Lexington County narcotics agents have arrested a woman and a man accused of trying to get drugs and contraband to the woman’s son and another inmate inside the Lexington County Detention Center. Cassandra Shanklin, 48, and Hunter James Warren, 23, are charged with the furnishing or possessing contraband in aContinue Reading

The Irmo Police Department is currently investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the BP gas station located at 7353 Nursery Road. On Saturday, October 23, 2021, at approximately 10:25 p.m. a man entered the gas station, presented a firearm and demanded cash from the register. After obtaining an undisclosedContinue Reading

A Lexington County middle school student is accused of having a loaded gun in his backpack at school Tuesday. “A male student at Carolina Springs Middle School had a loaded pistol in his book bag,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Administrators received a tip the student might have aContinue Reading

A Lexington County elementary school teacher is accused of having marijuana edibles in her classroom. Victoria Farish Weiss, 27, is charged with possession of a Schedule I drug, according to a warrant for her arrest. Weiss turned herself in Friday morning. “We became involved in this case Sept. 23 afterContinue Reading

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