An off-duty Kershaw County Sheriff’s Deputy was involved in an altercation with his ex-wife on Thursday (April 14) in Camden. The Camden Police Department was called to the incident location by the deputy’s ex-wife. She reported that he assaulted her. A request was made for the SC State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) to conduct the investigation and the deputy was suspended from duty on the night of the incident.
The deputy was required to turn in all of his issued KCSO equipment the following day, Friday (April 15). Upon completion of an internal investigation by KCSO, a meeting was arranged with the deputy and the sheriff. The deputy resigned. Notification of the deputy’s resignation and pending SLED investigation was immediately sent to the SC Criminal Justice Academy to suspend his law enforcement certification on Monday (April 18).
SLED completed its criminal investigation and the case was reviewed by the 5th Circuit Solicitor’s Office. The decision was made to charge the former deputy, Cody Blackmon, with domestic violence second degree. Blackmon turned himself in today (April 19) and was booked in at the Kershaw County Detention Center by SLED.