Investigators make drug arrests

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department narcotics agents have made two arrests after a monthlong undercover investigation. Demetrius Summers and Latesha Boykin have been arrested on multiple drug and weapons charges. Both Summers and Boykin face charges for trafficking and distributing drugs, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, possession of a stolen […]

Man Arrested for Role in Escape

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigators have arrested a Columbia man on multiple charges related to the escape of an inmate who was serving in a work release program. According to arrest warrants, 45-year-old Ronald Joseph Bonnette aided in the escape of S.C. Department of Corrections inmate Gene Carroll Rutland. Bonnette also provided drugs to Rutland […]

West Columbia Man Charged with Murder

LEXINGTON, S.C. – Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives have charged a West Columbia man with murder in the shooting death of Timothy Chavis of Gaston. “Through our investigation, we were able to determine that Christopher Phillip Lambert shot and killed Mr. Chavis,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. Koon said the incident happened Sept. 7 […]