Lexington man charged with attempted murder

Deputies arrested a man early Thursday morning after responding to a stabbing that happened during a domestic incident on Cochin Court. Ezra Foster, 32, is charged with attempted murder and possessing a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants. “According to information we gathered at the scene, Foster attacked the victim with a […]

Lexington deputies capture man wanted by feds

Deputies apprehended a man wanted on a federal charge Tuesday after an hourslong search near Lake Murray. Brandon Gentle, 32, was wanted on a federal court bond violation out of Huntsville, Alabama. The original charge for which he’d received bond is conspiracy to distribute dangerous drugs-prescription narcotics. “One of our deputies responded to a call […]

3 men arrested after separate Sunday night shootings

Three men are under arrest after two unrelated shooting incidents Sunday in the Columbia area of Lexington County. Garrie Brown, 27, and Channing Dixon, 26, are charged with burglary, criminal conspiracy and possessing a weapon during a violent crime after shots were fired during an attempted robbery shortly after 5:30 Sunday evening inside an apartment […]

Man and woman charged with faking her kidnapping

A Lexington County woman has been arrested in Florida after admitting she was not kidnapped, but willingly crisscrossed four states this week with a homeless traveling companion. Melanie Martin, 40, and Andrew Douglas, 28, are charged with blackmail for conspiring to lead Martin’s husband to believe Douglas kidnapped her, according to arrest warrants. Martin’s husband […]