Teen accused of threatening school shooting detained

A Chapin High School student has been charged with disturbing schools, breach of peace and malicious injury to real property. Lexington County investigators detained the male suspect, whose name will not be released because he’s under the age of 17, Wednesday morning at the school. He’s being held by the South Carolina Department of Juvenile […]

Lexington County deputies charge man in Gaston shooting

A Columbia man faces a handful of charges after a Saturday evening shooting on Havenwood Drive in Gaston. Michael Eugene Parker, 37, is charged with attempted murder, first and second degree assault and battery, domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, possession of a weapon by […]

Columbia man charged with murder in January shooting death

Lexington County deputies have arrested Eddie Louis Bass III in connection with a shooting death last month at a Gaston home. Bass, a 29-year-old Columbia resident, fatally shot a man in the head Jan. 31 at a home in the 500 block of Blackville Road, according to arrest warrants. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified […]

Sheriff Koon launches effort to recruit, retain employees

The Lexington County Council has approved a program Sheriff Jay Koon will start immediately to help his department recruit and retain employees. Koon presented details of a monetary incentive package during council’s meeting Tuesday evening. This initiative is the first phase of a comprehensive recruitment and retention plan that was submitted in the requested budget […]