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Johnson to stand trial in death of Sumter mother, missing 5-year-old girl

A judge ruled there is probable cause in the case against the man accused of murder in the death of a Sumter mother and her still-missing 5-year-old daughter. Daunte Johnson’s case will be … more

These are the homicides that have occurred in Sumter County as of Sept. 18, 2019

The Sumter County Coroner's Office has investigated 11 homicides in 2019 so far, including nine since July. Here is a summary of events: Raphel Heywood Bostic, 29, of Columbia: He was found dead on Feb. 16 after railway workers discovered his … more

2nd victim in gang-related Cherryvale shooting dies

The Sumter County sheriff said he asked the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Gang Task Force to help investigate after two Sumter residents were killed Wednesday in Cherryvale. Sheriff Anthony … more

Wanted North Carolina man flees Sumter officers

The Sumter Police Department reported to a dispute between a man and woman before the man fled from officers on Tuesday. Officers talked with the couple, who were walking along McCray’s Mill … more

19-year-old killed, another injured in suspected gang-related Cherryvale shooting

A teenager from Sumter was killed and another person injured early Wednesday in a shooting in Cherryvale. Christopher Thompson, 19, of Santee Drive, was found dead at the scene when the Sumter … more

Man injured in Sumter gang-related gas station shooting charged with murder

One of three men injured during a gang-related shooting on Sept. 9 at the Hop In (Sunoco) convenience store was charged with murder and taken into custody on Tuesday. Diontrae Epps, 26, of South … more

Vehicle pulled from Sparkleberry Landing, no body found

A vehicle was pulled out of the water at Sparkleberry's Landing on Friday. Sumter County Sheriff's Office had its dive team search the area Thursday evening and early Friday morning, and no body … more

Missing Sumter girl's blood found in apartment with slain mother

The blood of a missing 5-year-old presumed by authorities to be dead after her mother was found slain in their Lantana Apartments home was collected at the scene.Five warrants obtained by The … more

U.S. Marshals find Sumter mobile home triple shooting suspect in New York City

Nikeen Johnson, 25, who was wanted in connection to an August shooting at a Broad Street mobile home that injured three people including a 7-year-old was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in New … more

Wanted Manning man attempts to flee Sumter County deputies, SLED

A Manning man wanted on an attempted murder charge led Sumter and SLED authorities on a vehicle, then foot chase Thursday. Raiquan York, 21, of Brentview Drive in Manning, has an outstanding … more

2 men with ties to gangs in custody after Sumter killings

Bond was denied Wednesday for two Sumter men who have ties to rival gang activity that led to a shooting that left two dead and at least three injured early Sunday.Ellquin Carban Williams, 18, was … more

Summerton man shoots at SWAT before killing himself

SANTEE - A two-hour standoff between a Summerton man and a Santee SWAT team ended Friday with the man shooting a deputy before fatally shooting himself. The Orangeburg County Coroner's Office identified the man as Sumter native Stacy Pritchard, … more

Sumter mobile home triple shooting suspect remains at large

Three and a half weeks after three family members were shot in their home, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to search for one of two suspects.Two 25-year-old cousins, Nikeen … more

Sumter man reportedly takes money to repair truck but strips it instead

A 24-year-old man was arrested after reportedly taking money to make repairs on a truck that he never rendered. Dalton Chase Hall was charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent, according to the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. Hall is … more

Police: Rival gangs, rap video led to Broad Street gas station double homicide

Police are saying gang activity and a rap video called “Boost The Murder Rate” led to a shooting at a Sumter gas station that left two dead and at least three injured early Sunday. Three … more

2 killed, 3 wounded in late night shooting at Broad Street convenience store in Sumter

Two Sumter men were killed and three others wounded in a late night shooting at a Broad Street convenience store in Sumter. Sumter Police Department officers responded to the Hop In, 1083 Broad … more

Waiting for justice: S.C. suspects walk free, victims including Sumter man face trauma due to DNA backlog

Steve Nelson walked up to the house on South Washington Street in Sumter and rang the doorbell to deliver a pizza. The 46-year-old Papa John's delivery driver had been to the home several times before. But no one answered the door that night in … more

Rembert man charged in separate violent incidents

A Rembert man was arrested Thursday on six warrants relating to three separate incidents spanning two years and ranging from attempted murder to domestic violence to malicious injury to property. Treman Antonio Dennis, 34, of TB Wright Road, is … more

Sumter man convicted of a violent felony charged with stolen vehicle, possession of a firearm

A 35-year-old man was arrested on Thursday on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent felony. According to the Sumter County Sheriff's Office, Reginald Lashawn Barno is accused of … more

2 charged after pawning stolen goods at Liberty Street shop

Two men have been charged with receiving stolen goods in separate incidents in Sumter County. Marcus Montrell Garner, 32, reportedly had a Vizio 32-inch smart TV that had been stolen and valued at about $700 along with a Toshiba 50-inch smart TV … more
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