Community tip leads to arrest of fugitive

Deputies have arrested a Swansea man wanted for obstructing justice during an ongoing homicide investigation. Daiquan Lamont Brooks is charged with tampering with evidence at the scene of an April 29 homicide on Meadowfield Road in Gaston, according to arrest warrants. “To make this arrest less than 24 hours after we sought help from the […]

Two men charged in car thefts

Two Midlands men are charged in the theft of multiple cars. Bailey Todd Vanmansart (above left), 20, of West Columbia is charged with four counts of grand larceny, one count of petit larceny and one count of criminal conspiracy, according to arrest warrants. Brandon Edward Smith (above right), 26, of Columbia is charged with a […]

Investigators seek fugitive connected to homicide

Deputies are searching for a Swansea man wanted for obstructing justice during an active homicide investigation. “We’d like to talk with Daiquan Lamont Brooks about the April 29 fatal shooting of Ryan Williams on Meadowfield Drive in Gaston,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “We’re confident he can provide valuable information to us that will […]

Be safe with fireworks

It’s always fun to see roadside fireworks stands pop up across the county. When they make their twice-a-year appearances, you know good times with family are on the way. That’s why I’m reminding you about fireworks safety in this blog entry. The thrill of fireworks can also bring pain, and even death. In 2014, the […]