LCSD recognized for DUI enforcement efforts

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety has recognized the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department for its efforts in 2015 to enforce the state’s DUI laws and remove impaired drivers from roadways. SCDPS named the 11th Circuit Law Enforcement Network, which includes 24 law enforcement agencies in Edgefield, Lexington, McCormick and Saluda counties, as the top […]

Gaston man charged with sexual conduct with minor

Donald Wade Hagood, 52, of Gaston has been charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 11 years of age. Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigators arrested Hagood on Tuesday. He’s being held in the Lexington County Detention Center while he awaits a bond hearing. According to South Carolina law, Hagood, if convicted, […]

Staying safe at work

When you go to work, don’t leave your crime prevention sense at home. Almost any crime that can happen at your home or in your neighborhood can happen in your workplace. As you read through the checklists, make sure the person responsible for your building, be it the owner, manager, or landlord, has taken care […]

Dynamite disposal scheduled in Lexington County

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department will be working with the State Law Enforcement Division and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives tomorrow morning to properly and safely dispose of 400 pounds of dynamite. This operation will feature dozens of loud blasts near Caney Branch Road in Leesville starting mid-morning Tuesday through most of the […]