Lexington County

Watch: New 9-1-1 Dispatch system in Lexington County

LEXINGTON, SC (WOLO)– Lexington County is weeks away from going live with a new 9-1-1 Dispatch system. ABC Columbia’s Grace Joyal has details on the system from its home at the county’s communications center off Ball Park Road. The New PRO Q-A system will start August 1st. It will handle all EMS, Fire, and Law Enforcement calls. The county’s call…

Whitmire Man Arrested for Selling, Possessing Drugs

LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – A Whitmire man has been charged with three counts of distribution of crack cocaine and second offense possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and marijuana. Officers from the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office and Whitmire Police Department served a search warrant on 44-year-old Frank Jeter’s apartment Friday morning, police say. Authorities say they found two grams…

Illness Impacts 120 Lexington Co. Jail Inmates

ABC Columbia/Rich Wandover LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) —  State health officials are investigating an illness that is affecting a large group of inmates at the Lexington County Detention Center. Capt. Adam Myrick of the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department tells local media that about 120 inmates have been treated for a gastrointestinal illness in the last two days. The Department of Health…

Swansea Man Arrested on Obstruction Charges

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) – Lexington County sheriff’s deputies say they’ve arrested a Swansea man wanted on obstruction charges in the shooting death of a man in April. The sheriff’s department said in a news release that investigations think Daiquan Lamont Brooks has information about the April 29 death of 21-year-old Ryan Williams of Swansea. An autopsy showed that Williams was…

Sharks Eat Blowfish Sunday Night

LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (Blowfish) — An error in the top of the third inning would doom Lexington County in their first game of the second half of the Coastal Plain League season, as Wilmington knocked off the Blowfish 3-1. Clark Scolameiro (South Carolina) roped a single up the middle towards Jordan Wren (Georgia Southern) who misplayed the line drive and…

Authorities Seek Help Locating Suspect in Circle K Robbery

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) – Deputies with the Lexington County Department are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man wanted for allegedly robbing the Circle located on Augusta Road in West Columbia. Authorities say the suspect went to the convenience store on Thursday, June 2 and approached the sales counter as if he were making a purchase. The suspect then ordered the…

4 Arrested in Lexington County ‘Drug Shop’ Bust

1/4Candice Marie Finley Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Richard Michael Fisher Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Ashley Jean Fite Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Christopher McGugan Show Caption Hide Caption LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) – Authorities with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department say narcotics agents arrested four people last month at a store they say is known to sell drug paraphernalia. According to Lexington…

Lexington Co. replacing trees on South Lake Drive

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– New greenery will line the streets of South Lake Drive in Lexington on Saturday. According to officials with Lexington County, they will begin the process of replacing 16 trees along South Lake Drive on Saturday, May 21, in an effort to provide required clearance for overhead utility lines. Officials say the existing trees – which include Lacebark…

Update: Lexington Co. Deputies Capture Burglary Suspect

Matthew Hupp LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WOLO) – Authorities with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department say the search has ended for a burglary suspect. Officials captured Mathew Hupp around 1pm Tuesday near Wise Ferry Road. Officials say the suspect attempted to kick in the door of a home in 100 block of Mooring Lane in Governors Grant Tuesday morning. Stay with…