Deputies search for two men involved in armed robbery

Deputies are searching for two men who attempted to rob a Lexington County business Wednesday night. According to the clerk, the two men entered the C Mart on Two Notch Road around 9 p.m. wearing sweatshirts, masks and gloves. The victim told deputies the men struck her, pointed a gun and demanded money from the […]

Woman charged with kidnapping, child neglect

A Columbia woman has been charged with kidnapping and unlawful neglect of a child after forcing her mother and two children out of a home and into a car at gunpoint. Lauren Barnhardt, 32, restricted the movement of her mother and stepfather Tuesday morning when she unlawfully pointed a firearm at them, according to arrest […]

VIDEO: Staying safe while you shop

According to retail experts’ predictions, we’re in the midst of the holiday season’s busiest shopping days. As you shop for those final gifts on your list it’s important to stay alert to protect yourself and your valuables. With the big crowds inside stores, it only takes a quick moment for a bad guy to grab […]

Crime prevention goes a long way during holidays

We’re in the heart of the Christmas season. Long lines in stores and congested traffic on the roads are things all of us will have to deal with over the next 10 days or so. At the Sheriff’s Department, we’re also thinking about people who’d rather rob someone and take off with money that doesn’t […]