Mitford man arrested for armed robberies

WINNSBORO – A suspect wanted for two armed robberies in Fairfield County has been arrested, Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery has announced. Nycholas D Price, 27, of the Mitford area, has been charged with two counts of armed robbery and two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime on Jan. 31, 2020, […]

FCSD, SLED silent on chase, shooting

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department is not commenting on a reported chase and subsequent crash involving two County Sheriff’s Department vehicles in pursuit of another vehicle, which ended with a shooting with injuries. The incident reportedly occurred on Sunday night, with the chase commencing on Highway 321 and ending in the vicinity […]

Law, Lab & Order at Richard Winn

WINNSBORO – Law and Order is not just a TV show…it was the subject of career day at Richard Winn Academy three weeks ago. Three alums from high schools in Fairfield County introduced students to law and order…and labs, the process of solving crimes and bringing criminals to justice. Jeff Talbert, a Fairfield Central High […]

Parades, tree lightings, markets, plays, shopping and more ahead

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – While shopping Fairfield stores is already in full swing, the Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce is upping the game with its annual Shop Fairfield First program that starts Friday, Dec. 6.. Participating merchants in downtown Ridgeway and Winnsboro will receive signup slips to be filled out by the customer when making a […]

Sheriff seeks suspect in City Gas theft

RIDGEWAY – At approximately 5:53 a.m. on Sunday, November 17, the individual pictured stole cash registers, money and cigarettes from City Gas Convenience Store in Ridgeway.   The suspect threw a brick through a glass door to gain entry and left in a white mini-van driven by another individual. The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is […]

Sheriff hosts Ghosts & Goblins

WINNSBORO – Fifty or so young ghosts, goblins and witches converged on the Sheriff’s Department in Winnsboro Saturday for trick-or-treating, games, prizes and a costume contest. Judging the ghoulish group were three of the County’s finest – Sheriff’s Deputies Bill Dove, Oren Gadson and Jana Childers whose husband, Chris, is a deputy. After studying the […]

Deer hunter foils theft of his Polaris

WINNSBORO – William Ladd of Winnsboro recently posted on his Facebook that he had one of the most interesting bow-hunts of his life about 7:30, Sunday evening. “I was sitting in the [deer] stand minding my own business when I heard my Polaris driving up behind me,” Ladd recalled. His first thought was that it […]

Sheriff seeks suspect in armed robbery

BLAIR – At approximately 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, an unknown person assaulted an employee of Dollar General at the Salem Crossroads intersection in the Blair area of Fairfield County. The suspect forcibly stole a quantity of money that was being taken to the bank and then fled on foot in the direction of […]

Armed Robbery at Grand Central Truck Stop

FAIRFIELD COUNTY -Two individuals wearing masks and armed with a hammer and what the Fairfield County Sheriff’s office believes to be a machete robbed the Grand Central Truck Stop on SC 200 at the intersection of I-77. The robbery occurred on Aug. 31. One of the individuals returned on Sept. 9 with the large knife […]

Bouknight charged for shooting into home

WINNSBORO – After eluding authorities for 10 days, a Winnsboro man has been arrested on charges stemming from a shooting incident that occurred on Saturday, Aug. 17 in the Popular Street area of Winnsboro. Charles Tyler Bouknight, 30, turned himself in to the Fairfield County Detention Center on Wednesday, Aug. 28, according to Sheriff Will […]