Deputies arrest suspect in overnight fatal shooting

A Gaston woman has been arrested and charged with murder in connection to a fatal shooting early this morning in southern Lexington County. Chesnee Labri Mattress, 23, is also charged with possessing a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the victim as Annette Riley, 44, of […]

Domestic violence threatens society

You’ll be hearing and reading a lot about domestic violence awareness this month. I’d like to use this edition of my blog to discuss this issue and share with you how domestic violence threatens the fabric of society. First, the definition—domestic violence stems from one person’s need to control another in order to feel powerful. […]

VIDEO: K-9 handler teamed with former partner’s brother after medical retirement

Lexington County K-9 handler Adam Clayton and his partner, Bady, were finally in a comfortable working rhythm when the dog contracted an illness that forced him to medically retire earlier this year. “In the beginning it was hurtful because I know he has so much more to do, so many more things to accomplish,” Clayton […]