Lexington County Sheriff issues scam alert

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is warning the public about scam telephone calls from people claiming to be law enforcement officers. “Our investigators have received numerous reports of scammers impersonating law enforcement officers over the phone offering to take care of legal matters for a fee,” Lexington Sheriff Jay Koon said. “They often mention outstanding […]

Lexington man arrested on murder charge

LEXINGTON, S.C. – Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigators have charged a Gaston man with murder in the fatal beating of Joanne White Taylor. According to arrest warrants, 41-year-old Peter Lynn Coffey killed Taylor at her Gaston home sometime between Aug. 7-9. Coffey is also charged with sexually assaulting Taylor. “Physical evidence connects Coffey to the […]

Two men arrested on murder charges

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department has arrested and charged two men with murder. Charles Alton Morehouse and Wiley Eugene Sisk, both of Lexington, face murder charges in connection with the Aug. 3 shooting death of James David Porter III along Old Orangeburg Road. “Our detectives determined Morehouse and Sisk were both at the scene when […]

Two charged in fatal shooting

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigators have served arrest warrants for murder on two men in connection with the Aug. 9 fatal shooting at Rolling Meadows mobile home park in West Columbia. According to the warrants, Ricky Lamont Esaw fatally shot Hector Vasquez after robbing him. Wilfred Akeem Pitts Jr. shot Vasquez’ son. “Our detectives recovered […]