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18-year-old arrested in connection to runaway Sumter teen girl

The man with whom a 15-year-old girl Sumter ran away last week has been charged in connection to the search for the girl. Michael Trevon King, 18, of Concord Circle, was arrested on Wednesday … more

Cause of death released for 7 inmates killed in Lee Correctional Institution riot

The manner and cause of death for the seven Lee Correctional Institution inmates who were killed during the nation's largest prison riot in a quarter-century has been released. Lee County Coroner … more

Sumter police use Narcan for first time to revive man from heroin overdose

A 24-year-old man was saved from a life-threatening heroin overdose because of the quick action of two residents and a Sumter Police officer equipped with an opioid overdose antidote. Officers … more

Sumter man facing sexual conduct with a minor charges escapes arrest

A Sumter man facing charges of sexual conduct with a minor is wanted after he escaped an attempt to arrest him following a Family Court hearing last week. John Paul Rogers, 38, who sometimes … more

Sumter runaway located, boyfriend facing charges

At least one person will be facing charges now that Zyarriah Myers, 15, who reportedly ran away from home on Wednesday, has been located.Myers' boyfriend, who she was thought to have been with while … more

Stolen property ranges from computers to a pH meter

STOLEN PROPERTY A PlayStation 2 valued at $50 and a Lenovo ThinkPad laptop valued at $800 were reportedly stolen from a residence in Alva Drive in Sumter between 7 p.m. on April 13 and 3:30 p.m. on April 15. A gray-and-white 4-month-old pit … more

Sumter police arrest 3, seize 6,000 heroin injections worth $60,000, other drugs in months-long sting

Three men have been arrested after an investigation that lasted several months, resulting in the seizure of pills and enough heroin to supply an estimated 6,000 injections, officials said. The … more

'I'm sorry to the family': Parents of slain Crestwood High student, suspected shooter devastated at first appearance hearing

Though only one person died during a shooting on Sunday, the lives of six young people will likely be cut short, leaving multiple families grieving. The first appearance hearing for Jaelon Jackson, 21, who is accused of fatally shooting … more

BREAKING: 5 charged in fatal shooting of Crestwood High School's Goodman

Update: According to a news release from Sumter Police Department, shooting suspect Jaelon Jackson is in custody after turning himself into authorities tonight without incident.   Four … more

Guilty pleas for 4 Sumter men in armed robberies, shooting

Four Sumter men who were arrested in December in connection with a string of armed robberies of barbershops and other businesses have pleaded guilty. Chase Bernard Nelson, 20, and Malik Nelson, … more

18-year-old Sumter mother and her newborn son test positive for marijuana

An 18-year-old Sumter woman was arrested after she and her newborn child tested positive for marijuana.\ Jasmine Gazley, who lives in Cherryvale, faces charges of unlawful neglect of a child in … more

Lee Correctional Institution riot is deadliest in nation in 25 years

After three simultaneous, deadly fights in separate dorms at Lee Correctional Institution on Sunday left seven inmates dead and 17 injured, a familiar call for the FCC to block cellphone signals … more

Gas pump skimmer devices found at Sumter businesses

Criminals can be out in the open or more subtle, and the Sumter Police Department is warning residents of a device that may not be obvious that can jeopardize your finances and personal … more

7 inmates killed, 17 injured in multi-housing unit riot at Lee Correctional Institution

State law enforcement is responding to a situation at Lee Correctional Institution Sunday night. Jeff Taillon, communications director for the South Carolina Department of Corrections, said the … more

17-year-old Crestwood High football, baseball player fatally shot near downtown Sumter

Sumter Police Department is investigating the death of a 17-year-old man after he was found with a gunshot wound outside of an apartment complex on Peach Street Sunday afternoon.Sumter County Coroner … more

21-year-old man pleads guilty to insurance fraud

A Sumter man, 21, was sentenced to five years of probation on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to insurance fraud for taking part in an insurance fraud ring and cashing an insurance claim check for approximately $16,500.According to a release from … more

Sumter man charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor

A 47-year-old Sumter man was arrested on Thursday and charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. According to Ken Bell, public information officer with Sumter County Sheriff's … more

Sumter man charged with two counts of sexual assault on minors

Sumter County Sheriff's Office has charged a 34-year-old Sumter man with two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor after it was reported he sexually assaulted two children under the age of … more

Man, 37, charged with sexual assault on 8-year-old girl that spanned two years

A 37-year-old Sumter man was arrested on Wednesday on charges of criminal sexual conduct with a minor after the elementary-aged victim came forward to report the abuse that is thought to have spanned … more

Sumter police looking for man suspected of forging stolen check from daycare break-in

A 22-year-old man is being searched for in connection to a forged stolen check at a local grocery store over the weekend. Tyler Alexander Leach is accused of forging a check stolen from a North … more
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