Crime Beat – Dec. 20th, 2016 – Scams & Thefts

Crime Beat – Dec. 20th, 2016 – Scams & Thefts

Beware of Scams An Edgefield County woman is out of $2000 after she became a victim to scam artists.  According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report that was filed on the incident, the woman was contacted by someone who stated that her grandson been in an automobile the name Peter Walsh and said that […]

Arrest Made in Deas Murders

Arrest Made in Deas Murders

On Dec. 15, 2016, the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dameion Edwin Thomas (36-year-old) of Aiken, S.C., on 2 counts of murder in connection with the October 9, 2016, deaths of Charles and Andrea Deas of Edgefield. Mr. and Mrs. Deas were found deceased following a fire at 374 Marigold St. in Edgefield. Mr. Thomas […]

Numerous Car Batteries Reported Stolen

Numerous Car Batteries Reported Stolen

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was notified Dec. 6 of the suspected theft of 19 car batteries from a location on Mosely Drive in Trenton.  According to the ECSO report on the incident, the property owner stated that unknown subjects had entered the property and taken the Delco batteries which were, in total, estimated to […]

Theft at Local Nursing Home / Break-in on Morgan Bussey Rd.

Theft at Local Nursing Home / Break-in on Morgan Bussey Rd.

Theft at Local Nursing Home The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a stolen golf cart at Forest View Manor in McCormick (Edgefield County), Nov. 28.  According to an ECSO report on the incident, the golf cart was last known to have been on the property on Nov. 25.  The golf cart […]

Third Suspect in Sportsman’s Corner Armed Robbery Captured

Third Suspect in Sportsman’s Corner Armed Robbery Captured

The third suspect in the armed robbery that occurred Nov.11 at Sportsman’s Corner has been captured.  According to a spokesperson with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office who spoke to the Advertiser, Rashwan Hairstom was caught in Greensboro, NC, by the Greensboro Police Department, Tuesday, Nov. 29.  The two other suspects in this crime, Khalid Edward […]

Break-in at Sweetwater Baptist Church

Break-in at Sweetwater Baptist Church

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a break-in at Sweetwater Baptist Church, Monday, Nov. 14.  According to the ECSO report on the incident, unknown suspects gained entry into the church’s gym by using a side rear door.  Once inside, they took from a closet a black Carvin sound system with two speakers valued at […]

Shooting on Walker Street in Johnston – One Injured

Shooting on Walker Street in Johnston – One Injured

One man was injured Saturday evening, Nov. 5, in a shooting that occurred around 5:30 on Walker Street in Johnston.  According to Police Chief Lamaz Robinson, who spoke to The Advertiser regarding the shooting, the incident seems to have stemmed from an argument over a dog that turned into a physical altercation.  At some point […]

Stolen Vehicle and Missing Juvenile Recovered

Stolen Vehicle and Missing Juvenile Recovered

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was advised by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, Thursday, Nov, 3, that the ACSO along with the SC Law Enforcement Division were chasing a stolen vehicle when the chase led into Edgefield County.  An ECSO incident report on the matter details how during the chase the vehicle which was being […]

Crime Beat – October 29, 2016

Crime Beat – October 29, 2016

Woman Removed from Family Home – Neglect of a Vulnerable Adult A seventy-four year old woman was taken into protective custody, Saturday, Oct. 18, after attempts to execute a search warrant at her place of residence revealed the woman was living in unsafe and filthy conditions.  According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report on […]

Clown Sighting in Edgefield

Clown Sighting in Edgefield

Edgefield County has now joined the many other locales across the nation in which recent clown sightings have been reported.  According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report on the incident, a resident of the 1100 block of Edgefield Road detailed to law enforcement how she arrived at her residence Wednesday, Oct. 12, near midnight […]