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Drug dealers taken down by surprise

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott has announced the arrests of Dillon Parker-Patterson (DOB: 10/25/1992) for possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and Jeremy McLeod (12/10/1991) for loitering for narcotics. Parker-Patterson and McLeod were arrested [...]

By |September 23rd, 2017|Categories: Sheriff's Report|0 Comments

Man gets 10 Years assaulting children

Repeat offender Jason Reed Farmer, age 32, of 121 Piper Road in Lexington, was sentenced this week in Lexington County to 10 years for Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature. Under the recent [...]

By |September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Crime|0 Comments

Teen charged for killing dog, injuring another

A West Columbia teen has been arrested and charged after deputies found a dead dog and another severely injured dog inside the teen’s home late Wednesday. Patrick Esparza, 17, is charged with two counts of [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: Crime|0 Comments

Deputies seize drugs, cash after chase

A Lexington man in possession of marijuana and a large amount of cash was arrested by Lexington County deputies after a high-speed chase early Thursday morning. Terrance Kelvon Johnson, 19, is charged with failure to [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: Crime|0 Comments

Sgt. Bill Finch joins Chapin Police

The Chapin Police Department announced that Sgt. John W. “Bill” Finch was sworn in Monday as the department’s new Community Services Director. “I am happy that we were able to bring Bill Finch into our [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: Police Reports|0 Comments

Female deputies participate in social media challenge

Female deputies of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department took to social media September 18 to participate in the “Hot Cops Challenge.” The challenge, showcased across the nation, has shown a positive impact for law enforcement [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: Sheriff's Report|0 Comments

Lexington man charged with attempted murder

A Lexington man is charged with two counts of attempted murder for shooting at two men who visited his home early Sunday morning. Kyle Obara, 35, fired a handgun at the men as they fled [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Categories: Crime|0 Comments

K-9 unit dealing with death, disability

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit is a close-knit group. With seven handlers, they consider each other family – four-legged members included. That family lost one of its own Tuesday when Forrest, the unit’s [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Categories: Sheriff's Report|0 Comments

Okra Strut names Grand Marshals

The 44th Annual Okra Strut Festival will take place September 29 and 30 at Irmo Community Park. The parade will begin at 9 am September 30 down Lake Murray Boulevard, led by the Grand Marshals, [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Categories: Events, Sheriff's Report|0 Comments

Deputies arrest suspect in fatal shooting

A teen has been arrested and charged with murder in connection to a fatal shooting September 17 in a Columbia subdivision. Isaac Burton Hidalgo, 19, of Columbia is also charged with possessing a weapon during [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Categories: Crime|0 Comments