VIDEO: A family’s close call

For hours one Friday last month, Michelle Sarokas and her husband had no idea where their 12-year-old son, Saylor, was. His wallet and cell phone were in their Gilbert home, but his flip flops were missing. That’s when they called the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. “We didn’t know what happened; it was the scariest day […]

VIDEO: LCSD co-sponsoring Timberlake Youth Triathlon

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is partnering with Timberlake Plantation and the Timberlake Country Club to sponsor the sixth annual Timberlake Youth Triathlon in Chapin on Aug. 27. Children 12 and under will compete at the Timberlake Country Club in five different categories tailored to their age group. Children five and under will swim 10 meters, […]

10 deputies, correctional officer promoted

Sheriff Jay Koon recently promoted 10 deputies and one correctional officer. Jonathan Brock, 33, has been promoted to narcotics investigator. Brock, a resident of Gaston, previously served as a resident deputy in the department’s south patrol region, which is based near Pelion. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in January 2012. Elizabeth […]

Jailbreak Escape registrations being accepted

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation are accepting registrations for the Jailbreak Escape Urban Challenge Run to be held Aug. 20 at the Lexington County Soccer Complex off Gibson Road. “The annual obstacle course race is a 3.1 mile run with obstacles and crossfit-style exercises designed to challenge participants of […]