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 […]

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 […]