West Columbia Police Chief Marion Boyce

West Columbia Police use data and community feedback to help protect citizens

Since Marion Boyce was named West Columbia Police Chief in September of 2021, he has implemented the use of data, community involvement and crime statistical information to help protect the citizens of the city.  Data-driven policing is the use of analytical information and technology to acknowledge and identify crimes or targets in order to more efficiently […]

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Attempted murder charge results from police stand-off at West Columbia hotel

The West Columbia Police Department has charged Jonathan Russell Saylor, 34, with Attempted Murder, Discharging a Firearm into a Vehicle, two counts of Discharging a Firearm into a Dwelling, three counts of Malicious Injury to Personal Property, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Violent Crime. Mr. Saylor’s bond hearing was set […]

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Man who fired on police from West Columbia hotel is identified

The West Columbia Police Department responded to a domestic violence call at 110 McSwain Drive, West Columbia, at 1 PM, on Tuesday. On scene, officers spoke with the female involved and continued to the 5th floor to contact the suspect Jonathan Russell Saylor, age 34. Mr. Saylor shut the door on the officers and told […]

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After shots fired, stand-off with barricaded subject in hotel ends peacefully, attempted murder charge pending

A subject who barricaded himself in the Hilton Garden Hotel on McSwain Drive in West Columbia was taken into custody, between 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to West Columbia Police Chief Marion Boyce. The subject faces attempted murder, discharging a firearm, and a possible domestic violence charge.The stand-off escalated after police made contact […]

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Barricaded subject firing shots from hotel room facing Sunset Boulevard

The West Columbia Police Department as of 6:25 p.m. Tuesday, was continuing to respond to an active barricaded suspect at the Hilton Garden Inn, 110 McSwain Drive, West Columbia. Traffic has been shut down around the location on Sunset Boulevard due to the suspect firing shots from the hotel room facing Sunset Blvd. This continues […]

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School buses from Northside Middle and Riverbank Elementary delayed after police blocked off roads surrounding the schools

 School buses from Northside Middle and Riverbank Elementary delayed after police blocked off roads near McSwain Drive. Several police units from West Columbia and Lexington County, along with the West Columbia Fire Department, are on the scene where a subject has been barricaded in the Hilton Garden Inn at 110 McSwain Drive. Sunset Boulevard and […]

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West Columbia Police block off Sunset Boulevard to deal with subject barricaded at Hilton Garden Inn

The West Columbia Police West Columbia Police are on scene at the Hilton Garden Inn at 110 McSwain Drive in West Columbia. There is a barricaded subject. Police asked motorists to please stay clear of the area as law enforcement works to peaceably resolve the situation. There were also units from the Lexington County Sheriff’s […]

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Teen found safe

The West Columbia Police Department said a 15-year-old girl from West Columbia has been found and she is safe.

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