Lexington County deputies have arrested a man accused of shooting his stepson Sunday afternoon. The shooting victim has been identified as 52-year-old Brian Garris, according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher. Carl Sims, 71, will be charged with murder in the shooting death, according to Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon.Continue Reading

Capt. Jesse Laintz, commander of the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department’s major crimes unit, has graduated from the FBI’s National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. “Jesse’s completion of this prestigious national program will benefit the Sheriff’s Department and help us continue to provide our citizens with excellent law enforcement services,” Lexington CountyContinue Reading

Chief Terrence Green is providing a final update to the early morning shooting death investigation in the Mallard Lakes neighborhood on August 16, 2022, as the 11th Circuit Solicitor’s Office has reviewed this case and has ruled it as a justifiable homicide. It was found that the male victim actedContinue Reading

The Lexington County 911 Communications Center has been awarded Communications Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). This is the fifth time that Lexington County 911 Communications has earned the achievement. The award remains in effect for four years and the agency retains all privileges associatedContinue 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

A father and son from Columbia are accused of attempted murder, among other charges, after a Thursday morning shooting. Anthony Gail Davis, 54, and Antony Ryan Davis, 28, are charged with two counts each of attempted murder, four counts each of pointing and presenting a firearm at a person, andContinue Reading

By Al Dozier The Lexington County Republican Party passed two resolutions at a March 7 meeting to censure West Columbia City Councilman Mike Green. The first resolution alleges that Green “has been taunting, harassing, and yelling at others” during Lexington County meetings. Those actions came after he had received anContinue Reading