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

Sergeant First Class Paul Pittman was promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant (MSG.) as part of the Department’s longevity program.  MSG. Pittman has been with the Town of Irmo since September of 2007, and has served as a Patrol Sergeant over the past 9 years.  Pittman brings along aContinue 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

A 13-year-old boy was killed while handling a firearm at the Harbison Garden Apartments on Sunday, December 19. The victim and another boy had the gun in their possession around 11 pm that evening when it discharged killing the boy. Investigators from the Columbia Police Department are looking into howContinue Reading

A male Gilbert High School student has been charged with making threats last week against other Lexington County schools. The 14-year-old made a threatening statement that was overheard by another student Dec. 2 while riding the bus to school, according to the incident report. The student who heard the threatContinue Reading

On December 20th, 2021, Irmo Police arrested Joshua Jordan, 22, of Lexington for his involvement in a shooting last week.  On December 16th, officers responded to a shooting incident near the intersection of Friarsgate Boulevard and Irmo Drive. Officers quickly responded to the area to gather evidence and witness statementsContinue 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