Training, preparedness key to successful train response

Prepare for the worst, but hope for the best: that’s what training is about. Ensuring you’re ready for any and all scenarios is the backbone of not only law enforcement agencies, but also all emergency operations. At the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, we have a training division whose sole focus is to continuously learn and […]

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department announces promotions, transfer

Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon has announced the promotion of eight deputies and one civilian employee, as well as the transfer of one deputy. Travis Bass, 43, has been promoted to patrol sergeant in the department’s north region, which is based near Irmo. Bass, a resident of Lexington, previously served as a school resource officer. […]

3 arrested on drugs, weapons charges

Lexington County narcotics agents arrested two men and one woman this week after executing a search warrant at a Lexington home. Michelle Eisinger, 42, is charged with possessing and trafficking illegal drugs. Jason Rivers Jr., 30, is charged with illegally possessing a firearm and failing to register as a sex offender. Kevin Vinson Jr., 36, […]

Teens arrested, found with stolen items from car break-ins after pursuit

Two teens arrested after a short pursuit Thursday night were in a stolen car with items related to a series of car break-ins, according to deputies. Zykese Howell (above left), 17, of Columbia is charged with possession of a stolen vehicle worth more than $10,000 and disturbing a school. Two minors and a 17-year-old male […]