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Sumter County investigators seek information on non-fatal shooting incident

Sumter County investigators are seeking information about a non-fatal shooting incident that occurred in the 5800 block of Tillman Nursery Road in Wedgefield on June 9. The attached video link … more

Sumter officers seek help locating 27-year-old suspect

The Sumter Police Department seeks help locating a suspect.  Stephanie Brianna Lee Bradley, 27, of Carolina Avenue is wanted after she pointed a handgun at a woman and threatened to kill her, … more

Sumter officers make drug arrest, ending months-long investigation

Following a several months-long investigation, a Sumter man is being held on a $250,000 surety bond after the Sumter Police Department arrested him on drug charges Thursday. Nicholas Keith … more

Sumter officers search for 16-year-old runaway

The Sumter Police Department is asking for help to locate a 16-year-old runaway. Brianna Simone West left her Ginhouse Drive home at about 7 p.m. on May 5.  Officers believe West left the … more

Sumter deputies make 2 burglary arrests

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office provided the following arrests that consist of two separate burglary incidents that occured on June 12 and March 26.  The following subject was … more

Sumter officers seek help identifying suspects involved in breaking into dropboxes

Sumter Police Department needs help identifying individuals involved in breaking into dropboxes at local apartment complexes and taking rent payments.If you recognize them, please contact the Sumter … more

Crime reports: physical altercation leads to firearm being used, man neglects dog

A Sumter man and woman were arrested in separate incidents earlier this month according to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.  The following reports were provided by the … more

Sumter man charged after firing handgun in city limits

A Sumter man was arrested on Saturday following multiple reports of gunfire in the Terry Road and Lower Lake Drive area in the past couple.  Nicholas Keith Scudder, 23, of Daufuskie Road, was … more

9 arrested after Wednesday curfew in Sumter charged for "effort to incite unrest, violence against law enforcement"

Sumter police made nine arrests Wednesday night after the city’s curfew was put into place. All the people arrested were reportedly within one group that has been trying to “disrupt … more

Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis makes a statement in response to the death of George Floyd

Law enforcement officers exist to provide accountability. We must live by the same rules we enforce. Further, we, as law enforcement leaders, must be willing to acknowledge, challenge and stand … more

Separate stops on I-95, Sumter motel results in over $160K, thousands of grams of drugs seized

Sumter County deputies seized more than $160,000 and thousands of grams of drugs in just two days of normal operation on May 16 and May 19.  In total, deputies seized 3,657.735 grams of … more

Family of slain Sumter teen wants public's help in solving shooting case

Antwan Dukes would have turned 18 years old today and graduated from Sumter High School next weekend, but his life was cut short on Jan. 20. Dukes was found dead in front of an abandoned residence … more

Sumter County Sheriff's Office makes 4 separate arrests for assault, domestic violence, burglary

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office provided the following arrests that were made between May 15 and May 22.  MAY 15 The following subject was arrested on May 15, pursuant to a warrant … more

Victim's brother, 2 others arrested after woman killed by vehicle during fight

Three Sumter residents have been arrested in connection to a dispute on April 28 that led to 30-year-old Erica Singletary of Sumter being struck and killed by a vehicle. According to Tonyia … more

Two-vehicle wreck resulted in 1 fatality in Lee County

A two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of U.S. 441 and Green Lane in Lee County resulted in one fatality on May 15.  At about 2:45 p.m., a 2004 Dodge truck was traveling south on U.S. 441 … more

Sumter woman turns self in for shooting incident

The Sumter Police Department seeks help locating a suspect involved in a shooting incident today.Ashley Breonna Rose, 20, of 735 Flamingo Road, was identified as a suspect in a shooting incident at … more

Sumter man in custody after neglect, theft of family's dog

A Sumter man was arrested for the neglect and theft of a dog that was returned to its family almost a year after it was reported stolen. Shawn Edward Prescott, 43, of Griffin Lane, was charged with … more

Sumter pedestrian hit by vehicle at scene of gas station shooting

A Sumter man was arrested after hitting a pedestrian at the A&P Coastal Mart on Boulevard Road and failing to stop for a blue light during a chase Monday. A Sumter Police Department report states the incident began about 5 p.m. when an officer … more

Sumter deputies seized various drugs during search warrant

Sumter County investigators seized marijuana, fentanyl, methamphetamine and other drugs, as well as firearms, during the execution of a search warrant at a Jerry Street residence on … more

Suspect arrested in fatal Sumter gas station shooting

A Sumter man has been arrested in connection to the shooting death of a man in a gas station parking lot Friday. Rashad Montrell Harvin turned himself in and is being held at the Sumter County … more
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