In a recent operation, Lexington County narcotics agents apprehended a West Columbia resident, David Matthews, on charges related to drug trafficking and weapon offenses. The arrest follows allegations of Matthews trafficking meth, cocaine, and fentanyl. Charges Against David Matthews Include: Trafficking meth Trafficking cocaine Trafficking fentanyl Possession with intent toContinue Reading

Chief Terrence Green proudly announces that the Lexington Police Department is now accepting applications for the upcoming Citizen’s Police Academy. The Citizen’s Police Academy is scheduled to commence on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, and will convene on Tuesday evenings for a nine-week duration, with a brief hiatus for spring break.Continue Reading

Multiple awards presented during annual banquet in mid-December By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Sheriff Leon Lott and the Richland County Sheriff’s Department presented scores of awards in multiple categories both to deputies and civilian employees of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) during the department’s annual Christmas Awards Banquet atContinue Reading

A Lexington County deputy, who endured a harrowing incident in the line of duty, has been honored with the South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association’s Medal of Valor. Deputy Jacob Smith, who bravely confronted danger while responding to a home invasion in Lexington last September, was the deserving recipient of this distinguishedContinue Reading

Irmo Fire District received a recent gift of four stunning canvases honoring the memory of fallen Firefighter J. Michael Muller. The craftsmanship and thoughtfulness put into each artwork are awe-inspiring. Matthew White with Cambridge Company Framing, Sheila Earnest with Professional Printers, and Kathy Morganelli produced these memorial pieces. Their hardContinue Reading

Brandan Lamont Richardson, a 35-year-old validated gang member, faced the verdict of a Lexington County jury on Thursday, January 11, 2024. The jury convicted Richardson on charges of Trafficking Methamphetamine over 100 grams, Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine. Presiding over theContinue Reading

National security analyst briefs law enforcement leaders By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Kyle Shideler, director and senior analyst for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security at the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Security Policy, delivered a series of counterriot briefings to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department at the department’s Denny Terrace Training Facility.Continue Reading

A heartfelt thank you goes out to the generous and caring community of Lexington County for the overwhelming success of the “Stuff-An-Ambulance” event organized by Lexington County EMS. Thanks to your incredible donations, this event proved to be a monumental success, making a significant impact on the lives of ourContinue Reading