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Major John Allard, PIO Office, 785-2415, 24-Hour Press Box: 799-2001, Ext. 1100

Sheriff Promotes Deputies


Lexington County Sheriff A. Lewis McCarty recently promoted one deputy to captain over the Major Crimes and Narcotics units, one deputy to master deputy, two deputies to narcotics investigators, and one deputy to master corrections officer. In addition, McCarty also approved two deputies for transfer to the warrant division, one deputy for transfer to school resource officer, and one deputy to transfer to fugitive investigator.



McCarty promoted William “Bill” Galardi, 62, of Lexington to serve as a captain over Major Crimes and Narcotics divisions. Galardi previously served as a sergeant in the Professional Standards division. Galardi was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in August of 2006.



McCarty promoted John Mishoe, 24, of Swansea to serve as a road patrol master deputy in the South Region Patrol district, which is based near Pelion. Mishoe previously served as a road patrol deputy in the South Region Patrol district. Mishoe was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in August of 2011.



McCarty promoted Scott Purdy, 38, of Lexington to serve as an investigator in the narcotics division. Purdy previously served as a deputy in the North Region Patrol district, which is based near Irmo. Purdy was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in May of 2012.

McCarty promoted Jonathan Grooms, 39, of Columbia to serve as an investigator in the narcotics division. Grooms previously served as a school resource officer at Batesburg-Leesville High School. Grooms was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in April of 2007.



McCarty promoted Scott McDermott, 47, of Pelion to serve as a master corrections officer in the Lexington County Detention Center. McDermott previously served as a corrections officer in the Lexington County Detention Center. McDermott was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in December of 1998.



McCarty approved Brandon Miller, 29, of Lexington to transfer to serve as an investigator on the Fugitive Task Force. Miller previously served as a deputy in the Warrant Division. Miller was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in November of 2011.



McCarty approved David Schnibben, 28, of Columbia to transfer to serve as a deputy in the Warrant Division. Schnibben previously served as a road patrol deputy in the North Region Patrol district, which is based near Irmo. Schnibben was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in April of 2013.



McCarty approved Carl “Trey” Wilson, 28, of Lexington to transfer to serve as a deputy in the Warrant Division. Schnibben previously served as a road patrol deputy in the North Region Patrol district, which is based near Irmo. Wilson was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in November of 2013.



McCarty approved Travis Bass, 40, of Lexington to transfer to serve as a school resource officer at Nursery Road Elementary School. Bass previously served as an investigator in the Narcotics division. Bass was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in April of 2006.



 


03/02/2015 - Inspection Results in Arrests of 13 Persons for Selling Counterfeit Items  
02/26/2015 - Annual Awards Banquet  
02/25/2015 - Fugitive Investigators Seek Help from Citizens in Finding Man Wanted on Burglary Charge  
02/25/2015 - Deputies Arrest Two Men for Breaking Into Buildings at Two Schools  
02/23/2015 - Certified Jail Executive  
02/23/2015 - Detectives Charge 13-Year-Old Boy with Communicating Threat to Detonate Destructive Device at School  
02/18/2015 - Body Armor Donated to K-9 Police Dog  
02/12/2015 - Detectives Serve Man with Eight Arrest Warrants for Communicating Threats to Detonate Destructive Device at School  
02/11/2015 - Detectives Arrest Man for Communicating Threats to Detonate Destructive Device at School  
02/09/2015 - Deputies Arrest Two Men for Stealing Lawn Mowers, Tractor and Loader Worth $35,000  
02/06/2015 - Deputies Arrest Two Men for Stealing Lawn Mowers, Tractor and Loader Worth $35,000  
02/06/2015 - Career Seminar  
01/27/2015 - Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Young Girls in 2000 and 2014  
02/10/2015 - Man Charged with Additional Property Crimes  
01/26/2015 - White Knoll Business Coalition Meeting Postponed  
01/27/2015 - 83 Units of Blood Donated at Sheriff's Department Blood Drive  
01/27/2015 - Synthetic Marijuana Investigation  
01/21/2015 - Investigators Arrest Man Who Was Wanted for Presenting Stolen Lottery Ticket  
01/20/2015 - White Knoll Business Coalition  
01/19/2015 - Man Charged with Firing Gunshots at Deputy  
01/16/2015 - Reserve Deputies Saved Taxpayers More Than $260,000 in 2014  
01/16/2015 - Deputies Arrest Man in Stabbing Incident  
01/08/2015 - Deputies Arrest Man for Stealing Pickup Truck  
01/06/2015 - Detectives Seek Help in Identifying Robbery Suspect  
01/06/2015 - Blood Drive  


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