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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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Child fatally shot during reported home invasion

Lexington County deputies are searching for a man after a child was fatally shot during a reported home invasion early Tuesday morning in the 100 block of Cedar Vale Drive. Investigators said they are seeking community tips related to the identity of a man who drove away from the Cedar Vale Drive scene after shots…
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