Category Archives: News Releases

Two charged in fatal shooting

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigators have served arrest warrants for murder on two men in connection with the Aug. 9 fatal shooting at Rolling Meadows mobile home park in West Columbia. According to the warrants, Ricky Lamont Esaw fatally shot Hector Vasquez after robbing him. Wilfred Akeem Pitts Jr. shot Vasquez’ son. “Our detectives recovered…
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Homicide Investigation

LEXINGTON, S.C. – Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives are conducting a homicide investigation after a fatal shooting Sunday night in the Rolling Meadows mobile home park. “This incident followed an earlier robbery last night in the same mobile home park and started in the same way,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Two black men…
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Jailbreak Escape

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation invites you to join us for a morning of fun and competition at the “Jailbreak Escape Urban Challenge Run”. Date: Saturday, August 22, 2015 Where: Lexington County Sheriff’s Department 521 Gibson Rd., Lexington, SC (Call 803-785-8230 for directions) Time: 6:15 am packet pick up and late registration begin 8:00 am…
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Deputies Seek 3rd Suspect

[gallery columns="2" link="none" ids="2188,2189"] LEXINGTON, S.C. – Lexington County investigators want the public’s help identifying the third suspect in a Gaston home invasion. Two suspects have been arrested on multiple charges related to the incident. According to arrest warrants, 22-year-old Gerald Howell of Swansea faces five counts of armed robbery, five counts of kidnapping, one count of…
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