Monthly Archives: November 2015

Suspicious fires prompt Gilbert alert

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is encouraging residents in a Gilbert neighborhood to be on alert after a string of suspicious fires this month. “Three suspicious fires have been reported to us in recent days and they’re all under investigation,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “The first fire damaged a mailbox near West Drake.…
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Lexington woman charged with arson, attempted murder

A Lexington County woman is facing charges after a fire destroyed a house on Rollingwood Drive. According to arrest warrants, Monica Lynn Calderwood, 29, set fire to a family member’s home late on Nov. 18 while she and three other individuals were inside. Calderwood has been charged with three counts of attempted murder and one…
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Motel robbery suspect arrested, more suspects sought

A Columbia man is facing multiple charges in connection with armed robberies at two Lexington County motels last month. According to arrest warrants, Carlos L’Eric Jaquan Smith, 19, was armed with a pistol when he robbed the Quality Inn on Piney Grove Road Oct. 6 and the Red Roof Inn off Saint Andrews Road Oct.…
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Detectives seek to identify burglary suspects

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigators are working to identify suspects in a burglary at a Saint Andrews area apartment complex. According to detectives, three suspects broke into an apartment on Fernandina Road and stole electronics. Security cameras captured images of two of the suspects as they entered the apartment on Oct. 22. Anyone who can…
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