Monthly Archives: May 2019

Share the Road and Save a Life

Sheriff Jay Koon May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. With the weather heating up and more people on vacation, the roads are getting busier and our attention spans shorter. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is partnering with Lexington County Sheriff’s Department to remind all motorists to Share the Road to help keep motorcyclists…
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Woman, man accused of plotting deadly home invasion

A Lexington woman and a Columbia man have been charged and declared co-defendants in connection with a home invasion that led to the shooting death of a child. Linda Lyn Monette, 23, who was in the home at the time of the crime, is charged with murder, attempted murder, criminal conspiracy, burglary and armed robbery,…
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Columbia man charged with murder in his mother’s stabbing death

Lexington County deputies arrested and charged a Columbia man with murder in the fatal stabbing of his mother Friday. The victim was identified as 60-year-old Jocelyn Murray, according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher. J.W. Hayes Jr., 40, is charged with murder and possessing a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants. “Based…
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Man and woman arrested after Gaston drug seizure

Lexington County narcotics agents arrested two people and seized a large quantity of meth, cash and a gun after executing a search warrant at a Gaston home last week. Daniel Scott Burgess, 35, is charged with trafficking meth and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, according to warrants. Jessica Nicole Geohagan, 27, is charged…
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