Crime

ALERT for City of Columbia water-tester impersonator

Press Release from the City of Columbia: Columbia residents are being urged to be on alert for someone impersonating a City of Columbia Water Maintenance employee. COC has received questions concerning whether city staff goes door to door requesting to test customer’s water. City staff would only do this if requested by the customer. The City does collect samples every…

SLED investigating officer-involved shooting in Cayce

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) reports that it is investigating a Sunday night shooting that involves a Department of Public Safety officer. Cayce Public Safety (Photo by Terry Ward.) Officers were called to a report of shots fired at a home Sunday night, according to the SLED report. At the site, officers became involved in a confrontation with…

Lexington woman charged with attempted murder in domestic dispute

An argument between a girlfriend and boyfriend ended this past weekend with the man injured and the woman behind bars, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. Lexington County deputies said they arrested a woman Saturday in connection with a shooting at a Lexington home. Angie Jennifer Stone, 39, was charged with one count of attempted murder and one count…

4 charged in Lexington County vehicle break-ins

Four men are behind bars and facing a slew of charges in connection with a series of car break-ins in a Lexington County subdivision, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department announced Thursday. Stanley Lamont Sanders (clockwise from top left), Tyreese Dwan Glascho, Paris Malik Moody and Franklin Peon Briggs Jr. Tyreese Dwan Glascho, Paris Malik Moody, Stanley Lamont Sanders and Franklin…

Lexington deputies arrest suspect in Lake Murray double shooting

An Irmo man has been arrested in connection with a shooting Monday night in which two women were wounded at a Lake Murray apartment complex. Tashonby Pedrick Wilson Tashonby Pedrick Wilson, 31, was charged Tuesday with two counts of attempted murder, one count of illegally possessing a firearm during a violent crime and one count of the possession of a…

Man accused of assaulting girlfriend, setting her car on fire

Lexington County deputies arrested a man Monday night in connection with an assault and a fire that heavily damaged a house near Lake Murray. Jeremiah Humphries Jeremiah Humphries, 36, is charged with domestic violence of a high-and-aggravated nature and two counts of third degree arson, according to arrest warrants. “Based on witness statements gathered during our investigation, Humphries assaulted his…

3 arrested in connection with string of robberies

A man and a woman have been arrested and a juvenile is in custody after three weekend robberies in Lexington County. Wesley Alexander Wesley Alexander Anderson, 17, and Jasmine Taylor, 18, are charged with five counts of armed robbery. They are accused of holding up a total of five people at three locations, according to arrest warrants. Jasmine Taylor Detectives…

Teen sisters arrested, charged after pepper spray incident on school bus

Two teenage sisters, a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old, have been arrested following an incident involving pepper spray on a school bus in which more than 20 students were taken to the hospital. According to Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, the teens were on a school bus on their way to school around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday when a verbal altercation began…

Deputies say argument over $1 led to fatal shooting

Two teenagers have been arrested, and one faces a murder charge in connection with a fatal shooting. And, according to deputies, it all happened because of an argument over a dollar. Jermaine Dupri Davis and and Terrance Malik Harris, both 17, face multiple charges in the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Zaire Janyi Franklin on Aug. 5. Harris was arrested by Richland…

Sheriff warns residents of phone scammers

Richland County residents are urged to be wary of scammers who claim to be collecting fines from missed court appearances. A Cayce woman received a call earlier this week from a suspect who told her she failed to appear in federal court and owed two payments of $495. The woman was told the transaction would take place at the Richland…