Category Archives: News Releases

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…
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West Columbia Man Charged with Murder

LEXINGTON, S.C. – Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives have charged a West Columbia man with murder in the shooting death of Timothy Chavis of Gaston. “Through our investigation, we were able to determine that Christopher Phillip Lambert shot and killed Mr. Chavis,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. Koon said the incident happened Sept. 7…
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Suspect in Domino’s Robbery Arrested

Lexington County investigators have arrested a man on multiple charges in connection with the armed robbery of a Midlands Domino’s Pizza location. According to arrest warrants, 24-year-old Sean Larmont Stroman of Columbia robbed the Domino’s in the 500 block of Saint Andrews Road while armed with a pistol. Stroman faces armed robbery, weapons possession and…
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Law Enforcement Career Seminar

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department will conduct a career seminar Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. in the department’s training center at 521 Gibson Road in Lexington. “This event is designed for those hoping to start a career in corrections and law enforcement,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Attendees will have an opportunity to speak…
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