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Richland deputies beef up presence after North Springs Elementary school threat

Richland Co., SC (WOLO) —The Richland County Sheriff’s Department says they plan to beef up police presence and will have more deputies will be at North Springs Elementary School over the next several days because of a potential threat. Deputies say they were alerted of the threat against North Springs through a tip line Wednesday. The Sheriff’s Department say the…

Teen says he accidentally shot 15-year-old girl while playing a game

(STOCK PHOTO/Getty Images) Police officers, tape, cruiser. The Richland County Sheriff’s Department has charged Ja’cobi Worthy, 17, with attempted murder and possession of a pistol under the age of 18. On January 17th at approximately 5:20 p.m.  deputies were dispatched to the 8700 block of Windsor Lake Boulevard in regards to a shooting. Once on scene, they found a 15-year-old…

RCSD arrest a man accused of four attempted murders

Image Courtesy: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center(Thomas Massengale) Richland, SC (WOLO) —-The Richland County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a suspect accused of four counts of attempted murder. According to officials, Wednesday morning they were called the 5500 block of Two Notch Road after receiving reports of shooting. 23 year old Thomas Ryan Massengale on four counts of attempted murder. Authorities say…

Deputies have halted the search for a suspect they led them on a foot chase

(ABC Columbia/FILE) Richland Co., SC (WOLO) — The Richland County Sheriff’s Deputies are halting their search for a suspect they say took them on a foot chase just before 9PM Monday night. According to authorities around 8:45 p.m., a deputy ran a license plate for a car they were given information on, claiming it was stolen. Officials say they later…

State Fair strengthens security following Saturday’s stampeding incident

RCSD says no shots were fired Saturday night

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Two nights after hundreds evacuated the South Carolina State Fair after hearing rumors of a potential shooting on fair grounds, fair officials are upping security to keep people safe. A larger number of Richland County Sheriff’s deputies were visible throughout the Fair Monday, and some fair attendees said there were longer lines to get through security….

RCSD warns residents of ongoing phone scam

RCSD image Richland Co., SC (WOLO) — The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is asking you to be cautious the next time you answer the phone. According the authorities, a scam has been making the rounds where they say someone is calling area residents from a number that appears to be coming from the Sheriff’s Department. Officials say the message that…