Crime

Former USC football hopeful, Demetris Summers, gets 8 years

Demetris Summers (LCDC Photo) Demetris Summers, a 33-year-old Lexington County native, was sentenced to eight years in prison and fined $50,000 for Trafficking, Manufacturing and Distributing Crack Cocaine throughout Lexington County. The sentence was imposed on Friday, by the Honorable Jocelyn Newman. Summers was a promising running back who played at Lexington High School. He was recruited by then-University of…

23-year-old sentenced to 30 years in dog dispute murder

Jeffrey O. Kight, Jr., 23, pleaded guilty to murder, Monday, to shooting and killing William Rush Falls, 56. The 11th Curcuit Solicitor’s Office was prepared to begin the murder trial in Lexington County before the plea, according to a news release Monday. Kight was 19 at the time of his arrest. (LCSD Photo) The shooting occurred around 6:45 am on…

Columbia Police investigate deadly overnight shooting

Columbia Police Officers continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding a deadly overnight shooting. Shortly before 2 a.m., Saturday, officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of Candwenn Court for a burglary call and saw signs of a home break-in. When they entered the house to investigate further, they found a man deceased. Officers also learned that several electronics were stolen…

Gaston teenager charged in connection with beating an elderly woman

A Gaston teenager has been charged as an adult with attempted murder in connection with the beating of an elderly woman. The 16-year-old entered the victim’s Dixiana Drive home March 15 and hit her multiple times with a metal baseball bat, according to arrest warrants. Detectives said the suspect stole the victim’s car after the assault. He’s also charged with burglary…

Arrest made in case of woman fatally shot

CPD Photo at the scene Tuesday Scott. (Glenn Detention Center Photo) A 22-year-old man has been charged in the fatal shooting death of his sister at a home near Farrow Road. Daquan Willie Scott is charged with Murder, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Violent Crime. The victim has been identified…

Lexington County man gets 35 years for sexual asssault of child

He was sentenced to 35 years in prison by Judge Robert E. Hood following the jury’s verdict on Thursday. The Lexington Police Department began an investigation on June 4, 2014, when the victim disclosed long term sexual abuse by Stroman. The victim was assaulted in Lexington County during 2013 and 2014 while she was under the age of eleven. The…

Man in stable condition after being shot

CPD Photo A shooting took place in Columbia around 3 p.m., Monday, according to the Columbia Police Department. A man was shot, police said, after officers responded to to a call in the 1000 block of House Street, near Millwood Avenue. The man who was shot is in stable condition, according to the police report. The Columbia Police Department is investigating…

Columbia Police investigate shooting report

According to a police report the shooting occurred just after 10 p.m. in the 1200 block of Hampton Street,  in the vicinity of the Columbia Marriott. A man reported to the Columbia police he was injured in the “leg area,” after being shot. The alleged shooting took place outside and the man was taken to the hospital for treatment. The incident…

Columbia man killed in shooting is identified

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts released the name of the individual who died Thursday night after being involved in a shooting incident. The incident occurred at approximately 9:15 p.m. in the 7300 block of Patterson Road, Columbia. Marvin Venson Webber, 28, of Ridgeway Street, Columbia, died at the scene.  An autopsy indicated that Mr. Webber died from a gunshot wound…

Police: Male dies after being shot in Columbia, Thursday night

Columbia Police are investigating after a male died, apparently from gunshot wounds, on Thursday night. CPD Photo of crime scene. Around 9:30 p.m., Columbia Police responded to a “shots fired” call in the 7300 block of Patterson Road near Garners Ferry Road. The initial report from police was that “Officers found a male injured from an apparent gunshot wound.” Later,…

Columbia Police seeking Daniel Halsey Wells related to disturbing 5 Points assault

Columbia Police investigators have identified the suspect accused of assaulting a male victim outside of a Harden Street bar earlier this month. Photo from a video of the assault. Daniel Halsey Wells, 29. Once arrested, he will be charged with Assault and Battery of a High and Nature. The arrest warrant has been entered in the National Crime Information Center Database…

Kenneth Canzater arrested in connection to murder of Candra Alston, Malaysia Boykin

1/2Members of the Alston and Boykin families were present for the arrest announcement. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Family pictures of Alston and Boykin. Show Caption Hide Caption Kenneth Canzater has been arrested in connection to the January 2011 murder of 25-year-old Candra Alston and her three-year-old daughter Malaysia Boykin. Canzater (CPD Photo) Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook announced the arrest…

Columbia Police make arrest in 2011 Brook Pines double murder, press conference at 2:30 p.m.

Candra Alston (CPD Photo.) Columbia Police have made an arrest in the 2011 Brook Pines double murder case. There will be a press conference at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Columbia Police Department Headquarters to make an announcement regarding the case. Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook and law enforcement partners will announce an arrest made in the Brook Pines double…

Columbia man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of children

U.S. Attorney Beth Drake stated Wednesday that Alshura Tabil Annessa Frazier, 36, of Columbia, has entered a guilty plea in federal court in Columbia, to sex trafficking of children and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime. U.S. District Judge Mary Geiger Lewis of Columbia accepted the guilty plea and will impose sentence after she has reviewed the pre-sentence…

Lexington Police ID Kohls face-puncher, now need to find her

The Lexington Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 32 year old Brittany Lynn Johnson of Blythewood. At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, Brittany Lynn Johnson entered Kohls, which is located at 5440 Sunset Blvd., and while in the store placed multiple items of clothing into a bag that she had brought with her. Brittany…

Man who tricked 84-year-old woman, stole car, is arrested

Timothy Roberts was arrested Friday afternoon, according to the Lexington Police Department. An anonymous tip led to his arrest. He was booked at the Lexington County Detention Center on charges of grand larceny (motor vehicle,) driving under suspension, and two previous bench warrants. He was waiting to see a bond judge Friday afternoon. The vehicle of the elderly woman Roberts…

Two Columbia men arrested on child pornography charges

Jeffrey Fasick, 41,and Kevin Loan, 36, both of Columbia, have been charged in connected to sexual exploitation of minors, according to SC Attorney General Alan Wilson. Fasick was arrested on March 16. He is charged with one count sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree, a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment; and two counts of sexual…

Coroner identifies man killed in Columbia shooting

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died after being involved in a shooting incident Wednesday morning at approximately 1:20 a.m. The incident occurred at 6525 Two Notch Road, Columbia. Pierre Tanaree Wilson, 24, of Faulkland Road, Columbia was transported by RC EMS to Palmetto Richland Hospital where he died at 2:02 a.m.  Coroner…

Columbia Police make arrest related to weekend shooting

Columbia Police investigators have arrested a man in connection with a weekend shooting. Michael DeWayne Haggwood (Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center Photo) Michael DeWayne Haggwood, 35, is charged with Attempted Murder and Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime. Haggwood is accused of shooting a 22-year-old man twice in the leg. The victim continues to recover from…

Man accused of rape at doctor’s office, denied bond

Bond has been denied in General Sessions court for criminal sexual assault suspect Charles Lamb, according to the Columbia police Department. Lamb’s CPD booking photo. Lamb is accused of sexually assaulting a 61-year-old victim inside of a restroom stall at 9 Richland Medical Park Drive Friday afternoon. He is also accused of trying to steal money from her purse. Columbia…

Police investigate Sunday afternoon shooting

The Columbia Police Department is reporting a shooting investigation. The shooting occurred in the 300 block of South Beltline Boulevard Sunday afternoon, and involved “a male victim injured in the leg.” It appears to be non-life threatening injury,  according to the Columbia Police Department. The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

UPDATE- Columbia Police look for suspect in sexual assault of woman in doctor’s office restroom

UPDATE: Sexual assault suspect Charles Lamb is now in CPD custody. Investigators said he was being interviewed. Columbia Police Investigators are searching for a registered sex offender who is accused of sexually assaulting a female. Charles Lamb. (CPD Photo) Officers have outstanding arrest warrants for Charles Lamb, 46. Once located, he will be charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct – First Degree, Kidnapping, Strong…

Sen. John Courson suspended from his S.C. Senate office

Sen. John Courson, R-Richland was suspended from his S.C. Senate office, Friday. He was indicted by a State Grand Jury Thursday on two counts of misconduct in office and one count of using campaign money for personal expenses. Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant submitted  a letter Friday afternoon explaining the decision to suspend Courson. “I regret these unfortunate events and pray…

Coroner identifies fatal shooting victim

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a fatal shooting that occurred Friday at approximately 4:40 a.m. in the 400 block of Piney Grove Road. According to Fisher, Dontre’yal Weathersbee, a 23-year-old man of Columbia, was pronounced dead at the scene as the result of apparent gunshot wounds. An autopsy has been scheduled for Saturday. The investigation…