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For over 150 years, the Sumter Police Department has been serving the citizens of Sumter, South Carolina on the solid foundation of public trust and safety. Sumter PD officers serve a 40,000-strong town and are committed to treating all in our vibrant community fairly and with respect. We are a CALEA accredited agency and maintain their gold standard of serving and protecting our communities.

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Wanted suspect, missing teen in custody

SUMTER, SC (Sept. 26, 2022) – A man suspected in at least three shots fired incidents and a missing teen, both from Sumter, are in custody following reported suspicious activity in Myrtle Beach.

Both face charges locally and in Myrtle Beach, where they were located after midnight Saturday.

Jamal Davon Prince, 19, of Robney Drive, is being held at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Horry County.

Myrtle Beach Police Department officers placed Prince in custody after responding to an unknown man seen walking and wearing a ski mask. He is charged there with harboring a runaway, unlawful carrying of a pistol, possession of a stolen vehicle and giving false information.

Prince is being charged by the Sumter Police Department with possession of a stolen vehicle, malicious injury to property, attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and unlawful carrying of a pistol.

A 16-year-old, who was last seen Sept. 19 in the Robney Drive area, was located with Prince. Both were traveling in vehicle stolen from Sumter. She is being held at a state Department of Juvenile Justice facility.

SPD officers linked Prince to at least three incidents during which multiple shots were fired. Damage to vehicles and a residence were reported. No injuries were reported.

Considered related to a past relationship, the incidents began Sept. 13 when a parked vehicle was shot multiple times on Calhoun Street.

On Sept. 18, shots were fired into a home on Robney Drive and, less than a half-hour later, shots were fired at an apartment complex off of Calhoun Street. Prince ran off from both scenes.

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Approved for media release by Chief Russell F. Roark, III
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Wanted suspect, missing teen in custody

SUMTER, SC (Sept. 26, 2022) – A man suspected in at least three shots fired incidents and a missing teen, both from Sumter, are in custody following reported suspicious activity in Myrtle Beach.

Both face charges locally and in Myrtle Beach, where they were located after midnight Saturday.

Jamal Davon Prince, 19, of Robney Drive, is being held at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Horry County.

Myrtle Beach Police Department officers placed Prince in custody after responding to an unknown man seen walking and wearing a ski mask. He is charged there with harboring a runaway, unlawful carrying of a pistol, possession of a stolen vehicle and giving false information.

Prince is being charged by the Sumter Police Department with possession of a stolen vehicle, malicious injury to property, attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and unlawful carrying of a pistol.

A 16-year-old, who was last seen Sept. 19 in the Robney Drive area, was located with Prince. Both were traveling in vehicle stolen from Sumter. She is being held at a state Department of Juvenile Justice facility.

SPD officers linked Prince to at least three incidents during which multiple shots were fired. Damage to vehicles and a residence were reported. No injuries were reported.

Considered related to a past relationship, the incidents began Sept. 13 when a parked vehicle was shot multiple times on Calhoun Street. 

On Sept. 18, shots were fired into a home on Robney Drive and, less than a half-hour later, shots were fired at an apartment complex off of Calhoun Street. Prince ran off from both scenes.

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Approved for media release by Chief Russell F. Roark, III

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Young men get your life together πŸ™‚ it's not wise

Not surprised that they come out of Sumter.

That 16 year old just been out here chasing πŸ† ain’t nobody been trying to hide her ! Same way a lot of y’all been chasing πŸ† and that go for y’all men that’s commenting too ….

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This handsome chap needs to get his act together. Can we save him?

Is this the 16 year old young lady that everybody's been raising sand about the cops have not tried to find ..

Waiting patiently for the “free my Nigga man he didn’t do nun man this sum bullshit man he didn’t do nun he actually a good kid he going to school come on man defund the police free my nigga Black Lives Matter” comments.

Get back don’t have a expiration date πŸ€ͺ…. Get yo man’s by all means necessary!

How y’all mad about somebody else child ? I just pray that y’all churn get into something the way imma ride around with their mug shot taped to my car window 🀣 now kiss Jamal momma Kewchie hole

Mashia Ransom

Lisa Haselden

An anonymous message to Sumpter police officers below. Run and tell that.

this still somebody child ! smh ! but yall grown??

Ja Kyah

What a waste. Hope he's off the streets the next 40 years or so. Maybe be will grow up by then. Could have hit a child shooting at cars and houses.

Thank goodness he don't know how to properly shoot a weapon. Saved his family and potential victims family of life long grief. I pray these two get their life together before they permanently run it for themselves and others. This activity is not a flex.

They got him so yol need to stfu bout him RN

Juani Sweetness

Dara Kalissa

Well at least when he fucks up he fucks all the way up lol

Hey mom I see you can’t help him now lol don’t drop the soap

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Community + Shaw Air Force Base + police = positive, proactive relationships to build the best quality of life for everyone.
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Sheriff Dennis is thrilled to announce that the search of the missing 3 year old at Poinsett State Park ended in the safe return of Ruby to her parents. She was located at approximately 1100am today in the wood line less than a mile from the camp site.

Sheriff Dennis was quick to thank the efforts of not only depuites from his office but also assistance from the Sumter City Police Department, Park Rangers, DNR, SLED, the FBI, Shaw AFB personnel, Lee County, Sumter County EMS and Fire department, and multiple volunteer citizens from the community. There was sufficient volunteers that many of them did not get an opportunity to help.

Sheriff Dennis thanks the many citizens who helped in many ways but also for the prayers for Ruby's safe return. He is thankful to acknowledge that those prayers were answered this morning.
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Thank God she is safe

Thankful to God for her safety

Thank you God for protecting her whiie she was alone.

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Thank the lord πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

Thank you Jesus !

Thank You Jesus!!

I can’t even imagine losing a child…

Thank God, wonderful news..

Thank goodness! Sumter county LEO and volunteers ❀️

So wonderful to hear about her safe return.

Thank the Lord! What a tremendous effort from all that was involved in her safe return - Thank You!

Thank you Jesus for keeping that baby safe ❀️

Thank You to all involved in finding this little girl. Praise God !

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Thank God πŸ™πŸ½ Glad safe.

Thank you Lord for her safe return!!!

Glad she's safe and back home

That’s great news

Such wonderful news! 😊

Praise the Lord!! ❀️

So grateful for all the Police Officers that were part of helping this Family Reunite. ❀️

Been camping with kids a hundred times. This can happen in the blink of an eye. Even to adults. Get just a few feet off a trail into the woods, make a wrong turn and you can be in big trouble. Excellent job by all involved to find her. I hope this doesn’t deter them from outdoor activities down the road. I’m so happy to see families with small children camping and enjoying nature. So much better than playing video games.

Praise God

Great news

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11:30 a.m. UPDATE: Good news coming soon from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. Ruby was found safe.

MISSING 3-year-old:

Sharing from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office…Sumter County Sheriff’s Office searching for missing 3-year-old in Poinsett State Park

Deputies from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office along with Sumter Police Department, Park Rangers, DNR and SLED are actively searching for a missing 3-year-old girl. At approximately 7:30pm, a family that was camping in the Poinsett State Park, called 911 for assistance after not being able to locate 3-year-old Ruby Heider. Ruby is approximately 3 feet tall, weighs about 40 pounds, has blonde hair and wearing a tie-dyed sweatshirt and blue leggings with dinosaur pictures on them. Law enforcement is actively searching the park and surrounding areas.

Anyone that has any information that may be helpful contact the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office at 803-436-2000.
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11:30 a.m. UPDATE: Good news coming soon from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. Ruby was found safe.

MISSING 3-year-old: 

Sharing from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office…

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Father in heaven, deliver this child safe to her family. Amen.

Do we know if they need volunteers πŸ™‹‍♀️? πŸ™ for this family and her safe return πŸ˜₯

Praying for her to be found safe and praying for her family.

So thankful she was found safe! ❀️❀️❀️

Praying you find her safe! πŸ™πŸ™

Praying for a safe return.

Prayers that the child is found safe . Prayers for the child family

Praying this child is found safe

Praying she’s found safeπŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½

Keeping the family in my prayers and thoughts praying God to please bring this sweet baby back to her family safe

Praise the Lord πŸ™πŸ™ THANK YOU JESUS AND ALL THAT WERE INVOLVED.....

She has been found safe

My God, my God!! Safe return of your little angel Jesus!!

The Sumter Civil Air Patrol Ground Team has been activated and is in route to Poinsette.

I hope Ruby is found safe and sound

Wonderful. Thank you DearJesus

Call the volunteers with horses to help. They can cover more ground .

I heard she was found. Is it true?

Found safe

Praise God

Please advise if volunteers are needed

so good to hear! πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Amen and Hallelujah!

That’s a blessing

Chris Batchelor we are headed out now if you aren’t working.

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UPDATE: Ms. Davis was located. She is safe.

MISSING/RUNAWAY: Officers and family members need your help to locate Kenya Sole' Davis, 16.
Davis, of Robney Drive, was last seen Monday when she was dropped off by a family member in the Robney Drive area. She was expected to return home but didn't.
She is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, about 190 lbs., has brown eyes, long, reddish-colored dreadlocks and was wearing a pink pajama top and shorts.
Anyone who sees Davis of knows where she could be, is asked to contact the Sumter Police Department at 803-436-2700. Always dial 911 in an emergency.
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UPDATE: Ms. Davis was located. She is safe.

MISSING/RUNAWAY: Officers and family members need your help to locate Kenya Sole Davis, 16.
Davis, of Robney Drive, was last seen Monday when she was dropped off by a family member in the Robney Drive area.  She was expected to return home but didnt.
She is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, about 190 lbs., has brown eyes,  long, reddish-colored dreadlocks and was wearing a pink pajama top and shorts.
Anyone who sees Davis of knows where she could be, is asked to contact the Sumter Police Department at 803-436-2700. Always dial 911 in an emergency.
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UPDATE: Ms. Davis was located. She is safe.

Heavenly Father please put your hands around this girl and protect her. Bring her home to her family and friends Lord God.

Praying for a safe return back to her earthly home.πŸ₯°πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½

Praying for her safe return.

This makes 21 TWENTY-ONE missing/ runaway kid posts for just this year. What in the world is going on?!?

Is this the same Robney Dr where they are looking for an individual for shots fired? Prayers she found soon. Is it a possibility they are together? Shared…

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Still not home????

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CALEA Accredited

Being a Police Officer in a CALEA Accredited Department means you belong to an agency that is committed to following best practice standards developed by federal, state, and local law enforcement executives through comprehensive research. This is one of the most successful methods for reaching administrative and operational goals, while also providing direction to personnel.

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement’s major executive associations:

  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
  • National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
  • National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA)
  • Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)

SPECIFICALLY, CALEA’S GOALS ARE TO:

  • Strengthen crime prevention and control capabilities
  • Formalize essential management procedures
  • Establish fair and nondiscriminatory personnel practices
  • Improve service delivery
  • Solidify interagency cooperation and coordination
  • Increase community and staff confidence in the agency