Richland County Sheriff’s Department

WATCH: Deputy Fired, Arrested for Stealing Tape

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said in a press conference Tuesday afternoon that a deputy was fired after stealing double-sided tape.

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said in a press conference Tuesday afternoon that a deputy was fired after stealing double-sided tape. “When he took that piece of tape, he crossed the line,” Sheriff Lott said. “He tarnished the badge we wear.” Sheriff Lott said Deputy Kaleb Broome and another deputy were responding to a domestic violence…

Man Found Shot to Death in Car in Richland County

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) —  Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the shooting death of a man found in a car in Richland County. Sgt. Brittany Scott told local media that deputies were called to a report of shots fired around 9:30 p.m. Monday. Scott said deputies found a wrecked car. Scott said deputies found a man in the car who had been…

Police: Suspect Sought in Theft of TV, Tablet

Victor Cornish RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) — A suspect is wanted for burglary after he allegedly kicked in the back door of a home and stole electronics. Officials say 24-year-old Victor Cornish broke in to a home in the 6500 block of Frost Avenue on Jan 14. and stole a flat screen television and a Samsung tablet. The items were…

Richland Co. Deputies Seek Information in Twin Lakes Rd Incident

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) — Richland County deputies responded to a shots fired call on Wednesday night and are asking for the community’s help in identifying who’s responsible. Authorities say deputies responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Twin Lakes Road around 8:30 p.m. Deputies found two vehicles at the residence and a neighbors vehicle that were struck by the…

Search Continues for Man Wanted in October Burglary

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) — Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is requesting the community’s assistance in locating a man wanted for burglary. 43-year-old Christopher Doctor allegedly broke into the Sherer Dental Lab located at 9615 Two Notch Road on October 18, 2015 and stole a Kobalt Air Compressor valued at approximately $500. Citizens with information about the crime are encourage…

RCSD Investigating Suspicious Death at Motel 6

Leon Myers/Photo RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) — Officials with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department say that they are investigating a suspicious death at a motel on Nates Road. Lt. Curtis Wilson with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department said deputies were called to a room at the Motel 6 located at 7541 Nates Road around noon on Saturday. Deputies found a male who…

Richland Co. Deputies Need Help Locating Robbery Suspect

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) — Richland County Sheriff’s deputies are requesting the community’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted for a burglary that occurred in December. Sheriff Leon Lott said that an unknown suspect broke in to the AM/PM Food Mart located at 7230 Parklane Road between midnight and 1 a.m. on Monday, December 14. The thief stole several bottles of liquor only…

Suspect Sought in Multiple Home Improvement Center Thefts

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) — Deputies with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department need the public’s help identifying a suspect wanted for shoplifting at multiple home improvement stores. 35-year-old Matthew Deaver is wanted for three counts of shoplifting after he allegedly stole electrical tools from the two Lowes locations and a Home Depot. Officials say Deaver walked in to the Lowes located at…