Robbery Suspects Sought

A pair of suspects in the armed robbery of a Lexington County business are also wanted for attempting to fraudulently use checks reported as stolen from the same business. According to Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives, two Hispanic males robbed the La Gaviota Grocery on Augusta Highway on Jan. 10. The suspects took some cash and […]

Abandoned houses, vacant property can attract crime

Vacant houses and property attract, and often become a haven for, criminal activity. Even though we’re a few years removed from the financial crisis that led to an increase in real estate foreclosures, there are still a number of vacant houses across Lexington County. We’ve seen criminals vandalize and steal from vacant homes to get […]

Columbia man charged in three crimes

A Columbia man faces multiple charges in connection to three incidents that happened in Lexington County over the holiday weekend. According to arrest warrants, James Lee Williams, 28, has been charged with attempted murder, burglary, grand larceny and possessing a weapon during a violent crime for his role in a stabbing late Sunday night in […]

Investigators seek help identifying suspects

Investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department are asking for the public’s help as they work to identify two individuals related to a financial fraud case. Two men presented and attempted to cash a check on Dec. 8 at the First Citizens Bank in the 2800 block of Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia. The two […]