Detectives bust illegal massage parlors

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigators have busted three massage parlors as part of an undercover operation targeting prostitution. Four workers associated with the Sunset Spa and the Relax Massage in Lexington and the Palmetto Sun Massage in West Columbia have been charged with prostitution. -Sun Ah Cho, 34 -Ae Seon Lee, 47 -Ok J Park, […]

Man charged with homicide of his wife

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives have charged Sean Patrick Peters with murder in the shooting death of his estranged wife, Rachel Naomi Peters. According to arrest warrants, Mr. Peters, 37, unlawfully entered Mrs. Peters’ residence in the 4200 block of Greenwood Drive in West Columbia and fatally shot her. “Deputies responded to the home after […]

Two men arrested for school break-in

Two Lexington County men have been arrested on charges stemming from a burglary at Gilbert Elementary School and another burglary at a business near the school. According to arrest warrants, Gary Ryan Lybrand and Kameron O’Brine Swygert, both 18, have been charged with multiple counts of burglary and criminal conspiracy along with one count each […]

Two arrested for credit card fraud

Thanks in large part to a strong response from the public, Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigators have identified and charged one of the individuals connected with a credit card fraud case. Xanthe Amanda Smith, 28, is facing multiple charges of financial fraud. According to arrest warrants, Smith has been charged with four counts of financial […]