Irmo Police have arrested eighteen-year-old Omar Thompson of Irmo for Burglary. On October 11 officers were dispatched to the 900 Block of Chipwood Court for a home invasion. A resident called 911 and stated a man was attempting to enter her apartment through a window. When she encountered the manContinue Reading

Agents of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Wednesday charged a Lexington County man October 13 for kidnapping, robbing, and attempting to sexually assault a  woman in her home while in possession of multiple weapons. Robert Brandon Neeley, 35, was charged with armed robbery, kidnapping, first-degree assault with intent toContinue Reading

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. United States Senator Tim Scott, ranking member of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, praised Project H.O.P.E., a program of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD), as a model for elderly outreach and assistance which might be implemented by other agencies, nationwide. Scott’s remarksContinue Reading

A Columbia man is accused of shooting and robbing a man while visiting him over the weekend. Tykiawah Latrell Rivers, 21, is charged with attempted murder, armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants. “The victim, in this case, referred to Rivers asContinue Reading

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Nearly 20 patrol deputies, investigators, and supervisory officers were promoted at the Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD), including one – Lt. Col. Kelvin Ashe – who made history this week. Among those achieving the next higher rank in RCSD’s various divisions and regions were DeputyContinue Reading

Numerous officers of the Irmo Police Department were recently recognized by Governor Henry McMaster for saving a life by administering the overdose-reversal drug naloxone (narcan).  Sergeant First Class Pittman, Sergeant Aivazis, and Corporal Kaderly responded to separate incidents during the year 2020 and used their training to determine that someoneContinue Reading

Linda Monette, 25, in Lexington County was sentenced last week after a jury trial last week. Monette was convicted of Murder and sentenced to 40 years in prison for her role in the home invasion plot which killed Mason Hanahan, age 8. Mason Hanahan was an Oak Grove Elementary 2nd graderContinue Reading

The FBI and the State Law Enforcement Division have joined Lexington County deputies to assist in the ongoing search for a girl reported missing more than 35 years ago. Members of an FBI unit specializing in child abductions arrived in Lexington Monday to work alongside deputies and SLED agents inContinue Reading

Koon’s Watch Rail Safety Week begins next week. The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness and promote education surrounding railroad rights-of-ways and grade crossings. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department’s Traffic Division is once again participating in Operation Clear Track, coordinated by Amtrak and Operation Lifesaver, on September 21.Continue Reading

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Two Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) deputies received Eastminster Presbyterian Church’s Servant Leadership award during ceremonies which also awarded members of the Columbia Police Department, the Forest Acres Police Department, and the Richland County Emergency Medical Services, Sun., Sept. 12. Like all of the recipients,Continue Reading