Koon’s Watch As the temps ramp up for the heart of spring and into the summer here in Lexington County, I want to take a moment to remind you of some heatstroke prevention steps to protect your children and other little ones in your life. National Heatstroke Prevention Day wasContinue Reading

South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) agents have arrested a Columbia man and charged him with two counts of obtaining property under false pretenses, two counts of delivery of false documents, and two counts of tax evasion. Steve Sanders Bouknight Jr., 49, of Columbia, filed South Carolina Individual Income TaxContinue Reading

Koon’s Watch National Police week is next week across the country. This special week includes May 15, which is known as National Peace Officers Memorial Day. In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as NationalContinue Reading

An 18-year-old from Cayce and two minors are accused of kidnapping and shooting a Columbia girl to death last month in a remote part of Lexington County. Treveon Nelson and the two minors are charged with murder, kidnapping, criminal conspiracy and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, accordingContinue Reading

Three Lexington County deputies shot in the line of duty have been awarded the South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association’s Medal of Valor. Deputy Gabriel Mulkey and Kevin O’Dell, who retired as a school resource officer last year, were shot during a domestic incident at a Columbia apartment complex last August. DeputyContinue Reading

Lexington County Emergency Services is pleased to announce the successful launch of Text-to-911 service. The County’s Text-to-911 uses the latest state-of-the-art technology allowing hearing- and speech-impaired residents, as well as those in potentially dangerous situations, to reach out for help. Text-to-911 will be available for all Lexington County residents andContinue Reading

A lieutenant who serves in the Lexington County Detention Center has been recognized by the South Carolina Jail Administrators Association as the state’s top detention supervisor. Lt. Travis Felder has worked at the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department for 12 years. “We’re proud of Lt. Felder for receiving this award,” LexingtonContinue Reading