Sheriff Koon planning for eclipse weekend

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is taking extra measures to ensure the safety of the county’s residents and visitors during the upcoming total eclipse weekend. “We’ve carefully planned for not just the day of the eclipse, but the entire weekend leading up to it,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “We’ll be in constant contact […]

A warning about the dangers of heatstroke

I write this blog entry as a concerned parent as much as your sheriff. One child dies from heatstroke nearly every 10 days in the United States from being left in a car or crawling into an unlocked vehicle. What is most tragic is that every single one of these deaths could have been prevented. […]

VIDEO: LCSD to sponsor Timberlake Youth Triathlon

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is partnering with Timberlake Plantation and the Timberlake Country Club to sponsor the seventh annual Timberlake Youth Triathlon in Chapin Aug. 26.   Children 12 and under will compete at the Timberlake Country Club in five different categories tailored to their age group. Children 5 and under will swim 10 […]

Husband of woman previously charged in daughter’s death also arrested

A Lexington man was arrested Tuesday evening on the same charge his wife faces in connection to the death of the couple’s 4-year-old daughter last month. David Lance Steadman, 24, is charged with homicide by child abuse, according to warrants. “Based on evidence collected since the death of the child, investigators believe Steadman returned home […]