Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is proud to announce that on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, the United States Postal Inspection Service recognized a Richland County Sheriff’s Department Deputy; Kimberly MacGregor was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation! Kimberly received this recognition for her investigative efforts and for the arrest of Brian Crumpler, a known and prolific mail thief. Kimberly assisted the United States Postal Inspection Service and other local law enforcement agencies in a successful federal investigation and the prosecution of Crumpler, and his co-conspirators.
Sheriff Leon Lott states that on December 25, 2015, Deputy MacGregor noticed a suspicious vehicle with a male driver and female passenger who appeared to be slumped over the seat. Kimberly went with her gut instinct and ran the license tag, which came back as stolen. At that time, Kimberly attempted to initiate a traffic stop but the driver sped off and a chase ensued with the assistance of the South Carolina Highway Patrol, and additional law enforcement agencies. During the chase, Kimberly saw the passenger tossing items from the vehicle and in distress. The chase ended with no reports of injuries and Crumpler being charged with driving under suspension, failure to stop for blue lights and sirens, kidnapping, receiving stolen goods, two counts of drug charges, two counts of forgery, two counts of banking crimes, and Crumpler was charged with multiple crimes from Calhoun and Lexington Counties.
The Sheriff states that because of Deputy MacGregor’s alertness and proactive policing, a habitual criminal and mail thief’s criminal activity has been stopped. This act assisted the United States Postal Inspection Service and the United States Attorney’s Office in securing a conviction of Crumpler in Federal Court this past October. Sheriff Leon Lott commends Kimberly for being vigilant against crime in our community to keep our citizens safe.
As the Sheriff of Richland County, Sheriff Leon Lott has committed himself to making sure our deputies are given the best training; in order to make the best decisions to care for the citizens of Richland County. Through this commitment we will achieve our mission of improving the quality of life for ALL citizens of Richland County and continue to Build Unity in the Community!
**Pictured from left to right: Lieutenant Margaret Zalewska, Sheriff Leon Lott, Steven Stebbins (U.S. Postal Inspector Team Leader), Michael Rogers (U.S. Postal Inspector), Deputy Kimberly MacGregor, Captain Joseph Odom
November 15, 2016
Two Notch Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29223
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