Tag: Columbia

**UPDATE** Homicide Arrest In Richland County

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announces the arrest of a third person in a shooting that left one teenager dead and another injured. Deputies were called to the 300 block of Saddletrail Road just after 5 pm on May 21 for reports of a shooting. They arrived to […]

Former Richland County Deputy Arrested

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announces the termination of former deputy sheriff James Christopher Leaisure, 29, following his arrest by the State Law Enforcement Division. Earlier this week the department was notified that Leaisure was under investigation by SLED, at the request of the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, […]

Shooting Leaves Teen Dead

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting in Northeast Columbia that left a teenager dead. Deputies responded to the 500 block of Halleck Lane yesterday, April 9 around 6 p.m. to reports of shots fired. The victim was found in the roadway with apparent gunshot wounds. […]

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