Captain Vincent Goggins graduates from the FBI National Academy By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) Captain Vincent Goggins joined a truly elite corps of law enforcement officers nationwide – even within his own RCSD – when he graduated from the Quantico, VA-based FBI National Academy earlierContinue Reading

Lexington County Sheriff Bryan “Jay” Koon was honored by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association (SCLEOA) and the Strom Thurmond Foundation at the annual Strom Thurmond Awards for Excellence in Law Enforcement Luncheon on May 11. The event was held at the Lexington Town Hall. About 100 state, local,Continue Reading

RCSD becomes first law enforcement agency nationwide to make peace officer promise By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott and the Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) publicly pledged “to do no harm” to the communities they serve during a press conference held at the Law Enforcement MemorialContinue Reading

The Irmo Police Department is currently looking for assistance in locating Karl Hess.  Mr. Hess suffers from dementia and walked away from Harbison Shores assisted living facility during the early morning hours of May 4th, 2022.  Mr. Hess is 73 years old and has issues with speaking because of hisContinue Reading

A vacationer from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania lost his life while boating on Lake Murray. Egar Hofe, 78, was reported missing after he went overboard Monday morning around 11:15 am near Buffalo Creek and Grant Williams Estate. According to SCDNR, his body was recovered around 3 pm that afternoon. Rescue divers usedContinue Reading

Officer Roy “Drew” Barr was killed early Sunday morning after responding to a domestic violence call at Rossmore Drive located in the Concord Park subdivision. Barr was at the scene shortly after the first officer arrived around 2:48 am. Two other officers showed up at the scene, also. A womanContinue Reading

One of the participants in Saturday’s mall shooting at Columbiana Centre where 14 people were injured was brought up on new charges and placed in detention again by Columbia Police. Jewayne Price was originally arrested on Saturday when he turned himself him and pleaded he was acting in self defense.Continue Reading

by Irmo Police Department While on patrol last night, an Irmo Officer stopped a car for an equipment violation. It is important to note that these minor violations typically result in a warning. The suspect pulled into the 7-Eleven parking lot and as the Officer was walking up to theContinue Reading

A Columbia man is being held in the Lexington County Detention Center after detectives said he shot the doorknob of a West Columbia home and exchanged gunfire with another man after going inside. Jeremy Gerome Junious, 34, is charged with attempted murder, discharging a firearm into a dwelling, first-degree burglaryContinue Reading

Lexington County narcotics agents arrested a Columbia man they encountered Saturday while arresting another man on an unrelated charge. Brandon Xavier White, 25, is charged with trafficking crack cocaine, trafficking meth, trafficking heroin, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according toContinue Reading