Columbia man charged in three crimes

A Columbia man faces multiple charges in connection to three incidents that happened in Lexington County over the holiday weekend. According to arrest warrants, James Lee Williams, 28, has been charged with attempted murder, burglary, grand larceny and possessing a weapon during a violent crime for his role in a stabbing late Sunday night in […]

Investigators seek help identifying suspects

Investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department are asking for the public’s help as they work to identify two individuals related to a financial fraud case. Two men presented and attempted to cash a check on Dec. 8 at the First Citizens Bank in the 2800 block of Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia. The two […]

3 Lexington deputies honored by SC Sheriff’s Assoc.

The South Carolina Sheriff’s Association has awarded its Medal of Valor to three Lexington County deputies. Deputies Damon Prater, Thomas Smith and Scott Zylstra received the award at the association’s winter conference. The award is presented annually in recognition of an act of outstanding personal bravery performed in the line of duty. Deputy Prater received […]

Columbia man charged with murder

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives have charged a Columbia man with murder in connection with a December shooting death. According to arrest warrants, Camry Davonte Taylor, 20, fatally shot Felix Jamal Jones, 35, on Dec. 19. “Mr. Jones was shot multiple times at an apartment complex off Berryhill Road in the Columbia area of Lexington […]