Burglary suspect caught in restaurant cooler

A Columbia man surrendered to deputies inside a walk-in cooler after tripping a burglar alarm at a Lexington County restaurant. Michael Davis, 33, of Columbia was arrested Monday morning at Zorba’s Greek Restaurant on Saint Andrews Road, according to warrants. “Deputies responded to the alarm and found a door pried open,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay […]

VIDEO: Drug take-back event set for Oct. 22

Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in our country and the majority of teenagers abusing them are getting the pills from inside their own homes. This Saturday, you have a chance to safely dispose of your old or unwanted medications at Operation Take Back hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration. There are 4,700 collection […]

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department announces promotions and transfers

Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon recently promoted six deputies, two civilian employees and transferred two deputies and two correctional officers. Tammy Chandler, 48, has been promoted to project coordinator in human resources. Chandler, a resident of Lexington, previously served as a human resources specialist. She was hired in April 2013. Steve Collins, 47, has been […]

Deputies arrest fugitive wanted for seven years

Investigators have arrested a man wanted for violating conditions of his parole from a Florida prison seven years ago. “Jose Antonio Gonzales had assumed a number of different identities while he was on the run,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “He’s been living in West Columbia as Hector Acosta for about two years.” Gonzales […]