Airport High student charged after gun found

A 15-year-old Airport High School student is being held by the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice after school administrators found an unloaded handgun in his backpack. The administrators became aware of the student possibly having a gun at school this morning, according to deputies. Administrators searched his belongings and discovered a .380 pistol, both […]

Sheriff Koon completes FBI executive training

Sheriff Jay Koon graduated from the 40th session of the FBI’s National Executive Institute last week. More than 40 senior law enforcement leaders from across the United States and around the world attended the class. The National Executive Institute is the FBI’s premier executive training initiative. For more than three decades, NEI has provided leadership […]

VIDEO: Deputies training with new life-saving tools

Lexington County deputies are practicing their version of the two-minute drill with new life-saving equipment they can use to treat themselves and others in the event of a serious injury. “Essentially, you have at times less than two minutes to do this and to treat yourself. If you can apply a tourniquet within 20 seconds, […]

Man and teen charged with making bombs

A Lexington County man and teenager have been charged with making homemade bombs after explosive materials were found at the man’s Leesville home. Peter John Munson, 57, was charged with possessing or threatening to use a destructive device, according to the arrest warrant. Munson turned himself in at the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department this morning. […]