Man found dead at motel in Winnsboro

WINNSBORO – Two incidents last week – one covered by the Winnsboro Department of Public Safety (WDPS) and one by the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office – turned out to be connected and ended in an investigation into the death of a man at an area motel. At about 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, the […]

Chester, Fairfield Sheriffs cross the line to help both counties

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – It’s always fun and good food at the Blackstock Fish Camp, but it was especially so last week when the Sheriffs and deputies from both Fairfield and Chester got together with folks from both counties to visit and enjoy some of the great fish dishes from the kitchen of the fish camp […]

Blair man sought for attempted murder

BLAIR – Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office investigators are seeking help in locating Blair resident Larry Carter, 42. Carter is wanted for attempted murder in connection with a shooting that occurred March 16 in Blair.  Fairfield County Sheriff’s deputies were called to an address on Twisted Lane near Clark’s Bridge Road at 6:21 p.m., Tuesday evening […]

Shooting reported on Twisted Lane near EZ Mart Covenience Store

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – A shooting has been reported on Twisted Lane off Clarks Bridge Road near the EZ Mart convenience store. The shooting occurred about 6:45 p.m.  Several Fairfield County Sheriff’s deputies responded.  It is reported that one person was taken to an area hospital.  This is a breaking story and more will be posted […]

FBI, SLED, USPS join hate mail probe

WINNSBORO – As the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office continues to look into the source of a hate letter that was mailed to several residents in the Dawkins community earlier this month, Sheriff Will Montgomery updated The Voice on the investigation Tuesday morning. “The FBI, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and the United States […]

Blythewood man sought in Fairfield County trailer thefts

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 23-year-old Brian Chase Haas of Blythewood. Haas is currently wanted on warrants for grand larceny in connection with the recent thefts of utility trailers throughout Fairfield County. Haas also has connections in Kershaw County. Anyone with information as to Haas’ […]

Fairfield man arrested on illegal trafficking and distribution of methamphetamine

WINNSBORO – A Fairfield man was arrested Feb. 10 for the illegal trafficking and distribution of methamphetamine. After a six month’s investigation of drug trafficking in the Mitford community, a search warrant executed by the narcotics unit of the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office at the home of Thomas Reid Powers III, in Great Falls (in […]

Sheriff contacts SLED to investigate hate mail

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is looking into the source of hate mail that has been mailed to several residents in the Dawkins community.  Three of those letters (with envelopes) have been turned in to the Sheriff’s Office. The white letter-size envelopes are addressed (resident’s name and address) by hand, but there is […]

Jenkinsville man arrested for murder of Andrew Trapp

WINNSBORO – Cortez Javar Whitener, 20, of Jenkinsville has been arrested for the murder of Andrew Marquise Trapp. Whitener was arrested last week, on Nov. 13, and a statement was released to the public Monday afternoon after The Voice requested information about the arrest earlier in the day. Deputies responded to a shooting incident at […]

Fairfield candidates have their say

WINNSBORO – A virtual candidate forum organized by Nocola Hemphill for the SC Democratic Black Caucus, Fairfield Chapter, was held Oct. 1, and attended by two write-in candidates for county council, an unopposed candidate for the school board and the county’s incumbent sheriff Will Montgomery. The two-hour forum was moderated by Hemphill, attorney Natasha Pauling […]