Sheriff Leon Lott

‘We feel for the family. This was not something we created’: Sheriff address officer-involved shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting in North Columbia. According to investigators, deputies responded to Heyward Brockington Road just before 6:00 p.m. Saturday, March 19 for a domestic call with a weapon. Deputies say when they arrived on scene, the suspect Irvin Moorer Charley exited the home with what appeared to be…

Richland County Sheriff: All 2021 murders solved

“The fact that all 32 murders were solved shows that our investigators are working closely with our community and do not give up on these victims. This senseless violence is not a law enforcement problem,” Sheriff Lott said. “We can solve the cases as they come in but that doesn’t stop the violence from happening- something has to change within the community.”