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Sheriff Koon, along with the men and women of the Lexington County Sheriff's Department, would like to express sincere condolences to our friends at the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office on the passing of Sheriff A. Lane Cribb.
Sheriff Cribb was a true giant in the law enforcement profession who cherished the opportunity to serve his community. He was elected Georgetown County's top law enforcement officer in 1992.
We extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and those who served alongside him at GCSO. ... See MoreSee Less
Sandhills Middle student accused of taking knife to school, threatening classmate
LEXINGTON, S.C. – An eighth grade student at Sandhills Middle School in Gaston is charged with threatening a student and carrying a weapon on school grounds.
A Lexington County school resource officer interviewed the male suspect, whose name will not be released because he’s under the age of 17, Thursday morning at the school.
“Administrators notified the SRO about the threat after they received word about a possible weapon on campus,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “A knife was found in the student’s book bag inside his locker.”
The SRO determined during his investigation the student presented the knife to a classmate in a threatening manner, according to Koon.
Koon said the investigation into the incident is ongoing. The teen will appear in Lexington County Family Court at a later date. ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
Please take a look at this info about one of our calls for service this morning. ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
Thanks to Rep. Micah Caskey and Rep. Chris Wooten for hosting the Lexington County Heroes Breakfast at Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church.
Serve & Connect's Kassy Alia Ray shared a great message of encouragement.
What a pleasure to serve such a supportive community. ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
Lexington man faces multiple drug, weapon charges
LEXINGTON, S.C. – Lexington County deputies have charged a man after tracing property reported as stolen back to his address, where they found drugs, guns and a commercial trailer with an altered vehicle identification number.
Michael Gerald Tart, 38, is charged with trafficking heroin, possession of less than a gram of cocaine, trafficking ice, possession of LSD, possession of anabolic steroids, operation of a chop shop, possession of body armor by a violent offender, possession of a stolen handgun, receiving stolen goods, unlawful possession of a firearm, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants.
“Deputies went to Tart’s home on McLee Road in Lexington in response to information they had gathered as part of a follow-up investigation related to stolen property,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Tart gave them consent to search his property after they explained why they were there.”
One of the deputies saw a U-Haul car hauler that was freshly painted green with marks on the trailer where the company typically places identification numbers, according to Koon.
“Investigators obtained a search warrant before searching Tart’s backyard,” Koon said. “During a search of Tart’s house, deputies found several firearms in plain view and illegal drugs inside a gun safe.”
Koon said Tart was arrested at the scene and transported to the Lexington County Detention Center. ... See MoreSee Less