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Lexington County teens arrested after crime spree

Two Lexington County teens face numerous charges related to a series of crimes this week. Tristian Harmon (above left) of Leesville and Skylar Shuey of Gilbert broke into Bethlehem Baptist Church where they vandalized property and broke into a safe, according to investigators. Detectives have also tied the 17-year-olds to car break-ins and the theft…
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Lexington County deputies recover nearly $600K in stolen equipment

Lexington County deputies recovered nearly $600,000 worth of stolen equipment from the 5000 block of Platt Springs Road Monday afternoon. With the help of one of the victims, deputies traced a stolen front-end loader to the area. After circling the location, they noticed several pieces of work equipment in a field, according to an incident…
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Lexington County man charged with attempted murder

A Lexington County man is charged with three counts of attempted murder after family members told deputies he poured gasoline inside his Chapin home and attempted to ignite it with them inside. Mark Allen Bell, 47, is accused of pouring gasoline on the floor and throwing it on multiple people while making threats Tuesday morning,…
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Lexington County man wanted on murder charge turns himself in

A Lexington County man charged with murder in connection to a fatal shooting last month turned himself in early Wednesday morning. Williams is accused of shooting Derrick James Jones multiple times on Hampton Road May 30, according to the arrest warrant. Williams was served with two additional warrants Wednesday. “Williams is also charged with possession…
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