Gaston man charged with murder, arson in Cedarcrest Drive fire

Lexington County deputies have arrested Robert Dumon Johnson in connection to the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a Cedarcrest Drive house damaged by fire early Thursday morning. Johnson fatally stabbed a man and a woman before intentionally setting fire to their home, according to arrest warrants. The 34-year-old suspect is charged […]

Investigators seek robbery suspects

    Detectives have turned to the public for help in an armed robbery investigation. Surveillance video (embedded below) from the POPS convenience store in the 2800 block of Emanuel Church Road shows three young black male suspects as they rob a clerk about 5:30 last Friday morning. According to information gathered at the scene […]

Before summer travel, secure vehicles and other items

Choosing the perfect travel destination is only one step in preparing for summer vacation. Following common sense crime prevention tips can go a long way in making sure your dream vacation doesn’t end abruptly when you return home. “We typically see an increase in thefts when summertime arrives,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “That’s […]

SLED recognizes LCSD K9 unit

The State Law Enforcement Division has presented its Distinguished Associate Award to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department’s K9 team. The award notes LCSD’s significant contribution to the SLED Tracking Unit in the form of customized training assistance to a SLED special agent and his K9. “This award represents the strong relationship between SLED and the […]