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Lexington County Sheriff’s Department announces promotions, transfers

August 6, 2019

LEXINGTON, S.C. – Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon announced Tuesday the following promotions and transfers, including two appointments to his executive and command staff.

 

Hampton Taylor has been promoted to major of operations. Taylor, a resident of Lexington, previously served as captain of major crimes. He was appointed to serve as deputy sheriff in January 2000.

 

Jesse Laintz has been promoted to captain of major crimes. Laintz, a resident of Lexington, previously served as the lieutenant of major crimes. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in March 2006.

 

Clayton Anderson has been promoted to sergeant in the Lexington County Detention Center. Anderson, a resident of Saluda, previously served as a master correctional officer. He was appointed to serve as a detention deputy sheriff in February 2017.

 

Philip Apgar has been promoted to school resource officer. Apgar, a resident of Lexington, previously served as a patrol deputy. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in November 2017.

 

Scott Barber has been promoted to resident deputy of Three Fountains. Barber, a resident of Lexington, previously served as a school resource officer. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in December 2007.

 

David Brandt has been promoted to field training officer in patrol. Brandt, a resident of Newberry, previously served as a patrol deputy. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in October 2017.

 

Chris Burnett has been promoted to master deputy in patrol. Burnett, a resident of Leesville, previously served as a field training officer in patrol. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in February 2015.

 

Brian Burrell has been promoted to sergeant in patrol. Burrell, a resident of Chapin, previously served as an investigator in major crimes. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in August 2010.

 

David Day has been promoted to inspector. Day, a resident of Ward, previously served as sergeant of Professional Standards. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in November 2003.

 

Robert Farnsworth has been promoted to serve as field training officer in patrol. Farnsworth, a resident of Columbia, previously served as a patrol deputy. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in December 2017.

 

Stacey Gadson has been promoted to sergeant in Community Services. Gadson, a resident of Lexington, previously served as a resident deputy. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in May 2000.

 

Leslie Gray has been promoted to field training officer in the Lexington County Detention Center. Gray, a resident of Columbia, previously served as a correctional officer. She was appointed to serve as a detention deputy sheriff in June 2015.

 

Jacob Hendrix has been promoted to investigator. Hendrix, a resident of Lexington, previously served as a resident deputy. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in September 2014.

 

Crystal Jenkins-Merritt has been promoted to field training officer in the Lexington County Detention Center. Jenkins-Merritt, a resident of Columbia, previously served as a correctional officer. She was appointed to serve as a detention deputy sheriff in September 2017.

 

Jason Jones has been promoted to investigator. Jones, a resident of Lexington, previously served as a deputy in the traffic unit. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in October 2005.

 

Brandon Keisler has been promoted to information services manager. Keisler, a resident of Lexington, previously served as a PC LAN specialist. He has been with the agency since September 2014.

 

Gregory Love has been promoted to K-9 handler. Love, a resident of Columbia, previously served as a patrol deputy. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in May 2017.

 

Michael Medlin has been promoted to a deputy in the traffic unit. Medlin, a resident of Lexington, previously served as a master deputy in patrol. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in May 2014.

 

Brian Milhous has been promoted to deputy in the traffic unit. Milhous, a resident of Columbia, previously served as a patrol deputy. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in June 2017.

 

Bernice Mitchell has been promoted to records technician. Mitchell, a resident of Columbia, previously served as a bailiff. She was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in August 2016.

 

Alex Mountzouros has been promoted to patrol sergeant. Mountzouros, a resident of Lexington, previously served as an investigator. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in May 2011.

 

David Orr has been promoted to sergeant in the Lexington County Detention Center. Orr, a resident of Batesburg, previously served as a correctional officer. He was appointed to serve as a detention deputy sheriff in April 2017.

 

William Patterson has been promoted to Investigator. Patterson, a resident of Lexington, previously served as a deputy in the traffic unit. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in February 2006.

 

Kris Pfaehler has been promoted to a sergeant in the reserve deputy program. Pfaehler, a resident of Springdale, previously served as a reserve deputy. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in April 2015.

 

Dustin Pollard has been promoted to master deputy in patrol. Pollard, a resident of Columbia, previously served as a field training officer in patrol. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in July 2014.

 

Damon Prater has been promoted to resident deputy of West Columbia. Prater, a resident of Lexington, previously served as a patrol deputy. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in October 2014.

 

Scott Purdy has been promoted to patrol sergeant in the North region. Purdy, a resident of Lexington, previously served as an investigator. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in May 2012.

 

Tom Robinson has been promoted to part-time victim assistance coordinator. Robinson, a resident of Lexington, previously served as a volunteer victim assistance clerk. He has served with the agency since October 2018.

 

Worth Rogers has been promoted to reserve deputy captain. Rogers, a resident of West Columbia, previously served as a reserve deputy lieutenant. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in March 2004.

 

Robert Rosensteel has been promoted to field training officer in patrol. Rosensteel, a resident of West Columbia, previously served as a patrol deputy. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in December 2017.

 

Austin Sanner has been promoted to Investigator. Sanner, a resident of Irmo, previously served as a deputy in patrol. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in April 2017.

 

Joshua Scoggins has been promoted to serve as resident deputy of Lexington. Scoggins, a resident of Lexington, previously served as a patrol deputy. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in August 2016.

 

Tim Scott has been promoted to reserve deputy lieutenant. Scott, a resident of Columbia, previously served as a reserve deputy sergeant. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in April 2009.

 

Art Seboe has been promoted to field training officer for patrol. Seboe, a resident of Lexington, previously served as a patrol deputy. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in December 2017.

 

Robert Singleton has been promoted to captain in the Lexington County Detention Center. Singleton, a resident of Lexington, previously served as the inspector of professional standards. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in October 1990.

 

Howard Smith has been promoted to field training officer in patrol. Smith, a resident of Lexington, previously served as a patrol deputy. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in June 2016.

 

Jacob Smith has been promoted to field training officer in patrol. Smith, a resident of Lexington, previously served as a patrol deputy. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in June 2018.

 

Adam Spires has been transferred to investigator. Spires, a resident of Lexington, previously served as a sergeant in patrol. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in November 2012.

 

William Stevens has been promoted to sergeant in the Lexington County Detention Center. Stevens, a resident of Cayce, previously served as a master correctional officer. He was appointed to serve as a detention deputy sheriff in April 2009.

 

Akram Tadrus has been promoted to field training officer in the Lexington County Detention Center. Tadrus, a resident of North Augusta, previously served as a correctional officer. He was appointed to serve as a detention deputy sheriff in March 2018.

 

Ben Treaster has been transferred to sergeant of Community Services. Treaster, a resident of Gaston, previously served as a patrol sergeant. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in June 2010.

 

Jeremy Vetter has been transferred to administration lieutenant in the Lexington County Detention Center. Vetter, a resident of Lexington, previously served as a corrections lieutenant. He was appointed to serve as a detention deputy sheriff in August 2004.

 

Cody Weyandt has been promoted to crime scene investigator. Weyandt, a resident of Lexington, previously served as a patrol deputy. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in January 2017.

 

Bradley Wilke has been promoted to a deputy in the traffic unit. Wilke, a resident of Aiken, previously served as a field training officer in patrol. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in March 2017.

 

Matt Young has been transferred to sergeant in investigations. Young, a resident of West Columbia, previously served as a patrol sergeant. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in November 2007.

 

 

 

 

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