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Sumter parent charged for assaulting daughter's 7-year-old classmate, two teachers over thrown pencils

A mother has been charged with assault for allegedly striking a 7-year-old girl in the face and pushing two Sumter School District teachers at her daughter's elementary school.  Cheneathia … more

3 wanted in Sunday shooting in Sumter

Sumter Police Department needs the public’s help in locating three of four suspects involved in a shooting this past weekend that left one man injured. One suspect, Willie Terrel Peeples, … more

Sumter woman turns self in after commenting on article about being wanted for boy's shooting on Item's Facebook page

One of the two suspects who had warrants for their arrest in connection with the shooting of a 7-year-old Sumter boy joined a third suspect in jail. Kimberly Denise Burgess, 30, of Sandy Run Drive in Sumter, turned herself in Tuesday morning … more

Dalzell woman arrested in exploitation of an adult

According to a news release from Sumter County Sheriff's Office, 32-year-old Amber Gail Johnson, 7 Lombardi Court, Dalzell, has been charged with exploitation of a vulnerable adult. According to the warrant, between June 1 and Dec. 4, 2017, in … more

1 charged, 2 at large after 7-year-old Sumter boy shot in leg

One woman has been arrested and two suspects remain at large after a 7-year-old boy was shot in the leg during an incident inside a house on Broad Street in Sumter County. The child was reportedly … more

It's been 1 year. Has anyone seen Barbara Nave?

Barbara Nave was last seen in February 2017 at her Tondaleia Drive property. She had just returned to Sumter from Savannah, Georgia, where she celebrated her 80th birthday with family. Reportedly, she last made contact with other people on Feb. 9 … more

Men arrested after wrong-number text to Sumter County deputy for marijuana sale

Everyone fears sending those dreaded wrong-numbers texts, but one suspected drug dealer should have double-checked before hitting send to a number he thought was a customer. Wrong number. It was a … more

3 charged in Sumter for multi-state burglary ring

Three South Carolina men were arrested on Interstate 95 in Sumter County in what is being described as a multi-state burglary ring when thousands of dollars in cash, stolen items and burglarizing … more

8 Lakewood High students arrested after fight

Eight Lakewood High School students have been charged with disturbing schools for allegedly taking part in a "large group fight" in the student parking lot last week. The fight, which started … more

Sumter police arrest father, daughter who allegedly attacked 2 others

CHARGES Sumter Police Department arrested three suspects - including a father and daughter - who allegedly attacked two people outside a Broad Street restaurant on Feb. 18. Michael Delorme, 42, his daughter, Makaela Delorme, 19, and Nicholas … more

Inmate who shot deputy in face killed in Lee Correctional Institution

An inmate who was serving 45 years for shooting a sheriff's deputy in the face was killed in a Lee County prison during a fight with another inmate on Thursday, state prison officials said. Robert … more

Crestwood High student specifies teachers, student to kill in anonymous note

Yet another school in Sumter County has been on the receiving end of a rumor, prank or threat of potential violence since a deadly mass shooting at a high school in Florida.An anonymous note was … more

Florence man, 63, arrested for attacking girlfriend over incident from decades ago

A Florence County man, 63, was arrested by Sumter County deputies after he allegedly attacked his live-in girlfriend over an issue that happened decades earlier while on their way home from Columbia on Friday. John W. DeWitt Jr. is charged with … more

POLICE BLOTTER: 19-year-old Sumter man charged with sexual conduct with 15-year-old

CHARGES Jordan R. Cauthen, 19, of Curtiswood Drive, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor for allegedly engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old female at a location on Shallowford … more

2 charged in death of Sumter man, 1 other in N.C.

Two suspects who were wanted in the fatal shooting of a Sumter County man and two others in North Carolina have been arrested after one was located on the East Carolina University campus in Greenville with a concealed weapon. Shonquez Robinson … more

13-year-old girl threatens to 'shoot' Chestnut Oaks Middle 'down'

A 13-year-old student reportedly threatened to carry out a shooting at Chestnut Oaks Middle School in Sumter County, officials said. The girl will be petitioned to a Family Court for disturbing … more

Sumter man charged with involuntary manslaughter in Sunday shooting

Sumter Police Department is investigating the death of a Sumter man who died of an apparent gunshot wound this morning at Palmetto Health Tuomey. Sumter County Sheriff's Office announced the death … more

Sumter police search for suspect in armed robbery of pizza delivery man

Sumter Police Department is still looking for a man suspected of robbing a pizza delivery man at gunpoint in the parking lot of Miller Arms Apartments on Feb. 10. The suspect - a black man with long, dark-colored dreadlocks, according to a … more

Two Sumter teens, two Camden men charged for vehicle break-ins

A phone call on Tuesday morning reporting a suspicious vehicle led to the arrest of two Sumter and two Camden men, including two teens, suspected of breaking into vehicles in the Idlewild subdivision … more

Manning man charged in fatal Saturday DUI

MANNING - A 62-year-old Manning man has been arrested on two felony charges after a wreck shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday that resulted in the death of a 77-year-old Manning man. Anthony Lamonth … more
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