Lexington County narcotics agents have made a significant arrest following the execution of a search warrant at a Leesville residence, resulting in the seizure of a substantial amount of methamphetamine, marijuana, cash, and firearms. Arromus Abney, 33, faces charges of trafficking methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possessionContinue Reading

Justin Stewart Goff, 34, and Steven Allen Loan, 36, have been sentenced to 15 years in the South Carolina Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to drug trafficking charges in Lexington County on January 25. Goff, who pled guilty to Trafficking Fentanyl and Unlawful Conduct Towards a Child, and Loan,Continue Reading

This deputy brings an unusually calming peace to cops, the community and critical incidents By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Those of us in law enforcement know what K-9s do: They track and pursue suspects, locate missing persons, and sniff-out drugs, explosive devices and electronics (computer hard-drives, cameras, etc.), among otherContinue Reading

In a chilling turn of events, Lexington County has been rattled by the arrest of a man and a woman in connection with two separate fatal shootings late last year. Allon Triante Adams, 22, and Cady Elise Keener, 19, now face charges including two counts of murder, armed robbery, criminalContinue Reading

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

David James Hall, age 36, pled guilty January 8. Hall’s trial was to begin that morning, however, he decided to plead guilty before selecting a jury. Circuit Court Judge Walton J. McLeod, IV, sentenced Hall to 15 years for two counts of Attempted Murder, Domestic Violence of a High andContinue 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