Robert Rome Green, age 48, received a sentence of seventy (70) years in prison following a jury trial conviction for Attempted Murder and Arson – First Degree in Lexington County last week. This marked the first jury trial of the year following the court ordered closure of proceedings due toContinue Reading

17,000-plus law enforcement agencies, nationwide, receiving special document By Alex Junes-Ward An informational one-pager describing PTSD, produced and published by the Richland County Sheriff’s Dept. (RCSD) is being disseminated far beyond the near-1,000 employee agency it was originally designed for in 2018. Describing the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder orContinue Reading

A traffic stop on Interstate Highway 20 Friday led to the seizure of more than 200 grams of meth. Anthony Frank Lavenia, 46, is charged with trafficking meth, according to an arrest warrant. “A deputy pulled a car over for a traffic violation near mile marker 41 on I-20 east,”Continue Reading

Koon’s Watch The latest wave of phishing scams is making its way across our internet and phones. Scammers try to trick you into giving them data through the use of e-mails and text messages. Phishing is a cybercrime where criminals pose as legitimate institutions in an attempt to lure sensitiveContinue Reading

Michael Jason Harwell, age 40, pled guilty this afternoon in Lexington County General Sessions Court to Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, and Possession of Heroin, all second offenses. Circuit Court Judge Debra R. McCaslin sentenced Harwell to twenty-five (25) years suspended to serviceContinue Reading

Lexington County deputies have arrested two 17-year-old males in connection with a fatal shooting in a car traveling on Interstate Highway 20 Tuesday night. “Based on forensic evidence and the information we gathered from witness statements, the teens we arrested had some sort of disagreement with Torrian Oree as theyContinue Reading