The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department has a new piece of equipment to help deputies and property owners alike. Investigators have acquired an engraving machine to stamp an identifying number onto trailers, which are among the most frequently stolen items across the county. “Property crimes detectives have devised a system toContinue Reading

Deputies arrested two 18-year-olds shortly after a shooting that began with an armed robbery in a Lexington County subdivision last weekend. Stephen Reese Clifton and Tekhi Augustus Jones are charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of attempted robbery, conspiracy and discharging a firearmContinue Reading

Deputies arrested five adults and one minor accused of breaking into storage units Nov. 27 and 28. William Hinson, 50, and Jessica Spillman, 39, are charged with third-degree burglary after being accused of breaking into the U-Haul Moving and Storage on Jamil Road. on Saturday, according to the incident report.Continue Reading

Chief Terrence Green is updating the Town of Lexington community on a social media hoax that happened this afternoon which resulted in the lockdown of a school and an extensive search by officers looking for an armed man who was said to be on campus. At 4:20 p.m., officers wereContinue Reading

Deputies arrested a man and a woman accused of breaking into a storage unit early November 16. Jeremy Jivers, 38, and Tanya Kelley, 47, are charged with second-degree burglary, according to arrest warrants. Jivers, a Cayce resident, is also charged with financial identity theft. Kelley, who resides in West Columbia,Continue Reading

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

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

Lexington County deputies are searching for a suspect in a shooting that left a 19-year-old man dead. The shooting happened Saturday afternoon in the 100 block of Miranda Drive. “Based on information from witnesses, the shooter left the scene in a black Nissan Maxima, which we have located,” Lexington CountyContinue Reading