Lexington, SC Crime & Safety

Columbia man sentenced 10 years on drug, firearm charges

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)— A Columbia man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to carrying a firearm and possession of crack cocaine and fentanyl with intent to distribute. According to authorities, Derek Taft Evans, 45, was stopped for speeding by a Richland County Sheriff’s Deputy...
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Columbia neighborhood catches burglaries on cam

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Two Columbia neighbors caught burglaries of their homes on camera and are hoping to get the word out. Both burglaries happened in the Cross Hill neighborhood, near Kilbourne Road and Fort Jackson Boulevard. The homeowners independently told WIS their homes were targeted during the dinner hour...

Columbia man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for drug and gun crimes

A 45-year-old Columbia man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Monday after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and fentanyl and possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina, the evidence presented to the...

Lexington firefighters respond to house fire this morning

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO)— Lexington County Fire officials battled a blaze early this morning off garden gate way. According to officials, no one in the house was injured but one firefighter sustained a minor injury while putting out the fire. The family’s dog and ferret were rescued from the home.

Coroner Fisher identifies 70-year-old killed in Platt Springs Road pedestrian collision

Lexington, SC 12/05/202 (Paul Kirby) - Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has provided the identity of the woman who died after being struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Platt Springs Road and Highland Drive in the Red Bank area of Lexington County over the weekend. This vehicle versus pedestrian collision occurred shortly after 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2022.

Monday morning, Cayce Police release update on Saturday night shooting investigation

Cayce, SC 12/05/2022 (Paul Kirby) – Ashley Hunter, spokesperson for the City of Cayce, released a short update on the City’s Police Department’s investigation into a shooting that took place in the Bluff Road area or Cayce on Saturday night. According to Hunter’s release over the weekend,...

SC man sentenced to 20 years in prison for burglary

SALUDA COUNTY (WACH) — A Gaston man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges of accessory to burglary and malicious injury to property. Joel Weston Dowd, age 39 of Gaston assisted other individuals in stealing firearms from a home in the Gaston area of Lexington County on May 13.

Lexington police searching for suspects involved in alleged trailer theft

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WIS) - The Lexington Police Department is searching for suspects who are accused of stealing a trailer on Nov.1 from Q’s Quik Mini Storage. Police say the incident took place on Industrial Drive. The trailer was manufactured by Rock Solid Cargo with dimensions of 8 1/2 feet by 20 feet.

Police investigating after man shot, wounded at I-77 travel stop in Cayce

CAYCE, S.C. — Cayce Police say one person was later found wounded after reports of shots fired at an often busy stop for travelers and truck drivers. The department said the call came in just before 11 p.m. that there had been shots fired in the parking lot of the Love's Travel Stop at 2015 Bluff Road which is just off I-77.

23-year-old hit by 3 cars, left dead on I-95 after pulling woman from roadway

COLUMBIA, Md. — A 23-year-old from Columbia, Maryland was attempting to pull a woman out of the roadway on I-95 Sunday morning when a car ran him over, followed by another car and ultimately, a third. Maryland State Police troopers headed to the scene in the area of southbound...

Columbia Police Department Hosting “Cram The Cruiser”

The City of Columbia Police Department will be participating with the Dollar General on South Highway 55 in a “Cram the Cruiser,” event. A city police cruiser will be placed at the Dollar General Store for you to put toys for children and blankets, socks, and hygiene items for senior citizens.

Columbia Burglaries on rise

Local organization "The Grow Foundation" is hosting a Toy drive and looking to help families in the Midlands by providing children. Home for the Holidays, Tips to Helping Seniors While your Home for the Holidays. Soda City Live: Blythewood Christmas Parade and the Christkindl Market. Two big events. One small,...

Four people arrested after stolen car pursuit in Richland County

Richland County deputies arrested four people Saturday after a stolen car pursuit. Reportedly, the driver, Kyree Chestnut, 19, was charged with failure to stop for blue lights and possession of a stolen vehicle from another jurisdiction. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle on Zimalcrest, but the driver drove away, which...

Vehicle pursuit along Broad River Road ends in Columbia apartment complex

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Authorities say four people have been apprehended with one already facing charges after a vehicle pursuit in the St. Andrews community on Saturday. According to the Richland County Sheriff's Department, the chase began on Zimalcrest Drive when deputies identified and tried to stop a vehicle reported stolen out of another jurisdiction.

Major accident blocking traffic at Leesburg, Trotter roads

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Fire officials in Columbia are warning drivers to avoid a sizable accident at a busy intersection on the edge of town. The Columbia-Richland Fire Department announced late Saturday that it had crews at the intersection of Trotter and Leesburg roads due to a crash. The area lies just south of Fort Jackson in a largely rural residential area, though Leesburg Road is a major route for many in it.

Richland County Coroner identifies victim following fatal car chase

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)–The Richland County Coroner Rutherford released the name of the individual who died after being hit by another driver. Shylek Pringle, 25, was involved in a high speed pursuit with deputies when the fatal collision occurred. The victim is identified as Ernest Kenner, 74, of Columbia, say...

Lexington Deputies find missing 13-year-old girl

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The Lexington County Sheriff’s Office reports deputies have found a missing 13-year-old Kylee Chandler. Kylee is back home and safe according to officials. Sample HTML block.

Investigators visit father’s home in search for missing S.C. 5-year-old

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS/Gray News) - Investigators on Thursday visited the home of the father of a missing five-year-old girl in South Carolina. New details in the case are emerging after a press conference Wednesday evening and an autopsy report said Aspen Jeter’s mother was shot. A tip from...