Movin’ Up

Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery congratulates Deputy Amber Shults on her promotion to Lieutenant.

Sheriff seeks burglary suspect

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Travis Jerrod Johnson, 38, of the Winnsboro area. Johnson is wanted for burglary and failure to stop for blue light. Johnson is a suspect in an incident that occurred during the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 14 where a […]

Polar Plunge Nets $10,000

WINNSBORO – Last Thursday Sheriff Will Montgomery presented a check for $10,061 to the South Carolina Special Olympics. The Sheriff’s department raised the amount during their Polar Plunge fundraiser at Wateree State Park on Feb. 23.  “This is such a great cause,” Sheriff Montgomery said, “and we are proud to be a part of the […]

Sheriff’s Deputies freezin’ for a reason

LAKE WATEREE – About 65 people took the chilly plunge on Saturday at Lake Wateree during the Fairfield County Sheriff Department’s fifth annual Polar Plunge, organizer Bill Dove, an investigator with the department said. “We raised over $10,000 this year,” Dove said, “which is the largest amount we’ve raised since we’ve been sponsoring the plunge. […]

Two restaurants in Winnsboro robbed

WINNSBORO – At approximately 2 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, burglaries occurred at UpCountry and Tierra Azul restaurants. Both restaurants are located on 321 Bypass in Winnsboro, approximately one mile from each other. The three suspects are believed to have been involved in burglaries in Greenville as well as other jurisdictions. The Fairfield County Sheriff’s […]

Sheriff searches for information on Wilson Chevrolet theft

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is searching for information on suspects involved with stealing tires and rims from Wilson Chevrolet, 798 U.S. Hwy 321 Business North, Winnsboro. On Feb. 24, between the hours of 5:15 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., a black Ford 4-door pickup truck towing a dual-axle U-Haul enclosed trailer arrived at […]

Ridgeway Dollar General robbed again

RIDGEWAY – In yet another daring robbery at gunpoint of the Dollar General store in Ridgeway, a gunman got away with $1,400 after threatening to shoot the store’s manager during an early morning heist on Sunday, Jan. 28. The store manager reported that as he was in the process of stacking items for display outside […]

Routine checkpoint becomes high speed chase

RIDGEWAY – A high speed chase that began in Ridgeway, ended on Garner’s Ferry Road and reached 123 miles per hour, resulted in attempted murder charges for Michael Odell Lewis, 24, of Columbia. The incident began during an early evening traffic safety check conducted by the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department at the intersection of Syrup […]

UPDATE: Arrest made in barn theft

WINNSBORO – James H. Richardson, 39, of Lancaster has been charged with 2nd degree burglary and grand larceny for an incident that occurred on River Road in the Lake Wateree area on December 31, 2017. Richardson stole horse saddles, riding equipment and a pressure washer. Through information received from the public, the Fairfield County Sheriff’s […]

Burgular pre-sells heist items

WINNSBORO – When Christopher Steven Ransom, 32, returned to his Fairfield Hill Road home in Winnsboro on Dec. 1, 2017 after having been incarcerated at the Fairfield Detention Center (FCDC) since Aug. 17, he reported to Fairfield County Sheriff’s deputies that the front door of his home had been kicked in and his home and […]