Aug 20, 2019

Found Property

​It is very common for deputies to come in contact with found property during the course of their duties. By our policy, if a deputy takes possession of the property they are required to submit the property into evidence for safe keeping. After a 90 day period and exhausting all reasonable efforts to ascertain the legal owner of the property the Sheriff’s Office is allowed by State Law to dispose of the property. Anyone can access the list which is located in the news section of the Sheriff’s Office website. Rightful owners may then contact the Evidence and Property Unit (803-313-2102) to describe the item and claim ownership.

Firearms:

Winchester 12 gauge shotgun (pump action), model:  1300

FIE .25 caliber pistol, model:  Titan

RG .22 caliber revolver, model RG14

 

Miscellaneous Property:

SentrySafe floor safe with combination lock

Small amount of US Currency found in Indian Land

Black SOG brand folding knife

Small amount of US currency found in Lancaster

Black handbag, pink wallet, and small amount of US currency

Black ZTE model Z982 cell phone

Small black sentry safe

Small amount of US currency found on the east side of the county 

Skilsaw professional drive saw

Genesis brand boys bicycle, blue w/ black trim 

Apr 02, 2019

Found Property

It is very common for deputies to come in contact with found property during the course of their duties. By our policy, if a deputy takes possession of the property they are required to submit the property into evidence for safe keeping. After a 90 day period and exhausting all reasonable efforts to ascertain the legal owner of the property the Sheriff’s Office is allowed by State Law to dispose of the property. Anyone can access the list which is located in the news section of the Sheriff’s Office website. Rightful owners may then contact the Evidence and Property Unit (803-313-2102) to describe the item and claim ownership.

Firearms:

Winchester 12 gauge shotgun (pump action), model:  1300

FIE .25 caliber pistol, model:  Titan

RG .22 caliber revolver, model RG14

 

Miscellaneous Property:

Samsung 32inch TV, model UN32M4500AF

Samsung 32inch TV, model LN-T3242H

Hisense 50inch TV, model 50RGE

Vizio 65inch

ONN TV 43in, model ONC18TV001

Sceptre TV 32in, model E32

 

Thirty-one brand brown corduroy bag w/ small amount of money, clothing items, toiletry items and health and beauty items

 

Red iPhone 8 plus w/ multicolored case 

Brown fabric women’s purse

Feb 05, 2019

Found Property

It is very common for deputies to come in contact with found property during the course of their duties. By our policy, if a deputy takes possession of the property they are required to submit the property into evidence for safe keeping. After a 90 day period and exhausting all reasonable efforts to ascertain the legal owner of the property the Sheriff’s Office is allowed by State Law to dispose of the property. Anyone can access the list which is located in the news section of the Sheriff’s Office website. Rightful owners may then contact the Evidence and Property Unit (803-313-2102) to describe the item and claim ownership.

Miscellaneous Property:

  • Red Three-tier tool box with tools, bucket, hatchet

  • Rifle bolt

  • Cobalt Floor Safe

  • Campbell Hausfeld air compressor and Poulan chainsaw

  • White purse with silver and white shoulder strap

  • AR conversion magazine

  • Sandals, key, small amount of US Currency

Firearms:

  • Clerke .32 caliber revolver

  • Bryco Arms .22 caliber pistol, model Jennings J-22 

  • Taurus .380 caliber pistol, model PT738 TCP

  • Marlin .22 Caliber rifle, model 60

  • Taurus .38 revolver, model 605

  • Winchester 12 gauge shotgun Model 1300

  • FIE .25 Caliber Pistol: Titan model

  • Ruger .22 caliber revolver, Model RG14

Nov 09, 2018

Officer of the Year Award – Major Matt Shaw

Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Major Matt Shaw was named the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association Officer of the Year at the Awards and Installation Banquet of the association’s annual conference in Myrtle Beach Thursday night, November 6, 2018. The award is annually given to a single officer statewide in recognition of his or her accomplishments and contributions to an agency that improve the quality of life for the citizens of the community.

Major Shaw joined the sheriff’s office in 2001 as a patrol deputy and quickly moved up to patrol sergeant, where he excelled as a first-line supervisor and a mentor to deputies on his shift. He became the agency’s training officer in 2009, revamped the training curriculum, and made the sheriff’s office training program a statewide model. He was named Training Officer of the Year by his peers of the South Carolina Training Officers’ Association in 2010. During agency reorganization under newly elected Sheriff Barry S. Faile, Major Shaw realigned the agency’s professional standards program with an emphasis on attracting higher quality applicants and maintaining accreditation standards. In 2010 Major Shaw was promoted to Lieutenant of Support Services and also assumed responsibilities for records management.

In 2011 Major Shaw was promoted to Chief Deputy as second-in-command. He is at the forefront of all activities of the agency and knows the minute functions of every division of the department. He conducted a thorough review of the operations of the Lancaster County Detention Center in 2015 and oversaw the implementation of the use of body-worn cameras by deputies in 2016. He has also spearheaded other technology innovations at the sheriff’s office including programs to evaluate employees, manage extra duty employment, train on the use of force with an electronic simulator, and manage inventory. Major Shaw is also the driving force behind the agency’s participation in South Carolina Special Olympics events including Cops on Top and the local and state Law Enforcement Torch Runs. Sheriff’s office volunteers assisted the organizers of the local Special Olympics Games held for the first time in Lancaster County this year. Under his leadership the sheriff’s office raised over $20,000 for Special Olympics during 2017 and 2018.

Attached is a photograph of Major Shaw accepting the award. Shown left to right are SCLEOA President John E. “JJ” Jones of the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, SCLEOA Executive Director Ryan Alpin, Shaw, and Tony Elliott of SCANA.

Sheriff Faile nominated Major Shaw for the honor and said, “When the position of Chief Deputy came open, I did not hesitate to move Matt into the slot. He has a ‘take charge’ personality and is a born leader. He serves this agency with 100% dedication. He is here early, leaves late, and responds to major incidents. He sets the pace for our employees. I have never hesitated to leave him in charge when I am away, and he has my complete trust in his judgment.”

Oct 26, 2018

Strom Thurmond Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement

Lancaster County Sheriff Barry S. Faile was presented the 2018 Strom Thurmond Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement by United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon Friday, October 26, 2018, during a luncheon at the Fort Jackson Officers’ Club in Columbia. The award was presented on behalf of the United States Attorney’s Office Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association, and the Strom Thurmond Foundation. The awards were established in 1983 by the late Senator Strom Thurmond and are presented each year to a city, county, state, and federal law enforcement officer who has demonstrated the highest ideals of excellence in professional law enforcement.

Sheriff Faile began his career in law enforcement almost three decades ago when he became a deputy at the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. He worked his way through the ranks as a criminal investigator, a narcotics investigator, commander of the Multijurisdictional Drug Task Force, patrol captain, and chief deputy before being elected sheriff in 2009. He was named Sheriff of the Year by the South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association earlier this year and is 1st vice president of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association. He is immediate past president of the South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association.

Sheriff Faile’s nomination cited a long list of firsts in the history of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office since his election which have improved the delivery of law enforcement services to the citizens of the county. The sheriff’s office was accredited by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Accreditation Coalition in 2011 and by the national Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies in 2013. Grants totaling over $5 million have funded many projects including special units focused on traffic law enforcement, driving under the influence, sexual assault, domestic violence, and opioid abuse. Sheriff Faile has employed cutting edge technology throughout the sheriff’s office. Deputies have computers and cameras in their patrol vehicles and body-worn cameras on their uniforms. Sheriff Faile hired a crime analyst, and a computer based crime mapping program, Crime TRAC, creates statistical and mapping data that is reviewed by supervisors in bi-weekly meetings to note crime trends and formulate strategies to combat them. Bond hearings are conducted by video conference between the detention center and the courts. The sheriff’s office and all emergency responders in the county now use a new 800 mhz radio system. Through business partnerships, Sheriff Faile installed a use of force simulator in the training facility on 15th Street. The training center is a city-county partnership which attracts police, fire, and emergency medical services personnel from throughout the state and beyond.

Other specialized units within the sheriff’s office include a professional standards unit, a crime scene team with four nationally certified crime scene investigators, a Special Weapons and Tactics Team, and a crowd control team. Sheriff Faile revamped the hiring process at the sheriff’s office to ensure the best qualified candidates become deputies. The process includes a physical fitness test and psychological and polygraph examinations. He implemented a salary career ladder to provide incentives to his officers and increase retention rates.

Community services include crime prevention and crime watch programs. The crime watch program expanded from 12 to 37 communities in two years under Sheriff Faile’s direction. A new senior services program was launched this year. Sheriff’s office employees regularly participate in South Carolina Special Olympics events and raised over $20,000 for the organization in 2017 and 2018. Sheriff Faile and the department support and participate in programs sponsored by the Lancaster County Coalition for Healthy Youth and Promise Neighborhood. An active group of citizen volunteers regularly assist with administrative functions at the sheriff’s office.

Attached is a photograph of Sheriff Faile (second from right) accepting the award with (left to right) Second Judicial Circuit Solicitor Strom Thurmond, Jr., United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon, and United States Associate Deputy Attorney General Steven H. Cook.

In accepting this award, Sheriff Faile said he is proud of his accomplishments as sheriff but credited his command staff, officers, and civilian employees with the milestones reached and the continued success of the department. “I am humbled and honored by this recognition,” said Sheriff Faile. “When I was elected sheriff in 2009 I had a vision for this department. I wanted to make it the best sheriff’s office in the state. When I look at all the accomplishments we have made, I realize they are a direct reflection of the hard work all members of this agency do day in and day out. The employees of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office are the backbone of this agency. I could not have a better group of employees to lead. Their efforts are making my vision for the agency a reality.”

Oct 18, 2018

Found Property

It is very common for deputies to come in contact with found property during the course of their duties. By our policy, if a deputy takes possession of the property they are required to submit the property into evidence for safe keeping. After a 90 day period and exhausting all reasonable efforts to ascertain the legal owner of the property the Sheriff’s Office is allowed by State Law to dispose of the property. Anyone can access the list which is located in the news section of the Sheriff’s Office website. Rightful owners may then contact the Evidence and Property Unit (803-313-2102) to describe the item and claim ownership.

Miscellaneous Property:

  • Bottom portion of handheld radar gun

  • Daisy BB gun and miscellaneous clothing items

  • 19'' RCA TV

  • Apple IPAD

  • Samsung Galaxy cell phone and Iphone

  • US currency found on the West side of the county

  • Black Faberware knife

  • LG Cell Phone

  • Garmin GPS

  • Blue Mongoose Boy's bike

Firearms:

  • Clerke .32 caliber revolver

  • Smith & Wesson .40 caliber pistol Model SD40VE

  • Bryco Arms .22 caliber pistol, model Jennings J-22 

  • Taurus .380 caliber pistol, model PT738 TCP

  • Marlin .22 Caliber rifle, model 60

  • Taurus .38 revolver, model 605

Sep 17, 2018

DUI Enforcement Unit- March-August 2018 Statistics

In 2017 the Sheriff's Office received a grant to create and fund a DUI Enforcement Unit. The grant fully funds 1 Deputy and all of their equipment.  The grant requires that monthly statistics be publicly available.

 

August Statistics:

  • DUI Arrests: 20

  • Drug Arrests: 5

  • Other Criminal Arrests: 19

  • Seatbelt Citations: 37

  • Speed related Citations: 288

  • Other Citations: 222

  • Warnings Issued: 118

  • Public Information Events: 278

Sep 17, 2018

Traffic Safety Unit- March-August 2018 Statistics

In 2016 the Sheriff's Office received a grant to create and Traffic Safety Unit. The grant fully funds 2 Deputies and all of their equipment.  The grant requires that monthly statistics be publicly available.

 

  • DUI Arrests: 7

  • Drug Arrests: 7

  • Other Criminal Arrests: 30

  • Seatbelt Citations: 334

  • Speed related Citations: 302

  • Other Citations: 478

  • Warnings Issued: 821

  • Public Information Events: 7

May 17, 2018

Sheriff Faile Selected as Sheriff of the Year

SOUTH CAROLINA SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION

“Serving the Sheriffs of South Carolina Since 1913”

www.sheriffsc.com

 

112 WESTPARK BOULEVARD, COLUMBIA, SC 29210 (803) 772-1101 FAX (803) 772-1197

 

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release – May 14, 2018 Columbia, SC 

 

The South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association is proud to announce that Sheriff Barry Faile of Lancaster County has been selected as the Association’s 2018 Sheriff of the Year.

 

In order to be eligible for the award, Sheriff Faile had to be nominated by at least one of his fellow sheriffs. Sheriff Faile was actually nominated by the current Sheriff of the Year, Sheriff Phillip Thompson of Horry County and Sheriff Lee Foster of Newberry County, who is also a former Sheriff of the Year award winner. In nominating Faile, Thompson and Foster said, “Since elected, Sheriff Faile has been an advocate for the Sheriffs ‘Association and works tirelessly to promote the Association in a positive light across the state. Sheriff Faile’s life and career has centered on serving others and is certainly worthy of recognition as Sheriff of the Year.”

 

Sheriff Faile began his career at the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office in 1989 as a patrol deputy. Since that time he has worked his way through the ranks as a Patrol Deputy, Criminal Investigator, Narcotics Investigator, Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force Commander, Patrol Captain, and Chief Deputy. Sheriff Faile began his first term as Sheriff in 2009 and has excelled in his duties for the last nine years. Sheriff Faile’s leadership and guidance has made it possible for the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office to become one the top law enforcement agencies in the state.

 

Sheriff Faile hired a certified Crime Analyst and began to implement “CrimeTRAC” which is a problem oriented policing strategy based on the NYPD’s COMPSTAT model. He reorganized the agency to divide the County into different districts. He appointed District Commanders who are responsible for crime reduction activities within their district. Since the first year of “CrimeTRAC” there has been a tremendous reduction in crime as seen by the following statistics.

 

  •  2016 to 2017 Violent crime down 6.4%

  •  2016 to 2017 Property crime down 5.8%

  •  2015 to 2017 Violent crime down 18.6%

  •  2015 to 2017 Property crime down 18.9%

  •  2016 to 2017 Drug Arrest charges have increased by 12%

 

Additionally, Sheriff Faile is committed to improving the quality of life for Lancaster County citizens. The Crime Prevention program and Volunteer program have been revitalized to involve the community. Through crime watch programs, community events, and educational programs, great strides have been made to improve the safety of the community. The Crime Watch program has grown from 12 neighborhoods to 37 in just two years’ time. Sheriff Faile and the Sheriff’s Office are integral parts of Lancaster County’s Coalition for Healthy Youth and the recently established Lancaster Promise Neighborhood, aimed at revitalizing high-crime areas and mentoring high-risk youth. Sheriff Faile encourages deputies to spend time at local schools and to get out of their cars to get to know the neighborhoods. Sheriff Faile and the agency have also become a sponsor for the Special Olympics and been successful in raising over $10,000 for the organization in 2017.

 

The Sheriffs’ Association’s Sheriff of the Year Award will be presented to Sheriff Faile at the Association’s Annual Conference, which will be held in Myrtle Beach in July. In celebration of Sheriff Faile receiving this esteemed award, Moseley Architects, a longtime supporter of the SC Sheriffs’ Association, will present Sheriff Faile with a check for $1,000 for the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. Todd Davis, a representative for Moseley Architects, said, “Moseley Architects loves to see law enforcement agencies have positive impacts in their communities. It is clear that Sheriff Faile and the entire Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office have done a remarkable job and deserve to be rewarded for their efforts.” Davis went on to say, “We hope Sheriff Faile can use this donation to further implement his vision for the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. It is our belief that this award will yield greater things, not only for the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, but also for the citizens of Lancaster County.”

Should you have any questions or need further information, please contact Jarrod Bruder, Executive Director of the SC Sheriffs’ Association, by phone at (803) 360-1356 or by email at jbruder@sheriffsc.com. Congratulations Sheriff Faile!

May 11, 2018

Found Property

It is very common for deputies to come in contact with found property during the course of their duties. By our policy, if a deputy takes possession of the property they are required to submit the property into evidence for safe keeping. After a 90 day period and exhausting all reasonable efforts to ascertain the legal owner of the property the Sheriff’s Office is allowed by State Law to dispose of the property. Anyone can access the list which is located in the news section of the Sheriff’s Office website. Rightful owners may then contact the Evidence and Property Unit (803-313-2102) to describe the item and claim ownership.

Miscellaneous Property:

  • Shakespeare fishing pole, black handled punch tool and spare tire hood extension Machete in black nylon sheath

  • Key ring w/ car key and house key; found w/ pack of cigarettes

  • Miscellaneous hair care items and hair accessories, bag containing miscellaneous clothing items

  • Set of keys w/ a Honda car key and an “S” key chain 

Firearms:

  • Hi-Point 9mm pistol, model C9

  • J.C. Higgins 12 gauge shotgun

  • 7.65 semi-automatic pistol of unknown make 

  • Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol, model 6906

  • Rossi small caliber handgun

  • Brno 12 gauge double barrel shotgun

  • Garate Anitua and CIA .32 caliber revolver

  • Smith & Wesson .40 caliber pistol SD40VE

Mar 02, 2018

Traffic Safety Unit- Statistics October 2017-February 2018

In 2016 the Sheriff's Office received a grant to create and Traffic Safety Unit. The grant fully funds 2 Deputies and all of their equipment.  The grant requires that monthly statistics be publicly available.

 

August Statistics:

  • DUI Arrests: 5

  • Drug Arrests: 35

  • Other Criminal Arrests: 24

  • Seatbelt Citations: 93

  • Speed related Citations: 291

  • Other Citations: 75

  • Fugitives Arrested: 8

  • Warnings Issued: 277

  • Public Information Events: 3

Mar 02, 2018

DUI Enforcement Statistics October 2017-February 2018

In 2017 the Sheriff's Office received a grant to create and fund a DUI Enforcement Unit. The grant fully funds 1 Deputy and all of their equipment.  The grant requires that monthly statistics be publicly available.

 

August Statistics:

  • DUI Arrests: 7

  • Drug Arrests: 2

  • Other Criminal Arrests: 0

  • Seatbelt Citations: 14

  • Speed related Citations: 20

  • Other Citations: 56

  • Fugitives Arrested: 0

  • Warnings Issued: 118

  • Public Information Events: 0

Dec 30, 2019

Suspect Arrested Following Shooting Incident

Shibree Ikee Truesdale, age 25, of Lancaster, has been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred last week.  At approximately 10:00 p. m. last Thursday, January 25, 2018, deputies of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Springs Memorial Hospital.  A 26-year-old male had been dropped off at the emergency department with apparent gunshot wounds to the lower back and the abdomen.  Deputies and investigators were able to obtain limited information from the victim and the driver of the car but did develop Truesdale as a suspect.  The victim was transferred to another medical facility for additional treatment.  The next day investigators learned that the shooting occurred at a residence on Locustwood Avenue.  A crime scene investigator collected evidence at the scene.  Additional information was obtained from the victim. 

 

Also last Friday investigators received information that Truesdale was at the Carriage Inn at 1100 North Main Street in the City of Lancaster.  Through surveillance and additional investigation, investigators determined the room Truesdale was in and knocked on the door.  An adult female answered the knock, and Truesdale came out of the bathroom and was taken into custody without incident.  Two young children were also in the room.  The room was searched, and approximately 15.5 grams of suspected marijuana in a mason jar was found in the bed.  Digital scales and a plastic straw were also found in the room. 

 

Truesdale was taken to the Lancaster County Detention Center where warrants charging him with Attempted Murder, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Violent Crime, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana were served upon him.  Truesdale appeared before a magistrate Saturday, and bond was denied on all three charges.  A photograph of Truesdale is attached.

 

Sheriff Barry Faile said, “It’s good we found Truesdale so quickly and put him into jail so we can focus our investigative efforts on determining the motive for this shooting and the circumstances under which it occurred.”

 

Anyone with information about this or any other case should call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 803-283-3388 or contact Midlands Crimestoppers in one of the following ways: dial 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372), log onto www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and click on the “Submit a Tip” tab, or download the P3 Tips App for Apple or Android devices.

Dec 06, 2018

Found Property

It is very common for deputies to come in contact with found property during the course of their duties. By our policy, if a deputy takes possession of the property they are required to submit the property into evidence for safe keeping. After a 90 day period and exhausting all reasonable efforts to ascertain the legal owner of the property the Sheriff’s Office is allowed by State Law to dispose of the property. Anyone can access the list which is located in the news section of the Sheriff’s Office website. Rightful owners may then contact the Evidence and Property Unit (803-313-2102) to describe the item and claim ownership.

Firearms:

  • Llama 9mm pistol, model unknown 

  • New England Firearms 20 gauge shotgun, model: Pardner 

  • Hi-Point 9mm pistol, model: C9, 

  • J.C. Higgins 12 gauge shotgun, 

  • 7.65mm semi-automatic pistol of unknown make or model

  • Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol, model 6906 

  • Rossi small caliber revolver

  • Brno 12 gauge double barrel shotgun 

  • Sig Sauer .380 caliber pistol, model P238 

  • Garate Anitua and CIA .32 caliber revolver, model:  Detective

 

Miscellaneous Property:

  • Gray and black cloth wallet with small amount of money 

  • Blue and gray backpack containing clothing items 

  • Silver Iphone w/ black case 

  • Stack-on brand floor safe 

  • Golf bag with golf clubs, tees and balls 

  • Base stand for large Sharp television 

  • American flag found in Kershaw area 

  • Alcatel cellular phone 

  • Pink camouflage wallet 

  • Yellow ring with clear stones

  • Diabetic kit

  • Buick key and key fob

  • Apple iPad 

  • Winchester brand bb gun 

  • Gray lock box

  • Small amount of money from Kershaw area 

  • Black Beverly Hills Polo Club wallet 

  • Black iPhone with case 

 

Bicycles:

  • Black Schwinn Stingray bicycle, "Orange County Choppers" edition 

  • Blue 18 speed Murray Bike 

  • Blue Mongoose, model 90, with green pedals 

  • Blue and red Roadmaster bicycle 

  • Child’s Spiderman bicycle 

Nov 16, 2017

SCLEOA Officer of the Year

Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Bill Murphy has been named Officer of the Year for 2017 by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association (SCLEOA) at its annual training conference in Myrtle Beach on November 7, 2017.  SCLEOA is a professional association of law enforcement officers who have the common goal of advancing and enhancing the law enforcement profession in South Carolina.  It is “the voice of law enforcement in South Carolina since 1941” and has over 7000 members from municipal, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in the state.  The award recognizes Sgt. Murphy for his “outstanding service and dedication to the law enforcement profession in South Carolina.”

 

Sgt. Murphy is a career law enforcement officer with over 27 years of service.  He has served as a patrol deputy and an investigator working narcotics, violent crimes, and gangs.  He has held many supervisory positions.  He currently supervises the Community Services Division which includes the Crime Watch program; school resource officers; litter control; volunteer services; and building, fleet, and equipment maintenance.  Sgt. Murphy expanded the Crime Watch program to cover 37 neighborhoods from only 12 in two years.  He also brought Project Lifesaver to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.  This program allows electronic tracking and location of elderly and otherwise vulnerable adults who become missing.  Sgt. Murphy recruits, trains, and supervises an expanded group of citizen volunteers who contribute hundreds of service hours each year in all divisions of the sheriff’s office.  He also actively participates in the Promise Neighborhood Program of Partners for Youth to clean up and revitalize blighted, high crime areas and steer at-risk youth in the right direction. 

 

In nominating Sgt. Murphy for this honor, Sheriff Barry Faile said, “Bill has retained a remarkable enthusiasm for the law enforcement profession, even after 27 years.  After nearly three decades, he has shown no signs of slowing down.  His connection to the community is stronger than ever and serves as a great example to other members of the organization.  Bill’s experience, dedication, and community-mindedness are highlighting the path for others to follow as we adjust our policing for the 21st Century.”  

Nov 08, 2017

Kershaw Drug Arrests

Ten of 11 people sought from the Kershaw area have been taken into custody by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office on outstanding arrest warrants for drug offenses.  A team consisting of Drug Task Force agents, criminal investigators, and patrol deputies made the arrests beginning at about noon last Thursday, November 2, 2017, and continuing through Saturday.  The arrests are the result of undercover drug transactions.  Those arrested and their charges appear below.  All are from the Kershaw area except Wise, who has a Heath Springs address.

 

Corey Demario Carruthers, age 32

Distribution of Heroin, Distribution of Heroin in Proximity of School or Park

 

Johnny Dwayne Collins, age 52

Distribution of Hydrocodone, Distribution of Heroin

 

At the time of his arrest at his home on 3 Cs Road in Kershaw, Collins was found to be in possession of additional substances suspected to be illegal drugs.  He was also charged with

 

Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin

Possession of Crack Cocaine

Possession of Zubsolv

Zebedee Rote Hughes, age 21

Distribution of Marijuana

 

Shareca Latoya Jones, age 34

Distribution of Crack, Distribution of Crack in Proximity of School or Park

 

Lamarr Delaney Kelly, age 33

Distribution of Cocaine, Distribution of Cocaine in Proximity of School or Park

 

Derrick Lamonz Miller, age 25

Distribution of Heroin, Distribution of Heroin in Proximity of School or Park

 

Kantara Charmaine Sowell, age 23

Distribution of Crack, Distribution of Crack in Proximity of School or Park

 

Dustin Brushawn Walker, age 25

Distribution of Hydrocodone, Distribution of Hydrocodone in Proximity of School or Park

 

Hykeim Malik Williams, age 21

Distribution of Crack, Distribution of Crack in Proximity of School or Park

 

Johnathon Herberty Wise, age 31

Distribution of Crack, Distribution of Crack in Proximity of School or Park

 

One person of the 11 initially sought remains at large.  Gary William Jowers, age 54, is wanted on a warrant charging him with Distribution of Alprazolam.  

 

Two additional men were arrested during the operation.  At approximately 4:00 p. m. Thursday officers went to a home on East 3rd Street in Kershaw to serve the arrest warrants on Hykeim Williams.  As they approached the home a male opened and then quickly shut the door.  Officers were unable to call the occupants out of the home and smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the home.  As a search warrant was being obtained, Damion Jerod Collins, age 19, came out and was detained.  When the search warrant arrived, entry was made into the home.  Williams and Dorian Tyrese Clyburn, age 16, were found in the attic of the home accessible by a ceiling cutout in a closet.  Two bags of suspected heroin were also found in the attic along with digital scales, three handguns – a .357 revolver and two .380 pistols – and two SKS 7.62 rifles.  The firearms were loaded, and assorted ammunition was also recovered.  One of the .380 pistols had been reported stolen, and the serial number had been removed from the .357 revolver.  Williams, Collins, and Clyburn were each charged with

 

Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin

Possession of a Stolen Pistol

Possession of a Pistol with an Obliterated Serial Number.

A photograph of Clyburn is not available.

 

 “This was a very successful operation,” said Sheriff Barry Faile.  “We began last Thursday with drug distribution warrants on 11 people and had ten of them in custody by the weekend.  We also made additional charges against two of the original defendants and arrested two others during the execution of the search warrant springing from the operation.  We seized drugs and five loaded firearms.  This concentrated effort in the Kershaw Community should put folks on notice there that we are watching and will catch up with them.”

 

Anyone with information about this or any other case should call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 803-283-3388 or Midlands Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372) or email www.midlandscrimestoppers.com.

Sep 10, 2017

Drug Arrests - Hunter and Cudd

Two people were arrested late last week and charged with multiple drug and weapons offenses arising from the investigation of a death apparently caused by a drug overdose.  Last Thursday, August 31, 2017, at approximately 6:00 p. m., a deputy of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Springs Memorial Hospital.  A 28-year-old male had been dropped off at the hospital and was deceased from an apparent drug overdose.  The investigation was assigned to the sheriff’s office Drug Task Force, and agents began examining the deceased man’s movements and contacts before he was taken to the hospital.  Friday morning a little before noon agents went to the home of Jimmy Allen Hunter, age 48, at 845 Confederate Avenue.  Tabitha Hinson Cudd, age 28, also of Lancaster, answered the agents’ knock at the door and spoke with them.  The agents smelled the odor of marijuana from inside the home.  After discussing the odor with Cudd, the agents decided to seek a search warrant for the home.  Hunter approached the home from next door.  The home was secured until the search warrant was obtained.

 

During the search agents discovered and seized suspected illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, firearms, and several thousand rounds of ammunition in areas throughout the home including the master bedroom, a safe in the master bedroom, the livingroom, the kitchen, and the bathroom.  Approximately 12 grams of a substance suspected to be crystal methamphetamine; four grams of suspected marijuana; pills suspected to be Alprazolam and Suboxone; and two bottles of testosterone were found.  Three rifles including an AR-15, a 7.62 mm, and a .22 caliber; two 12 gauge shotguns; and a .32 caliber revolver were also removed from the home. 

           

Hunter and Cudd were both taken into custody at the scene and transported to the Lancaster County Detention Center, where warrants were later served upon them.  Both are charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine 10 grams to 28 grams, Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute Alprazolam, Possession of Testosterone, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Violent Crime (Trafficking Methamphetamine).  Hunter is also charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Suboxone.  Bond was denied for both.  Attached are photographs of Hunter and Cudd.

 

“There are dangerous substances of unknown content being bought, sold, and ingested in our county, and they are hurting people,” said Sheriff Barry Faile.  “One overdose is too many, and we are regularly answering overdose calls.  These calls are not routine for us, and we investigate them fully.  We follow the evidence wherever it leads us and will continue to use every resource we have to apprehend drug dealers in our county and see that they are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”       

 

Anyone with information about this or any other case should call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 803-283-3388 or Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372) or email www.crimestopperssc.com.

Sep 08, 2017

Traffic Safety Unit - August 2017 Statistics

In 2016 the Sheriff's Office received a grant to create and fund a Traffic Safety Unit. The grant fully funds two deputies and all of their equipment.  The grant requires that monthly statistics be publicly available.

 

August Statistics:

  • DUI Arrests: 0

  • Drug Arrests: 5

  • Other Criminal Arrests: 2

  • Seatbelt Citations: 34

  • Speed related Citations: 61

  • Other Citations: 36

  • Fugitives Arrested: 0

  • Warnings Issued: 39

  • Public Information Events: 0

Jul 13, 2017

Traffic Safety Unit - June 2017 Statistics

In 2016 the Sheriff's Office received a grant to create and fund a Traffic Safety Unit. The grant fully funds two deputies and all of their equipment. The grant requires that monthly statistics be publicly available.

 

June Statistics:

  • DUI Arrests: 2

  • Drug Arrests: 7

  • Other Criminal Arrests: 9

  • Seatbelt Citations: 31

  • Speed related Citations: 72

  • Other Citations: 69

  • Fugitives Arrested: 3

  • Warnings Issued: 59

  • Public Information Events: 0

Jun 29, 2017

Burglary Arrest

James Matthew Alman, age 48, of Lancaster, has been arrested and charged with two counts of Burglary Second Degree.  A deputy of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Bubbles and Blades at 1310 Great Falls Highway Monday, June 26, 2017, at about 7:40 a. m.  The owner of the business arrived to find a broken window on the side of the business.  Although nothing was missing from the business, suspected blood was found in several areas inside suggesting entry was made and the burglar cut himself going in. 

 

At 9:42 a. m. Monday the same deputy was dispatched to Christian Services at 1227 Great Falls Highway.  A broken window was found on the front of the building.  A ski pick was found near the broken glass and was apparently used to gain entry.  A review of security video indicated that a burglar entered the business Saturday, June 24, at about 10:45 p. m.  A small amount of money, a cell phone, clothes, shoes, and toothpaste were missing from the business.

 

Alman appeared at the Lancaster Police Department Monday and implicated himself in the Christian Services burglary.  A deputy was called and transported Alman to the sheriff’s office, where he was interviewed by investigators.  After the interview, he was arrested for that burglary.  Alman was interviewed again Tuesday concerning the Bubbles and Blades burglary and was charged with it after the interview.  Alman remains in the Lancaster County Detention Center.  Bond was denied by the magistrate.  A photograph of Alman is attached.


Sheriff Barry Faile said, “Although both of these burglaries involved minimal damage and theft, incidents like these create great hardship for business owners.  One of these businesses is a charity.  I am glad we identified Alman quickly and were able to charge him with the burglaries.”

           

Anyone with information about this or any other case should call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 803-283-3388 or Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372) or email www.crimestopperssc.com.

Jun 29, 2017

Burglary Arrest

Jonathan Mark Carter, age 41, of Heath Springs, has been charged with multiple recent property crimes in the Kershaw-Heath Springs area.  He also faces drug charges arising from his arrest Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at his home.

 

On Saturday, June 24, 2017, just before noon, a deputy of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 6511 Beecher Horton Road in Heath Springs.  The homeowner reported that her purse containing her driver’s license, debit cards, and cash was missing from her 2012 Honda Odyssey which had been parked in her yard.  She had noticed headlights in her window about 12:30 a. m.  About 9:30 Sunday morning the owner of Bryan’s Automotive at 1542 Kershaw Country Club Road, Kershaw, checked the business and noticed the front door had been forced open.  He was missing change from a desk and a portable safe containing business documents and cash.  At approximately 3:30 Sunday afternoon a deputy was dispatched to the Country Corner Store at 7162 Flat Rock Road, Kershaw.  The store is not yet open for business.  The owners came to the store and noticed pry marks on the front door.  Entry was not made, and nothing was missing.  Security surveillance footage showed a white male wearing a Coca Cola tank top, a Clemson ball cap, and a long glove on one hand arriving at the store in a dark car at 3:40 a. m. Saturday.  The man remained at the store for approximately ten minutes and is shown attempting to pry open the front door.  Bryan’s Automotive and the Country Corner Store are less than a mile from each other.

 

The Country Corner video contained good facial shots of the suspect, and the sheriff’s office posted them.  A tip came in Monday identifying Carter as the person in the photos.  An investigator was able to corroborate information about Carter that was consistent with the evidence in these cases, and a search warrant was obtained for his home on John Haile Road in Heath Springs and automobiles on the property.  The search warrant was executed yesterday.  The search resulted in the recovery of the Odyssey owner’s stolen purse and driver’s license; the safe, business documents, and cash from Bryan’s Automotive; and clothing items and tools consistent with those shown on the video from the County Corner Store.  The safe had been broken open with a wood splitting maul.  Sheriff’s office drug agents also found suspected crack cocaine and Schedule IV pills prescribed to someone other than Carter.  Carter was present when the search occurred and was taken into custody.

 

Carter is charged with Autobreaking, Burglary Second Degree, Safecracking, and Attempted Burglary Second Degree.  He is also charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Bonds totaling $55,000.00 were set by the magistrate this morning.  As of mid-afternoon today, Carter had not posted bond.  If he does, he will be on house arrest with GPS monitoring.  A photograph of Carter is attached. 

 

 “We encourage citizens to look at our Facebook page and read information we release to the media,” said Sheriff Barry Faile.  “We regularly put out information seeking help from the public with cases we are investigating.  In this case, a tip led us right to Carter’s front door.  We acted quickly, solved several property crimes, recovered stolen property, and put Carter in jail.  We are investigating other incidents in the area to see if Carter had a hand in them.”           

 

 Anyone with information about this or any other case should call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 803-283-3388 or Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372) or email www.crimestopperssc.com.

Jun 14, 2017

Found Property

It is very common for deputies to come in contact with found property during the course of their duties. By our policy, if a deputy takes possession of the property they are required to submit the property into evidence for safe keeping. After a 90 day period and exhausting all reasonable efforts to ascertain the legal owner of the property the Sheriff’s Office is allowed by State Law to dispose of the property. Anyone can access the list which is located in the news section of the Sheriff’s Office website. Rightful owners may then contact the Evidence and Property Unit (803-313-2102) to describe the item and claim ownership.

 

Firearms:

  • Stevens 12 gauge Nitro Special

  • Llama 9mm pistol

 

Miscellaneous Property:

  • Brown bb rifle on unknown make/model  

  • LG 42” plasma television, model 42PN4500-UA 

  • Samsung Galaxy 5S phone  

  • Black box containing batteries  

  • Black ZTE cellular phone w/ TracFone service  

  • Set of dentures (partials)  

  • Pioneer brand car stereo with a CD/DVD player ​

 

Bicycles:

  • Next brand mountain bike, red with black trim

Jun 08, 2017

Traffic Safety Unit - May 2017 Statistics

In 2016 the Sheriff's Office received a grant to create and fund a Traffic Safety Unit. The grant fully funds two deputies and all of their equipment. The grant requires that monthly statistics be publicly available.

 

May Statistics:

  • DUI Arrests: 3

  • Drug Arrests: 14

  • Other Criminal Arrests: 4

  • Seatbelt Citations: 46

  • Speed related Citations: 40

  • Other Citations: 58

  • Fugitives Arrested: 2

  • Warnings Issued: 54

  • Public Information Events: 1

May 24, 2017

Heroin Arrests

Lacey Nicole Ray, age 28, and Robert Lee Miller, age 59, both of Memorial Park Road, Lancaster, were arrested last Thursday, May 18, 2017, and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin.  Agents of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force received information that heroin was present in the apartment shared by Ray and Miller on Memorial Park Road.  A search warrant was obtained, and drug agents and members of the SWAT team made entry into the home early Thursday morning.  Ray and Miller were in bed, and a third person who was not charged was in the kitchen.  All three were detained while the home was searched.  Agents found 3.4 grams of suspected heroin in the bed and $541.00 in Miller’s wallet in the bedroom.  Drug packaging materials were found in the kitchen, and a bottle of Erythromycin prescribed to a person not present in the home was found in Miller’s car on the property. 

 

Ray was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin.  She was also charged with Distribution of Heroin for a transaction that occurred on a date prior to the execution of the search warrant.  Miller was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin and Possession of a Prescription Drug without a Prescription.  Both Ray and Miller were released from the Lancaster County Detention Center May 18.  Ray posted a $25,000.00 surety bond, and Miller posted a $15,000.00 surety bond.  Attached are photographs of Ray and Miller.

 

“This operation was conducted without any complications,” said Sheriff Barry Faile.  “Miller has served time for drug offenses and has a drug indictment pending.  We are a little disappointed he made bond so quickly, but we hope his case makes its way before the court soon.”

 

Anyone with information about this or any other case should call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 803-283-3388 or Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372) or email www.crimestopperssc.com.

May 23, 2017

Crack Cocaine Arrests

Two people were arrested for Trafficking Crack Cocaine late last week.  Agents of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force developed information that crack cocaine was present in the home shared by J. C. Hall, age 78, and Faye Latasha Crawford, age 34, on Steel Hill Road in Van Wyck.  A search warrant was obtained and was executed by task force agents and members of the SWAT team early Friday morning, May 19, 2017.  Hall and Crawford were detained without incident, and the home and Crawford’s automobile were searched.  Agents found approximately 62 grams of suspected crack cocaine in the car and approximately five grams of suspected crack cocaine in the home.  Cash totaling $1,832.00 was seized from the bedroom of the home.

 

Hall and Crawford were both charged with Trafficking Crack Cocaine 28-100 Grams.  Hall was also charged with Distribution of Crack Cocaine for a sale that occurred on a date prior to the execution of the search warrant.  Both remain in the Lancaster County Detention Center after the magistrate denied bond.  Photographs of Hall and Crawford are attached.

 

According to Sheriff Barry Faile, “Hall has been known to us for a long time.  He has several drug convictions on his record and has served time in prison for drugs.  He also has a pending drug charge.  We hope this is the last time we have to deal with Hall for drug law violations.”

Anyone with information about this or any other case should call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 803-283-3388 or Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372) or email www.crimestopperssc.com.

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Sheriff Barry S. Faile

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Lancaster Sheriff’s Office
1520 Pageland Hwy.
Lancaster, S.C. 29720

Indian Land Substation

1821 Sandelbrook Rd.

Indian Land, S.C. 29707

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113 S. Hampton Rd.

Kershaw, S.C. 29067
 

Phone: 803-283-3388
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