Richland County Sheriff’s Department

Suspect Sought in Alleged Theft of $2K Worth of Clothing

Michael Purnell RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) — Deputies with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department are looking for a man suspected of stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise over the course of several days. Police say 48-year-old Michael Purnell is wanted for shoplifting men’s wear from the Burlington Coat Factory located at 7201 Two Notch Road. Richland County Sheriff Leon…

Man Accused of Defrauding SC Lottery

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) — A man was arrested on April Fools’ Day for allegedly defrauding the South Carolina Educational Lottery. Police say 26-year-old Marcus Washington is also facing eight counts of shoplifting. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said investigators were notified that Washington was going in to different businesses and presenting non-winning lottery tickets asking the employees for additional lottery tickets…

It’s Your Prom! Have Fun, Be Safe

File Photo COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Attending the prom is one of the highlights of high school. While planning and enjoying the big night, smart decision making will help keep everyone safe. If you or someone you know is going to the prom, here are a few tips offered by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department for a great experience. Be on…

Police: Suspect Threw Beer at Clerk, Vandalized Store

Suspect/RCSD RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) — Deputies with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department say they are looking for a suspect wanted for assaulting a victim at the Shell gas station located on Bluff Road. On Saturday, March 5, the suspect allegedly threw a steel beer can at the store clerk striking the victim’s body after refusing to present identification while attempting…

Police Looking to ID Suspect Accused of Attempting to Steal Laundry Detergent

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) — Deputies with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department need your help identifying a suspect accused in a strong armed robbery that happened on Two Notch Road on March 16. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said the suspect allegedly assaulted a store employee at the Publix located at 10128 Two Notch Road. The suspect shoved the victim in an…