Suspect charged in four robberies at same store

A West Columbia man faces multiple charges in connection to four armed robberies at the same convenience store. Darryl Stephon Walker, 26, was armed with a pistol when he robbed the Scotchman in the 2900 block of Sunset Boulevard four times between October 2015 and May 2016, according to arrest warrants. “Walker is also charged […]

Jailbreak 5K Run & Walk set for May 28

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation are co-hosting the 10th Jailbreak 5K Run & Walk on May 28. “Over the past nine years, more than 4,500 participants of all ages and fitness levels have gathered in Lexington to enjoy a morning of fun and friendly competition,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay […]

Leesville woman charged in hospital accidental shooting

A concealed weapon charge has been filed against a woman in connection with the discharge of a handgun inside Lexington Medical Center. Angelia Swygert Hawes, a 58-year-old concealed weapons permit holder from Leesville, is charged with carrying a concealable weapon into a restricted place. South Carolina’s concealed weapons permit statute notes a “hospital, medical clinic, doctor’s […]

Lexington County man charged with murder in son’s shooting death

A family argument has resulted in a father fatally shooting his son at their Gaston home late Tuesday afternoon. “Based on our investigation, this was an argument between family members that escalated into a confrontation and ended with a fatal shot,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Our detectives made an arrest near the home […]