Former correctional officer charged with misconduct in office

A former correctional officer at the Lexington County Detention Center has been charged with misconduct in office for his alleged role in altercations with inmates last year. William Emerson Keel Jr., 29, failed to properly and faithfully discharge his official duties Aug. 1-24, 2017, according to an arrest warrant. Keel applied a neck restraint to […]

Multiple vehicles struck by objects on I-26

Deputies are investigating multiple incidents of vehicles struck by objects while traveling under an overpass on Interstate 26 Sunday night. “Between about 10:50 and right after midnight last night, we received four reports of objects striking vehicles traveling west on I-26 near the Old Wire Road overpass,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Fortunately, nobody […]

Lexington teen charged with having weapons on school campus

A 17-year-old Gray Collegiate Academy student is charged with having weapons on school grounds after two BB guns were found in his car parked on the school’s campus Thursday morning. Garrison Chambers is charged with two counts of carrying weapons on school property, according to arrest warrants. “A student shared a tip with the school […]

LCSD major crimes commander graduates from FBI National Academy

Capt. Hampton Taylor, commander of the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department’s major crimes unit, has graduated from the FBI’s National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. “Hampton’s completion of this prestigious national program will benefit the Sheriff’s Department and help us continue to provide our citizens with excellent law enforcement service,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “The […]