North Charleston man facing multiple charges after crime spree

A North Charleston man has been arrested and charged after a series of crimes at three Lexington County businesses. John Dytrych, 29, is charged with two counts of kidnapping, armed robbery, carjacking, possessing a weapon during a violent crime and attempting to purchase more than nine grams of pseudoephedrine in 30 days, according to arrest […]

VIDEO: How deputies train for the unthinkable

An active shooter situation can happen in the blink of an eye. “Nowhere is immune to it happening, no state, no city,” said Capt. Hampton Taylor of the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. “Nobody ever thought it would happen to them until it does so it’s critical that we build those relationships, those communication channels and […]

Playing it safe on Halloween

Halloween might be a fun holiday for kids, but for we parents, trick-or-treat time can be a little scary. Concerns about children’s safety—whether they are out in the neighborhood or back at home with bags of goodies—can strike fear in an adult’s heart. But not to worry! Following a few safety tips will ensure that […]

Have a conversation with your kids about drugs

We had a great community event Sunday night at Mount Horeb United Methodist Church. Lexington School District One Superintendent Greg Little, Acting U.S. Attorney Beth Drake and representatives from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration joined me at a screening of “Chasing the Dragon.” The FBI and the DEA produced the documentary film to warn […]