Crime

29-year-old sentenced to five years after injuring pedestrians while texting and driving

Richard Alan Norris II. Eleventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office provided photo. Richard Alan Norris II, 29, pled guilty Tuesday to Hit and Run resulting in Great Bodily Injury, which occurred while Norris was texting and driving.  He was sentenced to five years in the South Carolina Department of Corrections by Circuit Court Judge DeAndrea G. Benjamin, according to the Eleventh Circuit…

Police investigate car break-in spree in Lexington

breakin-in-2 Show Caption Hide Caption break-in Show Caption Hide Caption Lexington Police officers responded to more than 50  calls, Sunday, related to vehicles that were either tampered with overnight, or had items of value stolen from them. According to Lexington Police, there were six areas that were impacted by the incidents: Coventry, Mallard Lakes, Gibson Forest East, Willowbrook, Westbrook, and…

Coroner releases name of pedestrian who died after being struck by vehicle

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the pedestrian who died Friday morning as a result of being struck by a vehicle Thursday evening at approximately 9:00 p.m. The incident occurred at 228 O’Neil Court, Columbia. Marvin Bostic, 66, of Carver Street, Columbia, was in the roadway when he was struck by a vehicle, according to the…

Juveniles in home where woman fatally shot, Richland County Sheriff requests community’s assistance

Richland County Sheriff’s Department requests the community’s assistance in identifying a suspect(s) wanted for murder. At approximately 2:30 a.m., deputies responded to the 2000 block of Faraway Drive in reference to shots fired with one hit. Upon arrival, deputies made entry into the residence and located a victim with a gunshot wound to the upper body. There were multiple juvenile…

Columbia Police Department responds to burglary call, finds deceased female

Holbrook being interviewed about the incident. CPD photo. The Columbia Police Department is investigating the suspicious death of a female at the 900 block of Huntington Avenue. Officers initially responded to the home this a.m. after a reported burglary. “We’re in the initial stages of the crime scene investigation. We’ve also talked with neighbors to gather additional information,” said CPD…

Suspect accused of swindling two victims out of thousands of dollars

Bradley Donald Smith. CPD provided photo. The Columbia Police Department announced their Property Crimes investigators have outstanding arrest warrants for a 43-year-old man accused of swindling two victims out of thousands of dollars. Bradley Donald Smith will be charged with obtaining goods/property under false pretenses, according to the department. The pending charges stem from two incidents that occurred last month….

More than 100,000 rounds of ammunition stolen from weekend gun show

LCSD provided photo. Investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department estimate more than 100,000 rounds of ammunition were stolen during a gun and knife show this weekend. “We responded to the Jamil Temple parking lot Saturday morning after several thefts were called in,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Several people had items stolen from their trailers parked overnight Friday….

Burglary suspect was armed and wearing body armor, sheriff says

A North man faces multiple charges in connection with a burglary and an encounter with a man inside an Edmund Highway residence. John Wayne McFatter, 27, is charged with assault and battery, burglary, petit larceny, possessing a weapon during a violent crime and wearing body armor during a burglary, according to arrest warrants. “During the course of their investigation, detectives…

RCSD seeking help to find two fugitives, may be trying to flee area

Amos Hosey (left), and Harrell Williams. RCSD provided photos. The Richland County Sheriff’s Department announced they are seeking help from the public to find two fugitives. They are to be considered armed and extremely dangerous, according to the department. Amos Hosey, 39, and Harrell Williams, 33, were engaged in an altercation with another man July 13. Following the argument, both…

Richland County Sheriff announces results of four-day sting, targeting child online predators

Press conference for Operation Full Armor results. RCSD provided photo. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott held a press conference Thursday afternoon along with members of state and federal agencies, announcing the results of a four-day sting. Operation Full Armor was put into place July 10 through 13, targeting internet predators. “We had conversations with them, we made like we were…

Fugitive found in Swansea, transported to Columbia to be charged with murder

Antonio Alston. CPD provided photo. The Columbia Police Department announced that investigators have charged Antonio Deron Alston, 39, in connection with the stabbing death that occurred on Kent Street earlier in the month. He was found and arrested Monday night during a traffic stop by the Swansea Police Department. Members of the CPD Fugitive Team traveled to Lexington County to…

1 dead, 2 injured in Lexington County shooting

Scene of the shooting- LCSD photo. One person is dead and two were transported for medical treatment after a shooting in Lexington County. One of the shooting victims has “significant injuries,” and the other has “a minor injury,” according to a Lexington County Sheriff’s Department report. The shooting took place in the 300 block of Sand Spur Road near Pelion, according…

Arrest made in connection to armed robbery at Ruby Tuesday

The West Columbia Police Department announced Monday afternoon that an arrest was made in an armed robbery that occurred earlier in the day.  The incident occurred at the Ruby Tuesday on Augusta Road in West Columbia. Investigators have charged West Columbia man William Jody Wingate, 47, with armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of a knife during a violent crime. According…

Lexington County man arrested on child pornography charge

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced Monday, the arrest of Edwin Bryan Steading, 52, of Lexington. He was arrested on one charge connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department made the arrest. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office, also a member of the state’s…

UPDATE – Richland County Sheriff’s Department finds fugitive

Gabrielle Watts. RCSD provided photo. Update on Wanted Fugitive On Thursday at approximately 7 p.m. Gabrielle Chase Watts, 35, was arrested, without incident, in Lexington County. He was taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. Initial report: The Richland County Sheriff’s Department announced Thursday afternoon that they are asking for the public’s help to find a 35-year-old male.  According…

Arrest made in West Columbia double-murder case

Damien Lavar Ritter-LCSD photo.  The West Columbia Police Department has made an arrest in connection to two murders that occurred on July 5, on Glenn St. in West Columbia. Investigators have charged Damien Lavar Ritter 25, of 69 Roberts St., Estill, with two counts of murder, attempted murder, robbery while armed with a deadly weapon, Possession of a firearm during…

Man being sought in connection to homicide

Charlie Don Robinson III, known as Corey – LCSD photo. Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigators have obtained an arrest warrant for Charlie Don Robinson III, known as Corey. The LCSD said Robinson will be charged with murder in the shooting death of Robert William All Jr. on Toole Smith Road Wednesday night. Categories: Crime, Lexington, Lexington County, Swansea

Lexington man arrested after allegedly exposing himself to 13-year-old in library

Alex Trujillo. Lexington PD photo. Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green announced Friday the arrest of Alex David Trujillo, 25, of Lexington.  The arrest was due to an incident that occurred at the Lexington County Public Library at 5440 Augusta Road, earlier this week. According to the Lexington P.D., around 5:30 p.m. last Monday, while standing in the book case aisle,…

Nearly 300 guns seized in 60 days, says RCSD sheriff, Columbia police chief

17 arrested in Richland County, top offenders list Show Caption Hide Caption Lott and Holbrook 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Gun-update Show Caption Hide Caption Lott and Holbrook 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Lott and Holbrook addressing the arrests made over 60 day initiative. Karamie Sullivan photos. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott and Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook held a…

17-year-old female arrested in connection to armed robberies

De’Avian Young. Photo provided by LCSD. A 17-year-old female was arrested Monday morning in connection with a string of armed robberies last month. According to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, De’Avian Deanne Young is charged with robbing two convenience stores June 19. Young is also charged with two counts of kidnapping, two counts of possessing a weapon during a violent…

RCSD gives update on shooting of 17-year-old, 22 arrested

Griffin and Lott Show Caption Hide Caption Lott showing cell footage Show Caption Hide Caption Team lists, picture of Sims Show Caption Hide Caption Team A and B lists Show Caption Hide Caption Isaiah-Sims Show Caption Hide Caption U.S. Marshal Tom Griffin Show Caption Hide Caption Isaiah Sims, final individual arrested in connection to May 10 shooting. Richland County Sheriff…

Missing Chester couple last seen Monday in Richland County

Geraldine and Charles Tucker, photo provided by RCSD. The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is seeking help from the public to find a couple whose last known location was in Richland County. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Geraldine Tucker, 80, and Charles Tucker, 84, left their home in Chester County for an appointment in Richland County Monday, but never returned home….