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Sheriff James R. Metts
Ed.D,CHS-III,CJM,L.L.D.








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More than 7000 Cellular Telephones Donated to Cell Phones for Soldiers


The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Corrections and Lake Murray ABATE donated 7,453 used cellular telephones and 2,300 used chargers and other cellular telephone accessories to Cell Phones for Soldiers.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said Cell Phones for Soldiers sells used cellular telephones and telephone accessories to a recycling company and then uses the proceeds to buy pre-paid telephone calling cards that are issued to members of the United States armed forces who are serving our nation outside the United States.

A total of 116 motorcycle riders participated in the 13th Annual Freedom Ride on September 8 from Chapin to the South Carolina State House in Columbia, with all proceeds benefitting Cell Phones for Soldiers, Metts said. Lake Murray ABATE sponsored the motorcycle ride in remembrance of Americans who died in terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Sgt. David Amick, who supervises the Chapin Patrol District, coordinated the participation of the Sheriff’s Department in the Freedom Ride and the effort to collect used cellular telephones for donation to Cell Phones for Soldiers, Metts said.

The effort to collect used cellular telephones for donation to Cell Phones for Soldiers reflects the Sheriff’s Department mission of providing professional law enforcement services that enhance the quality of life for all people in Lexington County, Metts said.



 


04/18/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Deputy  
04/18/2014 - Deputies Arrest Two Men for Performing Illicit Sexual Acts at Boat Landing  
04/15/2014 - Personal Safety Class  
04/17/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Three Reserve Deputies  
04/14/2014 - Detectives Determine Robbery Led to Shooting Incident  
04/10/2014 - PS-LE Career Expo  
04/10/2014 - Officers Seize Methamphetamine Laboratory  
04/10/2014 - Student Charged with Communicating Bomb Threat at High School  
04/10/2014 - More than 6,000 Pounds of Food Donated to Children's Shelter  
04/09/2014 - Two Teen-Agers Arrested in Carjacking  
04/09/2014 - Two Men Arrested in Shooting Incident  
04/07/2014 - Arrest Warrant Obtained for Man in Home Break-In  
04/06/2014 - Officers Seize Two Methamphetamine Laboratories  
04/06/2014 - Two Teen-Agers Charged in Burglary at Business  
04/03/2014 - Man Arrested in Fatal Shooting  
04/02/2014 - Personal Safety Class  
04/02/2014 - Detectives Obtain Arrest Warrants for Man in Home Break-Ins  
04/02/2014 - Deputies Arrest Man for Stealing Camper Trailer  
04/02/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Deputy  
04/01/2014 - Community Day  
04/01/2014 - Deputies Arrest Two Men for Robbing Convenience Store  
04/01/2014 - Officers Seize Methamphetamine Laboratory  
03/25/2014 - Walk a Mile in Her Shoes  
03/23/2014 - Two Men Arrested for Breaking Into Storage Building  
03/20/2014 - Two Teen-Age Girls Charged With Communicating Bomb Threats at Gilbert High School  


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