Lexington Sheriff non-emergency phone number operational again

The main telephone number for the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is once again operational.

A communications company successfully repaired the malfuncition with equipment Thursday morning, according to the Sheriff's Department.

The malfunction did not impact 911 phone calls that were answered by telecommunications operators at the Lexington County Communications Center.

Citizens who need assistance from the Sheriff’s Department for situations that do not require an immediate response can resume calling the main Sheriff’s Department telephone number at 803-785-8230, Lexington County Sheriff Lewis McCarty said.

The main phone number stopped working Wednesday afternoon.