Elgin Police Department (EPD) officers arrested a 37-year-old Elgin man on several charges after responding to a fight in progress on the evening of April 3 in the Food Lion parking lot off Main Street. According to an EPD report, officers charged the man with third-degree assault, public disorderly conduct and intimidation/threatening the life of a public official.
A Lugoff woman and her brother from California died as a result of gunshot wounds to the head Thursday afternoon. Kershaw County Coroner David West identified the victims as Maliaka Truesdale, 36, who was living in the Bridle Ridge Apartments No. 307, 40 Boulware Drive, in Lugoff; and her brother, 38-year-old Hannasan McGhie, of Los Angeles, Calif. West said McGhie was visiting his sister. Both died of gunshot wounds to the head.
The Camden Fire Department (CFD) held its first Skills Day for the new Firefighter 1 Applied Technology Education Center (ATEC) program at the CFD's training grounds. Thirteen students from the Firefighter 1 program attended the five-hour class day. Covered subjects ranged from ladder rescues to fire attack and the growth stages of fire. Skills Day was led by ATEC Instructor Jeff Cooper; assistant instructors Chris Tidwell, Chris Jones and Scott Wiles; and members of the CFD.
Two men arrested in June 2015 for the armed robbery of the Sandhills Bank branch in Bethune pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court. According to a press release from U.S. Attorney Beth Drake, Yancey Kevon Wilson and Randy Jones Jr., both 23, pleaded guilty to a variety of charges stemming from the robbery.
Camden Police Department Capt. Lee Boan graduated from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Academy on March 17. Boan studied at the academy for 10 weeks; his coursework covered topics such as legal issues for command-level officers, fitness in law enforcement, public speaking, critical incident leadership in crisis negotiations, essentials for law enforcement executives and a seminar in media and managing law enforcement image.
Lt. Tyrell Cato, who recently earned the professional designation of Certified Jail Officer through the American Jail Association, was recognized by Kershaw County Council for this achievement. Shown from left are Councilman Dennis Arledge, Tynana Cato (daughter), Edericia Cato (wife), Tyonna Cato (daughter), Council Vice Chairman Sammy Tucker, Jr., Lt. Tyrell Cato, Councilman Tom Gardner, KC Detention Center Administrator P.E. Spivey, Councilman Al Bozard, Councilman Jimmy Jones and Councilman Ben Connell.