Beware of phone calls from scam artists

It seems every few weeks we’re hearing from Lexington County residents who’ve received a phone call from someone claiming to be a Lexington County Sheriff’s Department deputy offering to help them with an old traffic ticket or get out of jury duty. There’s always a catch, of course, because these calls are from scammers…not deputies. […]

3 Lexington deputies honored by SC Sheriff’s Assoc.

The South Carolina Sheriff’s Association has awarded its Medal of Valor to three Lexington County deputies. Deputies Damon Prater, Thomas Smith and Scott Zylstra received the award at the association’s winter conference. The award is presented annually in recognition of an act of outstanding personal bravery performed in the line of duty. Deputy Prater received […]

Columbia man charged with murder

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives have charged a Columbia man with murder in connection with a December shooting death. According to arrest warrants, Camry Davonte Taylor, 20, fatally shot Felix Jamal Jones, 35, on Dec. 19. “Mr. Jones was shot multiple times at an apartment complex off Berryhill Road in the Columbia area of Lexington […]

4 things to tell your child about gun safety

As we move into the new year, a lot of us are trying out our new gadgets and gizmos that we got as Christmas gifts. For some of us, that means firing a new gun or helping a son or daughter with their first firearm. That brings to mind an important conversation I strongly recommend […]