Sheriff Lott says 12 individuals currently face charges related to the riot at Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center where two corrections officers were attacked.
Sheriff Leon Lott
Hurricane season is here, and the South Carolina State Guard is preparing to help keep everyone safe. Over the weekend, they held a hurricane preparedness drill.
Sheriff Leon Lott joins Rep. Todd Rutherford to explain new law designed to combat catalytic converter thefts
Here in the Midlands, hundreds of converters are stolen every year. On Tuesday, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott joined Representative Todd Rutherford to explain a new law, sponsored by Rutherford, that will combat the growing thefts.
Thursday morning, the The Richland County Sheriff’s Department announced that Sheriff Leon Lott was named the 2021 South Carolina Sheriff of the Year by the SC Sheriff’s Association. This is Sheriff Lott’s second time winning the award, having also won in 2004.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says he is frustrated with the amount of gun violence in the community. The sheriff says there have already been eleven murders in the county this year, one more than at this time last year.
Richland Co. Sheriff Leon Lott provides identity of Ft. Jackson soldier accused of hijacking a school bus
This afternoon, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott released the identity of a Fort Jackson soldier who was arrested for hijacking a school bus at around 7 a.m. The sheriff says 23-year-old Jovan Collazo will face 19 counts of kidnapping in addition to other charges.
Tomorrow is National Drug Take Back Day. This afternoon, Attorney General Alan Wilson and Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott held a news conference encouraging South Carolinians to go by one of several drop off sites Saturday to drop off unused prescription medications.
Sheriff Lott: Fort Jackson soldier charged with assault and battery for incident in the Summit community
A viral video has drawn the attention of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and Fort Jackson. The video shows an altercation between a white man and a black man in front of a home in the Summit, a neighborhood in northeast Richland County. Sheriff Leon Lott is holding a press conference Wednesday to update the community on their investigation into the incident.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott has been named the 2021 National Sheriff of the Year by the National Sheriff’s Association. Lott was nominated for the award by Police2Peace foundation. This means he wasn’t nominated by someone in law enforcement, instead it was someone from the community.
On Monday, The Richland County Sheriff’s Department announced that Sheriff Leon Lott has been named Sheriff of the Year 2021 by the National Sheriff’s Association.