Sheriff promotes two deputies

Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon recently promoted two deputies. Eric Kirkland, 46, has been promoted to serve as a sergeant over resident deputies and code enforcement officers in the department’s north patrol region, which is based near Irmo. Kirkland, a native of Denmark, South Carolina, previously served as a detective in the department’s major crimes […]

Man charged with attempted murder

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives have charged a West Columbia man with attempted murder after a man was stabbed at a party earlier this month. According to the arrest warrant, Alexander Christopher Eagans got into a scuffle Sept. 13 during a party at a residence in the 400 block of Bushberry Road in Pelion. The […]

Investigators make drug arrests

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department narcotics agents have made two arrests after a monthlong undercover investigation. Demetrius Summers and Latesha Boykin have been arrested on multiple drug and weapons charges. Both Summers and Boykin face charges for trafficking and distributing drugs, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, possession of a stolen […]

Man Arrested for Role in Escape

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigators have arrested a Columbia man on multiple charges related to the escape of an inmate who was serving in a work release program. According to arrest warrants, 45-year-old Ronald Joseph Bonnette aided in the escape of S.C. Department of Corrections inmate Gene Carroll Rutland. Bonnette also provided drugs to Rutland […]