Lexington County Detention Center to test emergency siren

Correctional officers at the Lexington County Detention Center will test the facility’s emergency warning siren system July 14 at approximately 11:30 a.m. The system is intended to alert homes and businesses near the detention center at 521 Gibson Road in the event of an emergency situation, such as an escape. The test tone will sound […]

Former Lexington County deputy arrested

Agents of the State Law Enforcement Division have arrested a former Lexington County deputy and a former Columbia Metropolitan Airport Department of Public Safety officer in connection with the removal of items from a shed at a Lexington County residence. After conducting a court-ordered eviction in February, former deputy Willie Womble, 36, instructed Jesse Gregg […]

Woman arrested after leaving kids in car

Lexington County deputies have charged a woman with unlawful conduct toward a child after she left two children inside a car while she went into a store. “Based on our investigation and witness statements, Maria Rivas-Velazques left a 5-year-old girl and a 23-month-old boy in her running car for about 12 minutes,” Lexington County Sheriff […]

Make a family emergency plan

We’re a couple of weeks into hurricane season and the thought of a storm making its way to Lexington County should be more than enough to prompt you to come up with a family emergency plan. Hurricane Hugo was still packing quite a punch in 1989 when it blew through the Midlands on its way […]