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2 arrested for gunfire incidents in south Sumter

Two men were arrested Wednesday morning in connection to a series of incidents involving gunfire in the Cedar Avenue, Webb Street and Flamingo Road areas, according to officials. Quintez Latroy … more

Sumter man with previous felonies sentenced to 20 years for drugs, firearms

A Sumter man has been sentenced to almost 20 years for firearms and drug convictions. Leandre “Bubba” Budden, 35, faces 235 months of incarceration because of his conviction for … more

Man caught on camera in auto dealership vehicle thefts from Sumter, Beaufort, Jasper counties

Sumter County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in identifying a man accused of stealing at least three vehicles from auto dealerships in Jasper, Sumter and Beaufort counties.  An … more

Lee prison nurse arrested after contraband found

South Carolina Department of Corrections Police Services has charged another corrections facility employee, this time at Lee Correctional Institution, for allegedly bringing contraband into the state prison on Tuesday. Patricia M. Montgomery, … more

Man charged after 1-year-old suffers burns

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Sumter man was arrested Tuesday and charged with unlawful neglect of a child after a baby in his care suffered third-degree burns. Kevon Hayward, 26, of Babette Road, was reportedly watching the 1-year-old child on April … more

Dalzell man arrested on child pornography charges

A 43-year-old Dalzell man has been arrested on child pornography charges according to a news release from S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson. Chad Everett McCollam was arrested on Monday and … more

Turbeville correctional officer charged with bribery, contraband

A Turbeville Correctional Institution officer faces three charges, including bribery, for allegedly attempting to deliver a cellphone and cellphone charger to an inmate in exchange for $700 on Saturday. Kyontae Ty' Tiauna Moni Stroman, of … more

Suspect reportedly left behind more than he took

Not only did this suspect leave behind his fingerprint at a crime scene, but he also left behind his jacket. Better than that, it had his name on it. According to a news release from Deputy Ken … more

Deputies investigating rash of Sumter vehicle break-ins

Sumter County Sheriff's Office is investigating several vehicle break-ins that have taken place in and near the Twin Lakes area according to a news release from the department. And recent rainy … more

3 teens arrested in Dalzell pizza delivery vehicle carjacking from neighbor's residence

Three teenagers, the youngest being 14, were arrested in connection with the carjacking of a pizza delivery driver's vehicle from the street in Dalzell where one of the suspects lives. After one … more

Car stolen during pizza delivery, 3 male suspects sought

Sumter County Sheriff's Office is seeking information about three male suspects who allegedly stole a pizza delivery vehicle and threatened to kill the driver during a delivery in Dalzell on Tuesday afternoon. The delivery driver took the pizza … more

Sumter native wanted in killing of Horry County man

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of two homicide suspects, one of whom is a Sumter native, for the death of an Horry County man and the injury of another … more

Woman arrested after gun pointed at teen

A Sumter County woman faces charges after an incident involved a handgun being pointed at a teenager. Ebone Elecia Clark-Bell, 35, of Somerset Drive off Mason Road between Broad Street and U.S. 521, was arrested on Monday for allegedly pointing a … more

Sumter man faces new drug charges while out on bond

A Sumter man who was out on bond after being arrested twice in the last six months is back behind bars on two handfuls of drugs charges. Jaquan Johnman Wells, 21, of Poinsett Drive, was taken into … more

20-year-old pleads guilty to staged car crash, fake $10K insurance claim

A Sumter County man pleaded guilty to defrauding Geico insurance company out of more than $10,000 by staging a car crash and letting someone else pretend to be him during the claim. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the May 16 … more

Suspect takes deputies on lengthy high speed chase behind Sumter High School

Seizing multiple grams of drugs and chasing suspects for miles are just a few of the things law enforcement officers in Sumter demonstrated is in their job description this week. As National … more
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