4 arrested on drugs, weapons charges

Lexington County narcotics agents arrested three men and one woman Tuesday after executing a search warrant at a West Columbia home. Rashaun Benjamin Brown, 36, Deandra Demoris Favor, 32, Spencer Quanamain Frasier Jr, 26 and Amircle Betrell Wright, 29, are charged with illegally possessing drugs and weapons. “Investigators were at a home on Charleston Highway […]

Safely heating your car this winter

It seems like it’s taken a bit longer this year, but cooler weather is finally upon us. Now that temperatures are dipping, it will be more common to see people warming up their cars. While this is OK to do, it does pose risks. Getting out of your warm bed – not to mention getting […]

SC police group names LCSD top agency

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association presented the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department with its Excellence in Law Enforcement award Nov. 7 at the association’s annual training conference. “The SCLEOA Excellence in Law Enforcement award is a testament to the great men and women who work throughout our entire department,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon […]

Woman dies after collapsing in Lexington County jail

A Columbia woman who collapsed at the Lexington County Detention Center after her arrest last week died Saturday following a brief hospitalization, according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher. The coroner identified the woman as 38-year-old Aisha Jamilah Abdul-Khaliq. “We extend our condolences to Ms. Abdul Khaliq’s family members as they deal with her passing,” […]