Lexington County teacher accused of sexual conduct with minor
LEXINGTON, S.C. – A Sandhills Middle School teacher is accused of having a relationship with and kissing a former student at the school last year.
Samantha Lynne Knopsnyder, 26, is charged with third degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, according to an arrest warrant. Knopsnyder, who lives in Lexington, was arrested Friday afternoon after turning herself in.
“The contact between Knopsnyder and the victim happened between March and July 2017,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Based on information detectives have gathered during our ongoing investigation, Knopsnyder inappropriately touched the victim while in her classroom.”
Knopsnyder is being held in the Lexington County Detention Center while she awaits a bond hearing. ... See MoreSee Less
BREAKING: Investigation underway into what appears to be an accidental shooting in a parking lot at Jim Hudson Ford. One patient has been transported for medical treatment. The scene in front of the dealership service center will be active for quite some time.
Dealership officials tell us they plan to keep the service center and main dearship office open while we look into the incident. #LESM #LCSDnews ... See MoreSee Less
LEXINGTON, S.C. – Lexington County deputies found more than a dozen malnourished animals after acting last week on a community tip to check on two horses in the 200 block of Happy Town Road in Gaston.
Carl Kelly, 55, is charged with three counts of ill treatment of animals and a drug possession charge, according to deputies.
“Deputies followed up on a tip and found two horses in poor health tied to stakes in the ground with short lead ropes,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “After obtaining a search warrant to fully inspect the property, deputies found 13 dogs, a rabbit and a goat.”
All of the animals showed signs of neglect and had little to no access to food, water or shelter, according to Koon.
The Sheriff’s Department is caring for the two horses along with the goat and rabbit. County of Lexington Animal Services seized the dogs for evaluation and treatment.
Kelly was released from the Lexington County Detention Center on $2,500 bond. ... See MoreSee Less