Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the autopsy results for Bessie Durham, 63, of Columbia who died on September 15 in a bathroom in the Belk Store in the Columbiana Mall. Durham’s body was found days later in that same bathroom on September 19 by a co-worker. A forensicContinue Reading

Lexington County deputies have arrested a man accused of shooting his stepson September 19. The shooting victim has been identified as 52-year-old Brian Garris, according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher. Carl Sims, 71, will be charged with murder in the shooting death, according to Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon.Continue Reading

Lexington County deputies have arrested a man accused of shooting his stepson Sunday afternoon. The shooting victim has been identified as 52-year-old Brian Garris, according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher. Carl Sims, 71, will be charged with murder in the shooting death, according to Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon.Continue Reading

Capt. Jesse Laintz, commander of the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department’s major crimes unit, has graduated from the FBI’s National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. “Jesse’s completion of this prestigious national program will benefit the Sheriff’s Department and help us continue to provide our citizens with excellent law enforcement services,” Lexington CountyContinue Reading