Lexington County Sheriff's Department

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department looking for missing man

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is trying to find 35-year-old Tony Etheredge. His family reported him as a missing person Thursday. The family last had contact with him on Jan. 1.Tony is 5’9” and weighs 135 pounds. His truck, a 2014 black Toyota Tacoma, was recovered near the intersection of Truex Road and Rish Drive […]

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West Columbia Police arrest Cayce man on drug charges including: fentanyl; crack cocaine; marijuana, meth, along with debit card theft, and identity theft

West Columbia Police Department Narcotics Detectives conducted an undercover operation that ended Tuesday. Tony Leonard, 44, of Cayce was arrested. The operation was done in conjunction with City of Cayce Police Department, Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, Richland County Sheriff’s Department, and the ATF. Seized from Leonard were approximately 10 grams of fentanyl, 43 grams of […]

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Deputies investigating Lexington County shooting on Longs Pond Road

Investigators from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department were on the scene, Thursday, in the 200 block of Longs Pond Road looking into what led up to a shooting that injured a man. Based on preliminary information they’ve gathered, shots were fired after two women and two men were fighting. One man was shot in the […]

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Lexington County Sheriff’s Department working to locate 2 children

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department has been working since Wednesday night to locate Neville and Bre Ritchey. Their foster father told the Sheriff’s Department he was the last one to see the siblings near their Rose Hill Court home. All signs point to the boy and the girl leaving home together and willingly.Deputies don’t have […]

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2 occupants escape car fire on I-26

Units from the Sandy Run-Calhoun Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire on I-26 at the 125 mile marker west bound Tuesday morning at 4:12. Upon arrival, a vehicle was found to be fully engulfed in flames. SRFD firefighters worked to put out the flames and the fire was fully extinguished in a few minutes. […]

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Gaston Man Sentenced to 27 Years for Production of Child Pornography

 United States Attorney Corey F. Ellis announced today that Sean Michael Bandelier, 44, of Gaston, was sentenced to 27 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to the production of child pornography. Evidence presented in court showed that Bandelier coerced a minor child under six years old to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose […]

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Boat found, Lexington County Sheriff’s Deputies search for missing man

David Grantham’s boat was spotted near Spence’s Point on Lake Murray from the air and recovered, Tuesday, but he wasn’t on it. Lexington County Sheriff’s Department divers have been called to the scene as part of a search. LCSD personnel are also searching nearby islands. About 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, Capt. Adam Myrick of the LCSD […]

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Overturned 18-wheeler on I-26 causing traffic back-up

An overturned 18-wheeler on the overpass of I-26 West and I-126, at Mile Maker 108 is causing traffic jams before noon Friday. The overpass is closed while crews work to clear the wreck.

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