Lexington County man wanted on murder charge

An arrest warrant for murder has been issued for a 22-year-old Swansea man suspected of fatally shooting a man Tuesday evening. “Our detectives have determined Jeremy Antonio Williams is a suspect in the homicide on South Hampton Road,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “He should be considered armed and dangerous.” Deputies responded to the […]

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department announces promotions and transfers

Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon recently promoted seven deputies, one civilian employee and transferred one deputy. Jay Bonnette, 40, has been promoted to criminal investigator. Bonnette, a resident of Orangeburg, previously served as a deputy in the south region, which is based near Pelion. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in April […]

Detectives investigate deadly shooting

Detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in the 100 block of South Hampton Road. A male victim died on the way to the hospital Tuesday evening. Crime scene investigators processed the scene and gathered potential evidence. Detectives responded to the scene and interviewed witnesses. Based on our investigation, the shooting wasn’t random. It appears to […]

Lexington County deputies, Pelion police investigating shooting

A Swansea man is recovering in jail from a gunshot wound he suffered during a burglary in Pelion Tuesday morning. Tommy Lee Hively, 34, was shot as he tried to break into a family member’s house in the 700 block of Fort Ridge Trail, according to deputies. Hively was arrested and transferred to the Lexington […]