Deputies searching for suspect in West Columbia fatal shooting

An arrest warrant has been issued for the man investigators said is responsible for a West Columbia homicide Aug. 24. Jamal Devonate Coburn, 26, has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Corey Jamison, according to arrest warrants. “Through our investigation, detectives were able to determine Coburn was at the scene when Jamison […]

Pelion man charged with breaking into church

A Pelion man is charged with breaking into a church after deputies say he forced his way inside to steal an instrument Aug. 18. Christopher Lee Williams, 33, is charged with second-degree burglary, according to arrest warrants. “Surveillance video captured Williams using a tool to pry the back door of the Dolorosa Worship Center open. […]

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department announces promotions and transfers

Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon recently promoted eight deputies, and one correctional officer, transferred one deputy and appointed another. Graham Chrisley has been promoted to field training officer in the Lexington County Detention Center. Chrisley, a resident of Lexington, previously served as a correctional officer. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in […]

Safe trips to and from school

We’re in the midst of that week many students have dreaded all summer: it’s back to school week in Lexington County. Maybe you plan to drive your children to school these first few days so you can walk them in and make sure they know exactly where to go. But when the trek to the […]