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Location: 1281 North Main Street, Sumter, SC 29153
     Mailing: P.O. Box 430, Sumter, SC 29151

Executive Staff


Chief Deputy Hampton Gardner joined Sumter County Sheriff’s Office in 1983 as a patrol deputy. He went on to serve as a shift lieutenant before being promoted to captain of the former Community Oriented Policing Service (COPS) Division. He went on to oversee the Civil Process and Family Court divisions prior to being promoted to major over the Uniform Services Divisions. In January 2011, Gardner was promoted to chief deputy. In this position, he oversees the daily operations of the sheriff’s office and serves as the primary point of contact to the community. Chief Deputy Gardner is a graduate of St Leo University and holds a master’s degree from Troy State University.


Lt. Colonel Terrance R. Colclough, Commander of Operations, joined Sumter County Sheriff’s Office in 1996 as a patrol deputy. Since coming to the sheriff’s office, Lt. Colonel Colclough worked his way up through the ranks from deputy sheriff to captain of Patrol and Special Operations. Along the way, he took on additional responsibilities such as serving as a Community Oriented Policing Officer and a School Resource Officer. As Lt. Colonel, he oversees Patrol Division, Civil Process and Family Court Divisions, Fleet Management, and Emergency Response Units. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from Benedict College , master’s degree in Public Administration from Troy University, and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Walden University. In 2011, Lt. Colonel Colclough graduated from the FBI National Academy — becoming one of six in the history of Sumter County Sheriff’s Office to do so. Lt. Colonel Colclough is a faithful member of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church. He is also a member of multiple civic organizations and is a member of Omega Phi Psi Fraternity Inc.

Maj. Stewart

Major Randall Stewart is a 10-year veteran of the Sumter County Sheriff's Office Volunteer Reserve Program, former criminal and arson investigator and former special agent with South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice with a separate certification in Homeland Security from Saint Leo University. During his overall career, he has been involved in every type of criminal investigation at the local and state level. Maj. Stewart served as a Class III Reserve Deputy assisting patrol with traffic enforcement, property checks, road safety checks and functions with the alcohol enforcement team for 10 years prior to joining the agency full-time.

As major of operations, Maj. Stewart supervises the Investigations Division, Narcotics Division, Crime Scene and Forensics Division and Professional Standards Division, and will assist in the creation of the new Intelligence Unit.

Maj. Stewart served 23 years in the U.S. Air Force and completed four combat tours, assisting in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation New Dawn and Operation Inherent Resolve. He pursued a full-time position at Sumter County Sheriff's Office after retiring from the Air Force in 2015.

Outside of law enforcement, Stewart is a volunteer mentor for the South Carolina Royal Rangers boy's ministry program and serves as a trustee on the board for the First Assembly of God Church in Sumter.

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General Counsel Harry C. Wilson, Jr.  has been serving as General Counsel for the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office since November 2021. He is a native of Mayesville, South Carolina, and currently resides in Sumter, South Carolina. He graduated from Mayewood High School and then moved on to Wofford College, where he graduated in 1968. He entered the USC Law School and graduated in 1971.

Mr. Wilson married his wife, Lucy Bynum Sanders, in 1970, and after law school, he and his wife headed out to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, for a ninety-day stent in Field Artillery. Mr. Wilson was then on reserve status and returned to Columbia, South Carolina.

He first worked as an Assistant Public Defender for a short time for the next three years up until 1975. He was an Assistant Solicitor for the Fifth Judicial Circuit. He and his wife then moved to Sumter, South Carolina, and joined the firm of Nash and Chappell. A year or so later, the firm became Nash, Chappell, and Wilson and continued until 1982.

In 1982, Mr. Wilson's firm merged with Lee, Moise, and Erter. The firm became Lee, Erter, and Wilson and the firm later became Lee, Erter, Wilson, Holler and Smith. Around 2002 the firm changed and became the Smith Robinson Firm. Mr. Wilson withdrew from that firm and took the position as General Counsel for the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

Mr. Wilson has been a member of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, was selected for the American Board of Trial Advocates, and carries a rating of “AV Preeminent" with Martindale Hubbell.

Mr. Wilson has been active in the Sumter community, where he served on the Cancer Society Board, the Fine Arts Council Advisory Board, Wilson Hall School as a Board Member, The Little Theater Board and was a member of the Rotary Club for twenty-five years.

Mr. Wilson is known by his friends as "Bunt" and he and his wife, Lucy, have three children, Lucy Grey Wilson McKiver, Pressley Wilson Warrick and Harry Cooper Wilson, III. They have ten grandchildren, with seven of them living in Sumter and three in Charleston. He and his wife, Lucy, are members of The Church of the Holy Comforter, where they attend with their daughters and grandchildren.

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Mrs. Felisha Dukes joined Sumter County Sheriff's Office in 2006 as a secretary in the Civil Process Division.  In 2007, she advanced in her civilian career as the executive administrative assistant to Sheriff Anthony Dennis.  Mrs. Dukes has almost 15 years of professional experience in all administrative tasks to include: project and event planning, business development presentations and organizational structure.  She has also received multiple awards for civilian of the year since her employment with Sumter County Sheriff's Office.

Born and raised in Sumter County, Mrs. Dukes was educated in the public schools of former Sumter School District 2, graduating with honors from Crestwood High School in the top 5 percent of her class.  She is also a graduate of Saint Leo University and holds a master's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management.  Her contributions and continued commitment to her career have made her a pillar in Sumter County Sheriff's Office and the Sumter community.

In 2014, Mrs. Dukes was honored and recognized by the Social Justice Consortium as one of Sumter's top 50 Women of Excellence.  She was also inducted into Lakewood High School's National Technical Honor Society as an honorary member in 2014, where she encourages students to build bridges and assists them with favorable opportunities that are instrumental in shaping them in to productive citizens for the workforce and the future of Sumter County.   

In addition to her duties as an executive administrative assistant, Mrs. Dukes also volunteers and is active in many organizations in the community.  She is a board member of: Sumter County Sheriff's Office Boys and Girls Youth Inc., Women and Wives Behind the Badges of Sumter County, Lakewood High School Improvement Council and Daughters of Angels.  She has participated and volunteered with I Slay Fitness, Sumter Feeds My Starving Children and Sumter County Sheriff's Office Gospel Choir.