SLED

Armed law enforcement personnel working the scene near Quail Hollow subdivision

Ephrata Drive, heading east, at Pine Lake Drive in the Quail Hollow subdivision, West Columbia, was blocked off by police Friday after 12 noon. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department reported that multiple agencies were in the area of Feather Run Trail and Quail Hollow after responding to a mental health call involving a gun. The […]

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Man found dead in Lexington home after threatening to kill himself

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating an incident that ended Sunday and involved a barricaded man in a Lexington home. For more than 24 hours, beginning Saturday afternoon until Sunday afternoon, Lexington Police officers negotiated with the subject, who was barricaded in a home on Cherry Hall Drive. The objective was the safety of […]

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Body found in quarry adjacent to the Congaree River

Columbia Police reported the discovery of a body of a white male Monday in the rock quarry off Bluff Road, Columbia. The discovery was made during the the search for a missing University of South Carolina student. Michael Keen, a 22-year-old University of South Carolina student has been missing. Several Columbia Police units were on […]

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Lexington man charged with arson by SLED

Agents of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Wednesday arrested aLexington County man in connection to a house fire in Richland County Feb. 10. Willie Herman Womble, 41, was charged with second degree arson. The SLED investigation was requested by the Richland County Emergency ServicesDepartment.Womble was booked at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. The […]

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1 dies in shooting incident on I-26

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department was on the scene of a shooting in which one person died, after 7 p.m., Sunday. I – 26 eastbound was blocked at the 91 Mile Marker as SLED is investigated an officer-involved shooting, Sunday night, according to Master Trooper David Jones of the SC Highway Patrol. Newberry County Law […]

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Pipe bomb found in Irmo, near neighborhood entrance

A pipe bomb was found, Monday, at a bridge into an Irmo subdivision. Irmo Police found a “suspicious device” at the entrance to the Hidden Oaks subdivision, near the intersection of Cressfell and Chapelwhite roads, according to Irmo Police Chief Courtney Dennis. Traffic on the bridge was closed to allowed for the safe removal of […]

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West Columbia man sentenced to 25 years for trafficking heroin

Jerome Smith, age 57, has been found guilty of Trafficking Heroin, Distribution of Heroin, and Possession with the Intent to Distribute Heroin in Lexington County. Following a bench trial last week before the Honorable Walton J. McLeod, IV, Chief Administrative Judge, Smith was sentenced to 25 years for the Trafficking offense, and received concurrent sentences […]

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Lexington Woman shoots and kills her husband, stood to get $500,000 in life insurance, says prosecutor

Kimberly Fletcher Groh, 55, was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison after entering a plea to the 2016 shooting death of her husband, Michael Bryan. Circuit Court Judge Walton J. McLeod IV imposed the sentence following the plea earlier Friday in Lexington County. Under South Carolina law, Groh is not eligible for parole.  11th […]

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