One of Friday’s graduates was Taylor Savage. She received the JP Strom Award, the highest honor for an academy graduate.
Sheriff Leon Lott
According to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, the shooter, 36-year-old Mikal Keller, is now in custody.
Dozens of women’s and children’s coats will be distributed to people served by the Sistercare and the Oliver Gospel Organization.
Richland County Sheriff's Department is participating in the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign for the second year.
Richland County Sheriff’s Department is participating in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign for the second year.
Richland County Sheriff’s Department holds first ever Muslim Citizens Academy and graduation ceremony
The Richland County Sheriff’s Department held a graduation ceremony for its first ever Muslim Citizens Academy.
‘CRACK IN THE SYSTEM’: Richland County sheriff and lawmakers call for changes in criminal justice system
The sheriff believes judges are too lenient with repeat offenders and it results in dangerous criminals in the community.
“I’ve never been out to a homeless camp before. I’m very thankful for that but it’s opened my eyes. It’s certainly opening theirs as well,” said Wes Dorton, Palmetto Prep athletic director.
COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — A large homeless camp identified by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department will soon be no more. Friday, the department will oversee cleanup of a private property where it believes many individuals were staying and committing crimes. “What you see behind me is a part of Columbia that a lot of people don’t see,” said Sheriff Leon…
At around 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday August 3, deputies with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department were met with gunfire after they responded to what turned out to be a false 9-1-1 call at the Carriage Oaks subdivision in Northeast Columbia.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott held a press conference today to share new details on last week’s ambush.
Sheriff Leon Lott says deputies with Richland County Sheriff’s Department were ambushed with gunfire at around 5:30 a.m. this morning at Carriage Oaks subdivision in Northeast Columbia.
Deputies were called to the neighborhood over a possible domestic dispute. But when the deputies arrived to the home, the homeowners told deputies that they had no dispute and didn’t call the police. As deputies left the home, more than fifteen shots were fired from an assault rifle in their direction–striking the deputies’ vehicles.