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  1. 56-year-old man gets life for stealing $900 of cigarettesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Post and Courier

    A 56-year-old man who acted as his own attorney has been sentenced to life in prison in Sumter County for stealing $900 worth of cigarettes. David Duren Jr. fell under South Carolina's three-strikes law, which allows a life sentence when someone is convicted of three serious crimes.

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  2. Arrest made in Sumter Co. home invasion and shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WMBF

    Sumter County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man in connection with a home invasion and shooting that wounded two men. Dawayne Akeem Wells, 26, of Britton Brogdon Road, Sumter, was charged with two counts of attempted murder, armed robbery, first degree burglary and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

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  3. 56-year-old man gets life for stealing $900 of cigarettesRead the original story

    Sunday | The Star

    A 56-year-old man who acted as his own attorney has been sentenced to life in prison in Sumter County for stealing $900 worth of cigarettes. David Duren Jr. fell under South Carolina's three-strikes law, which allows a life sentence when someone is convicted of three serious crimes.

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  4. Dawayne Akeem WellsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | WIS-TV Columbia

    The Sumter County Sheriff's Office charged a man for his alleged involvement in a home invasion and shooting that left two men seriously wounded earlier this month. Dawayne Akeem Wells, 26, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, as well as a single count of armed robbery, first-degree burglary and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

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  5. Man charged with Sumter County shooting, home invasionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | WMBF

    The Sumter County Sheriff's Office charged a man for his alleged involvement in a home invasion and shooting that left two men seriously wounded earlier this month. Dawayne Akeem Wells, 26, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, as well as a single count of armed robbery, first-degree burglary and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

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  6. Boy, 15, charged with setting fire in high school bathroomRead the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | WMBF

    Authorities say a Sumter County sheriff's deputy was taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation after helping to fight a fire set by a student at Lakewood High School. Deputies said the 15-year-old boy was charged with third-degree arson after he lit toilet paper on fire in stalls in two different bathrooms at the high school in Sumter on Tuesday.

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  7. Teen Charged with Setting Fire at High SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | WLTX-TV Columbia

    Sumter County deputies have charged a 15-year-old student with setting a fire at Lakewood High School Tuesday morning. Teen Charged with Setting Fire at High School Sumter County deputies have charged a 15-year-old student with setting a fire at Lakewood High School Tuesday morning.

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  8. Two injured in home invasion shooting; deputies investigatingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | WIS-TV Columbia

    The Sumter County Sheriff's office is looking for someone who shot two men in a home invasion Thursday morning. The Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to a home on Brentwood Drive at about 12:15 a.m. Thursday for a report of a burglary.

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  9. South Carolina looks for money to protect toxic waste dumpRead the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | WMBF

    South Carolina senators are trying to figure out how much money it will take to keep a toxic waste landfill in Sumter County safe for decades to come. A subcommittee held its first meeting Wednesday where they were told it costs an average of nearly $5 million each year to keep the toxic waste inside the Pinewood landfill.

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  10. Sumter man arrested after deputies find drugs, gunsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | WIS-TV Columbia

    According to Sumter County Sheriff's Office spokesman Braden Bunch, a search warrant was executed on Taylor's home.

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  11. Driver killed in single-vehicle crash in Sumter CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | WIS-TV Columbia

    According to David Jones with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the 1998 Lexus 4-door was heading east on Kingsbury Road when the car ran off the left side of the road. The car then swerved across the road and ran off the right side hitting a culvert.

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  12. Woman Shot During Robbery in SumterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | WLTX-TV Columbia

    Sumter County deputies and Sumter police have arrested suspects who they say are responsible for a string of crimes in recent weeks. Woman Shot During Robbery in Sumter Sumter County deputies and Sumter police have arrested suspects who they say are responsible for a string of crimes in recent weeks.

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  13. Man on Sumter County's Most Wanted list arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | WIS-TV Columbia

    A man on the Sumter County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted list last month, was taken into custody by investigators Thursday. Jermaine Antonio Hodge, the 32-year-old Mayesville resident has been charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime for his alleged involvement in the stabbing of another man at a residence in the 30 block of Oakview Drive in Sumter on April 21. According to investigators, Hodge stabbed a man in the abdomen with a kitchen knife shortly after 2 a.m. April 21. Witnesses said the victim had just arrived at the location and was attempting to deescalate a domestic dispute between Hodge and his girlfriend when Hodge attacked him.

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  14. Sumter deputies searching for two suspects in motel robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | WIS-TV Columbia

    The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is requesting the community's assistance in identifying two suspects wanted for an armed robbery at a motel Wednesday morning. Officials say man staying at a motel in the 4200 block of Broad Street was approached by two men, one of which was armed with a small automatic firearm, ordering him back into his room.

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  15. Man Robbed, Beaten with Gun in Motel RoomRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | WLTX-TV Columbia

    Sumter County deputies are trying to find the persons who they say robbed and assaulted a man at a motel room early Wednesday morning. Man Robbed, Beaten with Gun in Motel Room Sumter County deputies are trying to find the persons who they say robbed and assaulted a man at a motel room early Wednesday morning.

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  16. 28-year-old Woman in Sumter County MissingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | WLTX-TV Columbia

    Sumter County deputies are asking for the public's help to find a woman who's been missing for almost two months. 28-year-old Woman in Sumter County Missing Sumter County deputies are asking for the public's help to find a woman who's been missing for almost two months.

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  17. Man Accused of Getting Female Minor PregnantRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | WLTX-TV Columbia

    Man Accused of Getting Female Minor Pregnant Sumter County deputies have charged a Sumter teen who they say got a female minor pregnant. Check out this story on WLTX.com: http://on.wltx.com/1zpgyqh Armonie Freeman, 17, is charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor or attempt.

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  18. Mamie Frazier, ManningRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | The Kingstree News

    ... Frazier. Three siblings preceded her in death. She received her formal education in the public schools of Sumter County. She was a member of Saint David's Episcopal Church of Bronx, New York for more than 40 years. She retired as an administrative ...

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  19. Sumter Deputies Search for Missing WomanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | WLTX-TV Columbia

    Sumter Deputies Search for Missing Woman Sumter County deputies are searching for a 51-year-old woman who's been missing for over a month. Check out this story on WLTX.com: http://on.wltx.com/1zkw6eT Sumter, SC - Sumter County deputies are searching for a 51-year-old woman who's been missing for over a month. 2 comments

  20. Sumter Co. Sheriff's Office searches for suspected arsonistRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 | WIS-TV Columbia

    Investigators with the Sumter County Sheriff's Office are searching for a 24-year-old man after they say he intentionally set a home on fire on Thursday night. Brandon Cory Dowless faces arson charges after detectives say flames destroyed the home in the 4000 block of Livingwood Drive around 6 p.m. Thursday.

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