Koon’s Watch In the almost six years I’ve served as your sheriff, I’ve made sure we, at the Sheriff’s Department, are doing all we can to help make Lexington County’s roads safer. We’ve worked with the South Carolina Highway Patrol to respond to crashes and on enforcement initiatives to saveContinue Reading

First-of-its-kind partnership between RCSD and the S.C. Department of Mental Health By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced the establishment of a new CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM (CIT), an operational partnership between the Richland County Sheriff’s Dept. (RCSD) and the S.C. Dept. of Mental Health (SCDMH), Wed.,Continue Reading

Chief Terrence Green is announcing the arrests of two men who were caught by officers as they fled from a business where they had just stolen a catalytic converter from a vehicle. On Sunday morning, February 28, 2021, officers were dispatched to a business at the 200 block of SwartzContinue Reading

A Columbia man and woman were arrested last week on multiple charges after detectives said the pair conspired to steal guns while employed by a shipping company. Keith Alexander Anderson-Salters, 20, and Alyssa Iyana Ray, 20, are both charged with five counts of sale or delivery of a stolen pistol,Continue Reading

A Lexington man was arrested last week after investigators said he used his smartphone to record a video of a nude female without her knowledge. Harley Keith Wiles, 31, is charged with aggravated voyeurism, according to an arrest warrant. “This case started with a tip from the community,” Lexington CountyContinue Reading

Lexington County narcotics agents arrested two women Wednesday after following up on a community tip about drug activity at a Red Bank home. Leslie Ann Saylor, 46, is charged with possession with intent to distribute meth, and possession with intent to distribute heroin, according to arrest warrants. Katherine Loreen Leiby,Continue Reading

A Lexington County man has died after shooting a woman this morning and turning the gun on himself, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department reported Wednesday. “Investigators have determined the man abducted the woman from a medical office in Lexington before forcing her to drive to some woods at the endContinue Reading

Lexington County deputies arrested two men accused of trying to steal a catalytic converter from a car left on the side of Interstate Highway 26. Joshua Keith Shanklin, 25, and Timothy Eugene Watford, 42, are charged with possession of stolen nonferrous metals, injury to real property to obtain nonferrous metals,Continue Reading