injured in shooting

A Sumter man was arrested after an argument apparently led to shots being fired toward a house during the weekend. Elizah Jerel Daniels, 31, of Highland Avenue, was charged with discharging a weapon into a dwelling and two counts of attempted … more

3 Sumter residents plead guilty to insurance fraud, ordered to pay restitution

FROM STAFF REPORTS Sumter residents Tykeem Ra Hsan Jomal Sumpter, 23, Raekwon Rasheen Reyes Owens, 22, and Khalil Jabraun Hilton, 19, entered guilty pleas on Aug. 9 on insurance fraud charges according to a news release from South Carolina … more

Sheriff: Sumter auto shop shooting suspect is a sovereign citizen

A Moorish sovereign citizen with a combative past against law enforcement is suspected in a fatal shooting of a man at a Sumter County auto repair shop, and authorities are warning he is considered … more

Authorities identify suspect in fatal shooting at Sumter County auto shop

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office has identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of man at an auto repair shop on Saturday afternoon.Investigators think the suspect, 38-year-old Demetrius … more

Man dies after shooting at Sumter County auto repair shop

One man is dead after he was shot at an auto repair shop on South Pike East about 4:30 p.m. today.Ken Bell, public information officer for Sumter County Sheriff's Office, said he did not have … more

Sumter County Sheriff's Office arrests man, woman for alleged attempt to sell stolen property

Sumter County Sheriff's Office arrested a woman and man on Wednesday for allegedly making plans to sell stolen property.Shari Lynn Tisdale, 56, of 60 Haley Ave., and Brandon Lin Burgess, 31, of 1025 … more

Sumter County Sheriff's Office continues search for man suspected of sexual assault with a minor

Sumter County Sheriff's Office is still looking for a 24-year-old man who is accused of allegedly sexually assaulting a minor on July 18.Steven Galloway — who is known to frequent the Dalzell … more

Police blotter: $3,200 in cash stolen during fight at Sumter Mall

Jewelry thief caught in the act on Broad Street Marquis Tyquan Porcher, 24, of Copeland Street, was arrested on Monday and charged with second-degree burglary and possession of burglary tools … more

Sumter County man charged with pointing a firearm at multiple people

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 26-year-old man on Sunday for allegedly pointing a firearm at multiple people in the previous month. According to a news release, Kelly Lynn Sheesley … more

Sumter man charged with burglary for Mayesville break-in

On Thursday, Sumter County Sheriff’s Office charged a man, 58, with burglary for allegedly kicking in a door during an apparent break-in on Aug. 1. John Wesley Moses, of Jerry Street, is … more

BREAKING - Judge: Samuels-Cooper can't be Clarendon coroner, but she can be on the ballot

A ruling has been made in the lawsuit surrounding the election for Clarendon County coroner and whether the Democratic nominee can remain on the ballot based on her qualifications to be a … more

Sumter County woman, 33, charged with falsely collecting payment for rental property

Sumter County Sheriff's Office arrested a 33-year-old woman Monday for allegedly falsely collecting payment for property she claimed to own. Meredith Sloan West, of Allen Drive, is accused of taking … more

16 officers, 1 cause: Sumter law enforcement agencies saturate U.S. 378 on Saturday to keep roads safe

Any seemingly simple traffic stop can escalate in moments. Deputies in Sumter County were reminded of that on Saturday. A man who tried to escape from getting pulled over on U.S. 378 remained in life-threatening, critical condition in the … more

2 teens charged in 3 teens' kidnapping in Sumter

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of three teens early Wednesday morning. Tyrese Rose-Frierson, 18, has been charged with three counts each of attempted murder, kidnapping and armed robbery and one count each of … more

3 suspects kidnap 3 teenagers at gunpoint

Three teenagers escaped their kidnappers early Wednesday morning after they were held at gunpoint and forced to take their clothes off and get into the trunk. A 911 call came in just before 2 a.m. that three boys - two 16-year-olds and one … more
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