Monthly Archives: November 2016

More charges for suspect in fatal Thanksgiving Day shooting

A man charged with a fatal Thanksgiving Day shooting in Gaston is facing additional charges related to the incident. Michael Larone Williams, 28, of Gaston is charged with attempted murder, possessing a weapon during a violent crime and possessing a weapon after being convicted of a violent felony, according to arrest warrants. Williams was previously…
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Craigslist deal becomes robbery

A man who planned to buy a car from a stranger he met online was instead robbed at gunpoint Saturday night. The victim told Lexington County deputies he had arranged to pay 28-year-old Justin Allen Penzes for a car Penzes listed on Craigslist. “The men were supposed meet at a truck stop but Penzes called…
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Tips for shopping safely, avoiding fraud

There’s still food and football left to be enjoyed this Thanksgiving, but the holiday shopping season is already underway as retailers try to get a jump on Black Friday sales. “This time of year brings with it concerns for safety and security,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Big crowds and extended store hours create…
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Stop speeding before it stops you

During 2015, more than 9,500 lives were lost across America in speeding-related traffic crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Because of this, we’re determined to help save lives by reminding all drivers to stay alert, to watch for and then to obey all posted speed limits, especially along the rural roads throughout…
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