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Columbia man sentenced to life in prison

A Richland County Jury has found James Heyward a.k.a. Abdul Muslim guilty of Murder, Burglary in the First Degree, Armed Robbery, Kidnapping (2 counts), Assault and Battery First Degree, Pointing and Presenting a Firearm, and [...]

By |July 13th, 2017|Crime|0 Comments

Columbia man is charged with sexually assaulting a girl

Richland County Sheriff’s investigators say that 50 year old Charles A. Branham of Columbia is facing multiple criminal sexual conduct charges stemming from the sexual assault of an 11 year old girl. On June 1 [...]

By |July 13th, 2017|Sheriff's Report|0 Comments

Bank robbery suspect arrested

Richland County Sheirff’s Department deputies have arrested a man accused of robbing two local banks. Kison Levar Walters (37) was arrested for bank robberies of South State Bank on Clemson Road July 3 and TD [...]

By |July 6th, 2017|Sheriff's Report|0 Comments

Corrections officers fill important roles

When Shane Kitchen was named the interim director of Richland County’s jail, one of the first things he did was reach into his own pocket to purchase a barbecue grill for the facility. National Corrections [...]

By |June 28th, 2017|Public Safety|0 Comments

Richland Sheriff offers tips to prevent motorcycle theft

  As the weather heats up, motorcycle enthusiasts will emerge. Every year there is an increase in motorcycle thefts during this time. The majority of motorcycle thefts occur at apartment complexes where bikes are left [...]

By |June 25th, 2017|Sheriff's Report|0 Comments

Ryan Rawl Memorial Event July 4

The 5th Annual Ryan Rawl Memorial Event will be held July 4. Sign in will begin at 7am on the Sumter Street side of the Statehouse at 1100 Gervais Street in Columbia. The workout will [...]

By |June 25th, 2017|Events, Sheriff's Report|0 Comments

Richland investigator receives award

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott congratulates Richland County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Holly Wagner for receiving The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Humane Law Enforcement Award. On June 7 The HSUS presented Holly with [...]

By |June 25th, 2017|Sheriff's Report|0 Comments

Richland County Sheriff’s Department pancake fundraiser Saturday

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department - Citizens Academy Alumni Association Pancake Breakfast will be held this Saturday, June 24 from 8 - 10 am. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Richland County Sheriff’s Foundation [...]

By |June 20th, 2017|Events, Sheriff's Report|0 Comments

Local musician death ruled justifiable homicide

A well-known area musician death is ruled "justifiable homicide" after he apparently apparently broke into the home of a woman he had been dating up until a couple of months ago. Richland County Sheriff’s Department deputies [...]

By |June 20th, 2017|Coroner's Report|0 Comments

Youth and Hoops event June 3

  The Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the Richland County Recreation Commission will host the second Youth and Hoops community event June 3 at 920 Beatty Road (St. Andrews Park) from 11 am to 3 [...]

By |May 31st, 2017|Events, Sheriff's Report|0 Comments