Deputies investigating overnight fatal shooting

Lexington County deputies are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at a Gaston home early Wednesday morning. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the victim as Malcolm Jones, 27, of Gaston. “We’re working to determine more about the incident but, based on information we’ve gathered so far, we don’t believe this was a random act,” […]

Removing your keys is key

Motor vehicles are the primary mode of transportation for most of us, and often, an indispensable part of our lives. But what would happen if yours suddenly disappeared? Vehicle theft is a very expensive crime, with the cost of stolen vehicles pegged at more than $4.1 billion – that’s billion with a “B.” There were […]

5 Lexington County correctional officers receive national certification

Five Lexington County correctional officers have been designated as Certified Correctional Supervisors by the American Correctional Association and Commission on Correctional Certification. Correctional officers Lori Bailey and James Davenport, and sergeants Eliza Davis, William Holley and Walter Todd completed the requirements to become certified in December. “This program is designed for individuals at the ‘mid-management’ […]

Former Lexington County Sheriff Lewis McCarty dies at 76

A. Lewis McCarty, whose law enforcement career in Lexington County spanned more than three decades, has died at the age of 76. “Sheriff McCarty had an incredible influence on me as a law enforcement officer and leader,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “He touched many others in the profession and had a hand in […]