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Sheriff Promotes Four Officers


Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts promoted one Lexington County Detention Center correctional officer to serve as the supervisor for a shift of correctional officers who supervise inmates in housing units, two correctional officers to serve as the assistant supervisors for shifts of correctional officers who work in housing units and one correctional officer to serve as a field training officer for a shift of correctional officers who work in housing units.

Metts promoted Tony Ward, 30, of Pelion, to the rank of sergeant and assigned Ward to supervise a shift of correctional officers who work in housing units at the Detention Center. Ward previously served as the assistant supervisor for a shift of correctional officers who work in housing units at the detention facility. On October 8, 2007, Metts appointed Ward to serve as a correctional officer.

Metts promoted William Holley, 27, of Irmo, to the rank of master correctional officer and assigned Holley to serve as the assistant supervisor for a shift of correctional officers who work in housing units at the Detention Center. Holley previously served as one of five specially trained correctional officers who enforce federal immigration laws at the Detention Center under the supervision of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as part of the Section 287(g) Immigration Authority Delegation Program. On August 10, 2009, Metts appointed Holley to serve as a correctional officer.

Metts promoted Billy Hutson, 35, of Batesburg, to the rank of master correctional officer and assigned Hutson to serve as the assistant supervisor for a shift of correctional officers who work in housing units at the Detention Center.

Hutson previously served as a correctional officer on a shift of correctional officers who work in housing units at the Detention Center, Metts said. On September 21, 2009, Metts appointed Hutson to serve as a correctional officer.

Metts promoted Vickie Bookman, 49, of Columbia, to serve as a field training officer for a shift of correctional officers who work in housing units at the Detention Center. Bookman previously served as a correctional officer on a shift of correctional officers who work in housing units. On August 27, 2007, Metts appointed Bookman to serve as a correctional officer.



 


10/24/2014 - Criminal Domestic Violence Video  
10/21/2014 - Deputies Arrest Man for Sexually Assaulting Two Females  
10/18/2014 - Detectives Arrest Woman for Threatening to Use Destructive Device  
10/06/2014 - White Knoll Business Coalition Open House  
09/29/2014 - Man Arrested for Robbing Two Convenience Stores and Trying to Rob One Discount Store  
09/25/2014 - Man Arrested in Fatal Shooting  
09/23/2014 - Man Charged with Burglary  
09/22/2014 - Shooting Incident  
09/22/2014 - Investigators Seek Citizens' Help in Investigating 2009 Murder  
09/17/2014 - Road Closures  
09/17/2014 - Detectives Arrest Man for Trying to Steal Two Motor Vehicles  
09/16/2014 - Sheriff's Department Donates More than $3,000 to Nancy K. Perry Children's Shelter  
09/11/2014 - Man Returned to Lexington County on Murder Charges  
09/09/2014 - Missing Person Investigation  
09/07/2014 - Woman Charged with Intentionally Setting Fire to Residence  
08/28/2014 - Fugitive Investigators Arrest Man Who Owed More Than $170,000 in Child Support Payments  
08/25/2014 - Sheriffs Department Donates Over 700 to United Way  
08/22/2014 - CrimeStoppers Tip Enables Detectives to File Charge  
08/19/2014 - Explorers Post 106 First Nighters Meeting  
08/19/2014 - Detectives Arrest Two Men for Stealing One Motor Vehicle and Stealing Items from Four Motor Vehicles  
08/14/2014 - Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Two Children  
08/08/2014 - Officer Involved Shooting Investigation  
08/07/2014 - Aviation Unit Recovers Stolen Vehicle During National Night Out  
08/04/2014 - Man Arrested for Attempted Murder and Heroin Trafficking  
07/31/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Two Deputies  


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