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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

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
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