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 […]

Man arrested for assisted suicide

According to arrest warrants, Randy Gene Jones, 63, knowingly and willfully assisted in the suicide sometime between the afternoon of Dec. 20 and the morning of Dec. 21. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim as Karen Jones. Jones is also charged with malicious injury to property for destroying several items inside the […]

Teen arrested for stealing delivered packages from homes

Lexington County deputies have arrested an 18-year-old West Columbia resident for removing boxes from residential doorsteps shortly after the packages had been delivered. Ryan Andrew Huff has been charged with petit larceny in the theft of packages from more than two dozen homes on Dec. 18. Investigators said Huff had been a part-time seasonal employee […]