Man arrested for financial fraud

An Irmo man has been charged with larceny and two counts of financial fraud after making a purchase with a stolen debit card, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department announced today. According to arrest warrants, Frank Owens Turner Jr. took cash, several credit cards and a debit card from a vehicle on Pitney Road. Security cameras […]

Woman sentenced for bomb threat

A Gaston woman pleaded guilty today to calling in a bomb threat last year to Lexington County’s Marc H. Westbrook Judicial Center. Julie Ann Riddle-Gonzalez, 64, said she called in the threat in October 2014 to avoid going to court to face a fraudulent check charge. The building was evacuated and no bomb was found. […]

Man Arrested for Murder

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives have charged a Gaston man with murder in the shooting death of Madison Leavitt of North Myrtle Beach. According to arrest warrants, James Richard Elledge Jr., 25, fatally shot Leavitt Nov. 7 when he fired a handgun into the vehicle in which she was riding on Cross Field Road in […]

Credit Card Fraud Investigation

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives are asking for the public’s help as they continue work on a credit card fraud investigation. Investigators said four unidentified suspects are wanted in connection with the theft and illegal use of credit cards that have been used in more than $11,000 worth of fraudulent purchases at stores across the […]