Knights of Columbus honors Community Action Team officer By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Richland County Sheriff’s Dept. (RCSD) Lieutenant Marcus Kim was named DEPUTY SHERIFF OF THE YEAR 2020 by the Knights of Columbus’ Bishop England Assembly during ceremonies honoring Kim at RCSD’s Community Action Team (CAT) headquarters, Tues., Dec.Continue Reading

Koon’s Watch With Christmas season comes more generosity. People are giving and sharing and spreading holiday joy. This is the perfect time for thieves to take advantage of your generosity and distraction of holiday celebrations. They use world events like the newest vaccine to trick people into buying fake productsContinue Reading

Koon’s Watch Not a creature was stirring, except the awesome delivery drivers. Many people receive the majority of their package deliveries this month, and even more so in 2020. And thieves know that means an easy payday. Over the next few weeks, deputies are conducting extra patrols in your neighborhoodsContinue Reading

State Law Enforcement Division agents arrested a former Lexington County deputy Thursday in connection to an on-duty assault charge. Matthew Fields, 37, is charged with third-degree assault and battery, according to an arrest warrant. The charge stems from a July 2 arrest in which Fields was involved. Fields struck aContinue Reading

Koon’s Watch   You might have most of your holiday shopping done already, or be like me—working through your lists when you have the free time. This time of year brings about extra concerns, whether shopping online or in stores. Especially with extra distractions brought on by COVID-19 and aContinue Reading

Lexington County deputies have arrested a man accused of severely injuring his 2-month-old child. James McQueen Boltin Jr., 25, is charged with inflicting great bodily injury upon a child, according to an arrest warrant. “Detectives have talked with health care providers, caretakers and family members as part of their investigation,”Continue Reading

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Several new high-level promotions and leadership reorganizations were announced at the Richland County Sheriff’s Dept. (RCSD) earlier this month. One new chief, two majors, five captains, five lieutenants, and numerous sergeants and other deputies moved up the ranks according to a memo released by SheriffContinue Reading

Chief Terrence Green would like to the Town of Lexington community to know that detectives have begun a death investigation with the assistance of the Lexington County Coroner’s Office. At approximately 1:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a call of a suicide that occurred inside a residence on Ivy HillContinue Reading

Chief Terrence Green would like to notify the Town of Lexington community about a shooting death that Lexington Police Department, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and the Lexington County Coroner’s Office are investigating. At approximately 5:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 700 block of West Main Street to a locationContinue Reading