20 arrested in Lexington County Sheriff’s operation to get criminals off the street

An operation targeting wanted subjects last weekend netted 20 arrests.

“This operation was all about getting accused criminals off the street,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon announced Wednesday. “We set up multiple teams of deputies that swept through the county over the weekend serving arrest warrants.”

Investigators gathered intelligence in the days leading up to the operations about where the wanted subjects have been seen, according to Koon.

“Many of the warrants were served at hotels and businesses,” Koon said. “Deputies from different units within the department worked together to make our community safer and bring these people to justice.”

  • The following individuals were arrested in the operation and booked into the Lexington County Detention Center:
  • Malik Akbar, probation violation
  • Devika Ellis Allen, failure to appear in court bench warrant
  • Stephen Atkinson, meth possession
  • Wayne Boron, probation violation
  • Tameakeo Carnard, possession with intent to distribute marijuana
  • Harlcart Carter, contempt of court
  • Britany Cauthen, General Sessions Court bench warrant
  • Donnell Goodwin, probation violation
  • Michael Hardison, family court bench warrant
  • Marcus Lawrence Harper, probation violation
  • Matthew Lajoie, larceny
  • James Liberty, family court bench warrant, charged with possession with intent to distribute meth
  • Shaun Logan, failure to appear in court
  • Matthew Loverin, harassment
  • Kelin Martinez-Arellanes, failure to appear in court for forgery
  • Joseph Rush, probation violation
  • Raymond Stierwald, failure to appear in court for armed robbery, kidnapping, assault, assault by mob and criminal conspiracy
  • Jay Terry, trespassing, assault, domestic violence, malicious injury to personal property
  • David Westmoreland, failure to appear in court for burglary, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and domestic violence
  • Ray Wyatt, harassment and unlawful communication