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Richland County Sheriff’s Department

LEON LOTT
Sheriff

RCSD seeks Jordan for murder

Update

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced the arrest of Laquantae Jordan (DOB: 05/24/1998) charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that at 3:30pm on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Jordan turned himself in to investigators at the Richland County Sheriff’s Department Headquarters, 5623 Two Notch Road, 29223. 

The Sheriff stated that just after 5:00 PM on Monday, March 13, 2017 Richland County Sheriff’s Department Deputies responded to the 1000 block of Joe Frazier Court, 29209. Deputies located a male victim lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the upper body; EMS transported the victim to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts stated that 17-year old Westley Bell died as a result of complications from injuries sustained.     

The Sheriff stated that Jordan has been transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.


Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is requesting the community’s assistance in locating Laquantae Jordan (DOB: 05/24/1998) wanted for murder.

The incident occurred just after 5:00 PM on Monday, March 13, 2017 where Richland County Sheriff’s Department Deputies responded to the 1000 block of Joe Frazier Court, 29209. Deputies located one male victim lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the upper body; EMS transported the victim to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts stated that 17-year old Westley Bell died as a result of complications from injuries sustained.     

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that investigators are working to determine the location of Jordan and are asking for assistance from the community. To receive up to $1000 for information leading to the arrest of Jordan responsible, please call, email or text your anonymous tip to:

                                                                                 

March 14, 2017

5623 Two Notch Road 
Columbia, South Carolina 29223 
(803) 576-3000 phone (803) 576-3195 fax
sheriff@rcsd.net

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