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Manning Police Department seeks assistance in identifying robbery suspect

MANNING — Manning Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying a man who walked into the Manning Walmart on Tuesday afternoon, grabbed a cash register drawer and fled the store in 10 … 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

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

Sumter man, 49, charged with possession of stolen shoes

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 49-year-old man on Saturday for allegedly possessing three pairs of Jordan tennis shoes that were reportedly stolen. Mack Paul, of U.S. 521 South, is … more

Camden man faces 15 to life for Lee County firearm arrest

A 30-year-old Camden man entered a guilty plea in federal court for a firearm charge on Thursday for allegedly possessing a handgun in Lee County in 2017 despite prior felony convictions. Evidence presented at Darrin Paul George's hearing … more

Man charged with attempted murder for causing wreck on Sumter County road

A Sumter County man is facing two counts of attempted murder for allegedly striking a vehicle with his own on Thursday, according to county officials. Leroy Cockerill Jr., 27, is accused of … more

Sumter pizza delivery woman allegedly sexually assaulted during armed robbery by 19-year-old

Sumter Police Department arrested a man alleged to be responsible for a string of targeted armed robberies of pizza delivery drivers after he reportedly robbed and sexually assaulted a female driver … more

19-year-old Sumter man charged for reportedly unwanted sexual act

CHARGES A Dalzell man was arrested on Sept. 14 for reportedly being found in possession of stolen goods and prescription drugs. Eric Fitch Porter, 36, of Red Lane Road, faces charges of possession of a controlled substance and RSG after a Sept. … more

Suspect reportedly shoots Sumter man point blank in stomach

A Sumter man who is a convicted felon has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with an incident that left a victim shot point blank in the stomach. Vito Videll Wright, 42, … 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

Suspect wanted for questioning about church theft

Deputies in Sumter County are searching for a man wanted in connection with a theft from a church on Sunday. The suspect is wanted for questioning after a man drove up to St. Paul AME Church on … 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

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

Bishopville man pleads guilty in cross-country wire fraud case

Six people, including a Bishopville native, entered guilty pleas regarding accusations of mail, wire and bank fraud, according to state law officials. Eric Wilson, 48, of Bishopville, pleaded guilty … more

DUI suspect crashes into SUV in driveway, home

A 24-year-old is facing driving under the influence charges after a vehicle made an uninvited appearance to the front door of a house on Alice Drive. Officers responded to a single-vehicle crash about 3:45 a.m. on Aug. 24 and found a 2007 … more

Suspect arrested for leading Sumter officers on Wednesday morning chase

One man is behind bars and facing multiple charges for allegedly stealing a vehicle and crashing it Wednesday morning. Daniel Dale Browder, 38, is accused of stealing a 2005 GMC Canyon from a … more

Auto shop shooting suspect returned to Sumter

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} The man suspected in last weekend’s shooting death at a … more

Sumter County man charged with stealing trailer, cooler

A Sumter County man is facing two charges after he allegedly planned and followed through with the theft of a trailer and cooler in July.  Joseph M. Streath, 29, of Ithaca Drive, is charged with … more

3 Sumterites, 1 Gable man convicted of insurance fraud

FROM STAFF REPORTS Three Sumterites and one man from Gable entered guilty pleas on Sept. 5 on insurance fraud charges according to a news release from South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson. Heaven Fran'Tesha Kieonna Johnson, 19, and … 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
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