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 […]

Sheriff seeks shooting suspect

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a suspect involved in a recent shooting incident in the Poplar Street area of Winnsboro. Charles Bouknight, 30, is wanted for 4 counts of Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime and Discharging a Firearm into a Dwelling during an incident that occurred […]

Woman found dead along Hwy 200

WINNSBORO – The body of a woman who appeared to have been stabbed was discovered along Highway 200 at about 8:40 on the morning of Wednesday, July 24, according to the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department. Thelma Alejandra Villegas Rios, 21, of Charlotte, was reportedly found face down in a ditch next to Highway 200 in […]

Fairfield’s National Night Out, Spirit Fest set for Aug. 6

WINNSBORO – A First Responders’ Parade has been planned to kick off this year’s National Night Out in Fairfield County. The parade, sponsored by the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department and the Winnsboro Public Safety Department, will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 6:15 p.m. in downtown Winnsboro. “But the fun, food and games will […]

Man dies in apparent stabbing

WINNSBORO – A Fairfield County man has died of injuries from what Sheriff’s officials say appears to be a stab wound. Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home on Jewel Street off Highway 34 at 4:50 p.m., Tuesday, July 23. The caller said his brother was bleeding and did not know how it happened or […]

Agency of the Year

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery accepts award for his department being named Agency of the Year by the D.A.R.E. Association of South Carolina.

Cambio riot leads to jailing of 7 teens

WINNSBORO – In what was described in a sheriff’s report as a riot at Cambio Academy in Greenbrier last week, seven teenage girls were arrested. After receiving a call from the Academy shortly before 6:30 a.m., Sunday morning, that 20 teenage girls were assaulting a staff member, Fairfield County Sheriff’s deputies, assisted by the S.C. […]

Teen girl missing from Cambio Academy

GREENBRIER – A 16-year-old female with black hair and brown eyes is missing from the Cambio Academy, according to the Fairfield County Sheriff’s office. Officers say the teen ran away from the Academy and was last seen wearing blue jeans and Timberland boots. She is about 5’6” and weighs about 120 lbs. Call the Sheriff’s […]

Sheriff’s Department passes the torch

WINNSBORO – The Sheriff’s Department joined other law enforcement and first responders from the county to carry the Special Olympics torch from the Chester County line to the Richland County line last Thursday in an effort to promote awareness for Special Olympics. They were joined by Fairfield County students who are members of the local […]