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Monday, June 11, 2012

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC - A total of 15 children participated in the third annual Sheriff James R. Metts Catfish Tournament, which was held between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, June 8 at Catfish Haven at 1950 Craigsen Lane near West Columbia. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department conducted the tournament in partnership with the House of Praise and Catfish Haven.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts provided a lunch that was comprised of hot dogs and pizza for children who participated in the Catfish Tournament. East Lexington Resident Deputy David Nieves coordinated the tournament.

Metts said the following three children won awards at the Catfish Tournament:

* Cody Freeman won first place, catching a nine-pound catfish

* Britt Creasman won second place, catching an eight-pound catfish

* Eric Velaques won third place, catching a six-pound catfish

Participation in the Catfish Tournament was a reward for children who participate in community-service projects, Metts said. The event reflected the Sheriff’s Department mission of providing professional law enforcement services that enhance the quality of life for all people in Lexington County.

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