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Bond denied for Mayesville man accused of armed robbery

Bond was denied for Chauncey Antonio Wright, 23 — charged with armed robbery for allegedly taking money from The Station convenience store in Mayesville and attacking the clerk on Friday … more

Deputies need help to ID Mayesville robbery suspect

Authorities need the public's help in identifying a suspect in an armed robbery of a Mayesville store from Friday night. According to a Sumter County Sheriff's Office news release, deputies responded about 8:35 p.m. Friday to an armed robbery at … more

Bars behind bars: Lee Correctional Institution inmates, Carnegie Hall musicians partner to create, perform 90-minute musical

Within walls wired with razor-sharp coils, a group of men dressed in prison tan gathered, organized, rehearsed with one goal. They would be heard. Inmates held in their hands something they chose to help get their message out. Some items were … more

No spring break for Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center students working toward GED

While other students enjoyed a week away from school, GED and WorkKeys students at Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center remained in the classroom to further their plans for self-improvement. Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis re-implemented the … more

Sumter man charged with attempted murder for attacking ex-girlfriend, firing shots into home

Three suspects were arrested at a motel in Sumter on Tuesday after deputies were led there in search of a man who was wanted for attempted murder for attacking his ex-girlfriend. Travis Javez … more

Sumter man pleads to distributing child porn

A 46-year-old Sumter man pleaded guilty on Monday to distributing child pornography images that were shared online between states and internationally. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement noticed that Marlin Russell Derk posted child … more

Sumter sheriff's office seeks help ID'ing armed robbery suspect

Sumter County Sheriff's Office is seeking the identity of a man who robbed Young's Convenience Store, in the 3000 block of U.S. 15 South, and verbally threatened the life of the clerk about 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday. A report states the suspect - a … more

Behind bars but building a future: GED, other programs at Sumter jail aim to reduce recidivism

Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center is partnering with local agencies and businesses to offer GED, Work- Keys, carpentry and other programs to inmates in an attempt to reduce … more

Man faces DUI, drug charges after crashing car into Sumter home

A 23-year-old Sumter man faces charges after the car he was driving crashed into a Wise Drive home Friday night, according to police. Joseph Carter Outlaw, 23, of 4267 N. Lake Cherryvale Drive, was charged with driving under the influence, … more

2 Sumter residents ID’d as suspects in mail, package thefts

Two Sumter County residents have been identified as suspects in recent thefts of packages and mail from other homes, officials say. Sumter detectives and U.S. Postal Service agents are looking for … more

Wanted Sumter man found hiding in attic after fleeing traffic stop

A Sumter man who was wanted by the South Carolina Probation, Parole and Pardon Service was arrested on Monday when he was found hiding in his attic after fleeing from a traffic stop. Demetrius Johnson, 32, faces charges of failure to stop for … more

Video footage shows suspects stealing truck in Sumter County

Two suspects are being sought in connection with video surveillance footage that shows a vehicle being broken into and stolen in northern Sumter County early Monday morning. Sumter County … more

Sumter Police: Hit-and-run suspect in custody

The suspect in a hit-and-run wreck with a school bus that sent dozens to a hospital on Monday has been identified. According to a news release from Sumter Police Department, 35-year-old Marcus … more

Shaw Air Force Base airman shot at event

A 22-year-old airman stationed at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter was one of three people who were shot in Columbia's Five Points early Sunday. Airman 1st Class Anfernee Kirkland, an armament technician assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance … more

Sumter School District bus crash sends 36 to Tuomey

The driver of a dark-colored car who fled the scene after rear-ending a Sumter School District bus Monday morning on Pinewood Road is wanted by the police department in connection to the crash that sent 35 students and the bus driver to Palmetto … more

Sumter County Sheriff's Office now assisting in Rembert hit-and-run cases

Sumter County Sheriff's Office is assisting South Carolina Highway Patrol in the investigation of three fatal hit-and-runs in Rembert, the oldest having occurred in 2015, and officials are asking the public to provide any information they may have … more

Sumter native Finney running for 3rd term as solicitor

Ernest "Chip" Finney III, Third Circuit solicitor, is running for re-election after serving two consecutive terms in office. A Sumter native, Finney, 61, has been a member of the South Carolina Bar since 1981 and has practiced law in the Midlands … more

Children find skeletal remains in Sumter woods

An autopsy to identify skeletal remains discovered in a wooded area off a dirt road near Dillon Park and Crystal Lakes Golf Course on Sunday could turn out to be related to a local missing … more

Troopers investigate 3 hit-and-runs in Rembert

South Carolina Highway Patrol is seeking information that could lead to arrests involving three fatal hit-and-runs in an 8-mile area in Rembert in 2015, 2017 and 2018. - Elizabeth Lewis, 53, was struck by a vehicle while lying in the roadway on … more

3rd suspect arrested in shooting of Sumter 7-year-old

The third of three suspects wanted in connection with what is now being described as a drive-by shooting of a 7-year-old Sumter boy has been arrested. An anonymous tipster told authorities where Rodney Jermaine Burgess, 33, was hiding after … more
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