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

Suspicious Person Report Determined to be Fabricated


Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives on Tuesday, March 26 determined that a 9-year-old girl fabricated a report about a suspicious person being in the driveway of her home on Midway Street near South Congaree at about 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 21. The girl told detectives on Tuesday that she “made up a story” in a misguided attempt to get attention.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said the 9-year-old girl admitted fabricating the report after the girl’s mother told detectives on Tuesday that her daughter would not meet with a South Carolina Law Enforcement Division forensic sketch artist as scheduled at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday in order to prepare a composite sketch of the alleged suspicious person.

The 9-year-old girl told detectives on Tuesday that a motor vehicle was not parked in the driveway when she arrived home after exiting a school bus at a public school bus stop near her residence, Metts said. The girl also told detectives that no one walked towards her or chased after her when she arrived at her home on Thursday.



 


07/18/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Deputies  
07/19/2014 - Detectives Charge Man with Restaurant Robbery  
07/19/2014 - Deputies Arrest Two Women and One Man for Breaking Into Home at Gunpoint  
07/16/2014 - Reserve Deputy Training  
07/12/2014 - Detention Center Enhances Visitation With Inmates  
07/11/2014 - Deputies Arrest Teen-Ager for Breaking Into Home  
07/09/2014 - More than 70 Units of Blood Donated to Red Cross  
07/08/2014 - More than 500 Eyeglasses Donated to South Carolina Lions Charitable Services  
07/06/2014 - Investigators Arrest Three Additional Persons for Illegally Operating Gaming House  
07/04/2014 - Investigators Arrest Man for Illegally Operating Gaming House  
07/04/2014 - Inspection Results in Arrests of Two Men for Selling Counterfeit Items  
07/03/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Deputies  
07/03/2014 - Book Sale  
07/03/2014 - 5th Annual Catfish Tournament  
07/03/2014 - Deputies Arrest Man for Impersonating Law Enforcement Officer and Kidnapping Women at Motel  
06/28/2014 - Detectives Arrest Man for Attempting to Sexually Assault Two Women at Motel  
06/25/2014 - Cell Phones for Soldiers  
06/25/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Four Deputies  
06/23/2014 - Honor Flight  
06/19/2014 - A. Lewis McCarty Sworn is as 38th Sheriff of Lexington County  
06/19/2014 - Fugitve Arrested for Having Sex with a 13 year old girl Returned to Lexington County  
06/19/2014 - Man Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter in Shooting Death of His Brother  
06/17/2014 - A Lewis McCarty appointed Sheriff  
06/14/2014 - Officers Seize Methamphetamine Laboratory  
06/13/2014 - Blood Drive  


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