The Cayce Police Department and the Lexington County Coroner’s Office are investigating a body that was found inside a room at the Master’s Inn at 2125 Commerce Drive. They are currently working to determine the cause of death. This is an ongoing investigation and more details and information will beContinue Reading

A North Carolina man has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and killing a child in Lexington County more than three decades ago. Thomas Eric McDowell, 61, is charged with murder, kidnapping and first-degree burglary in connection to the disappearance and death of 4-year-old Jessica Gutierrez in June 1986, accordingContinue Reading

On December 31, at around 7:30 pm a citizen called in to report they had discovered what they believed to be human skeletal remains in a drainage ditch near the 200 block of Saturn Parkway in Columbia in Lexington County. LCSD arrived and notified the Lexington County Coroner’s Office. CoronerContinue Reading

Richland County Sheriff honored by the University of South Carolina By W. Thomas Smith Jr. The University of South Carolina presented Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott the honorary degree, Doctor of Public Service, during commencement ceremonies at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, Dec. 13, 2021. Lott was one of threeContinue Reading

Chief Terrence Green would like the Town of Lexington community to know that the Lexington Police Department, along with law enforcement agencies statewide, will be participating in the Sober or Slammer! Christmas and New Year’s campaign. Officers will be conducting enhanced DUI enforcement activities through the New Year’s Day holidayContinue Reading

Chief Terrence Green is announcing the arrest of Angus Dorane Godwin, age 51 of Columbia, after an investigation of an assault that happened in downtown Lexington on the evening of December 6, 2021. The day following the assault, the victim came to the Lexington Police Department to report that whileContinue Reading

Richland County Sheriff’s Department lead agency in drill By W. Thomas Smith Jr. A multi-agency drill led by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RSCD) and simulating an active shooter scenario with mass casualties was conducted on the campus of Columbia International University, Tuesday, Dec. 14. Utilizing the nationally standardized IncidentContinue Reading

Deputies arrested two 18-year-olds shortly after a shooting that began with an armed robbery in a Lexington County subdivision last weekend. Stephen Reese Clifton and Tekhi Augustus Jones are charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of attempted robbery, conspiracy and discharging a firearmContinue Reading