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Troublesome club closed down

Thee Whiskey Tavern has closed its doors for the final time. Richland County Sheriff Lott  said the club at 200 Zimalcrest Drive was a hotbed for illegal activity. “Over the course of three years our [...]

By |November 9th, 2017|Sheriff's Report|0 Comments

Richland County Sheriff offers Halloween safety tips

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott would like to remind all adults and children of some very basic but necessary precautions that need to be taken during this upcoming Halloween. Parents and Children: Children should always [...]

By |October 26th, 2017|Sheriff's Report|0 Comments

Richland County Sheriff’s Deputies are now armed with “Buddy Cards”

Richland County Sheriff’s Deputies are now armed with “Buddy Cards” to hand out to elementary school children. Buddy Cards are a way to get kids to not be afraid to go up to a deputy [...]

By |October 8th, 2017|Sheriff's Report|0 Comments

DARE Scream event October 5

The Baskin Robbins parking lot, at 4711 Forest Drive in Columbia will host a DARE Scream event October 5 from 2 – 8 pm. Join the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and DARE officers for a [...]

By |September 26th, 2017|Events, Sheriff's Report|0 Comments

Drug dealers taken down by surprise

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott has announced the arrests of Dillon Parker-Patterson (DOB: 10/25/1992) for possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and Jeremy McLeod (12/10/1991) for loitering for narcotics. Parker-Patterson and McLeod were arrested [...]

By |September 23rd, 2017|Sheriff's Report|0 Comments

Female deputies participate in social media challenge

Female deputies of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department took to social media September 18 to participate in the “Hot Cops Challenge.” The challenge, showcased across the nation, has shown a positive impact for law enforcement [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Sheriff's Report|0 Comments

Okra Strut names Grand Marshals

The 44th Annual Okra Strut Festival will take place September 29 and 30 at Irmo Community Park. The parade will begin at 9 am September 30 down Lake Murray Boulevard, led by the Grand Marshals, [...]

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

Leon Lott Golf Classic September 18

The Richland County Sheriff's Foundation (RCSF) will be holding the Annual Leon Lott Golf Classic September 18 at Columbia Country Club, 135 Columbia Club Drive, Blythewood. Registration begins at 8 am with a 10 am [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|Events, Sheriff's Report|0 Comments

Sheriff looking for shooting suspects

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is requesting community assistance in identifying and locating the suspects wanted for nine counts of attempted murder, and animal cruelty. On August 5 just after 6 am at 412 Miriam [...]

By |August 9th, 2017|Sheriff's Report|0 Comments

Richland County loses K-9 Deputy Tosca

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott has announced the untimely passing of one of his K-9 Deputies. K-9 Deputy Tosca was taken off of a ventilator at a local veterinarian hospital, following a yet to be determined [...]

By |August 9th, 2017|Sheriff's Report|0 Comments