Lexington County narcotics agents have arrested six people on drug charges after tracking two wanted subjects to a home in Lexington. Deputies responded to the 100 block of Browning Court July 12 after receiving tips about a woman wanted for a parole violation and a man wanted on a familyContinue Reading

An assistant principal at Chapin High School is being accused of trying to break into a car on the school’s campus on two different occasions. Richard West Hiller Jr., 44, is charged with two counts of larceny from a motor vehicle, according to arrest warrants. “Detectives have determined Hiller unlawfullyContinue Reading

Lake Murray Elementary principal Kelly Reese vividly remembers her time in the fifth grade and the positive impact a Drug Awareness and Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) officer had on her. “I have no idea what office he worked for, but I remember how fun his lessons were,” Reese said.  “We didn’tContinue Reading

A Lexington County deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave after South Carolina state troopers charged him with driving under the influence. Troopers said they transported Robert Scott Smith, who was off duty when he was arrested, to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center Friday night after he failedContinue Reading

Lexington County deputies have charged a man they said recruited and enticed a woman to perform sexual acts with other men for money. Gino Smith, 43, is charged with trafficking in persons, according to an arrest warrant. “Based on interviews detectives conducted during this case, Smith used force and fraudContinue Reading

Captain Jenn Burns, commander of the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department’s west patrol region, has been graduated from the FBI’s National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. “Jenn’s completion of this prestigious national program will benefit both her professional development and the Sheriff’s Department,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “The training andContinue Reading

Lexington County deputies apprehended six teens Sunday morning after responding to a reported armed robbery near Rocky Point Recreation Area in Chapin. “The victims were waiting at the dock to load a boat when six teens approached them from the woods and attempted to hijack their vehicle,” Lexington County SheriffContinue Reading

It’s not just uncomfortable outside – it’s dangerous. We haven’t reached the hottest days of the season, and there is already a very real threat of serious illness and/or death related to the heat and humidity. There are several factors that can make an individual more susceptible to heat-related issues.Continue Reading

Lexington County narcotics agents seized a large quantity of meth, marijuana from a married couple after executing a search warrant at a Leesville home last week. Nicholas Rattray, 34, and Kaitlin Rattray, 25, were arrested on multiple charges at the house November 28, according to warrants. Nicholas Rattray is charged withContinue Reading