Richland County Sheriff’s Department


Sheriff Confirms Arrest of Suspect in Parklane Murders

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott Confirms that at approximately 7:00pm last night  (Tuesday, August 1, 2017 ) members of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department’s Fugitive Task Force, the U.S. Marshall’s Task Force, the Midlands Gang Task Force and officers with the Berkley, Dorchester and  Charleston Counties  Sheriff’s Departments arrested 43 year old Ricardo Laroy Middleton of Monks Corner. 

An arrest warrant was executed for Middleton  at 10112 Kevin Lane in Summerville, South Carolina.  Middleton was charged with (2) counts of murder and (1) count of attempted murder in connection with the July 27th shooting deaths of 40 year old Aaron Collins and his wife, 46 year old Sydni Collins, who were gunned down in the 7700 block of Parklane Road and Claudia Drive around 9:45pm.  A third person was also injured as the result of a car accident at the scene,  but sustained non-life threatening injuries

Middleton was booked into the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center early Wednesday morning (August 2nd 2017)

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is emphasizing  that this case is still an extremely active investigation. Sheriff Lott is encouraging anyone with information to come forward and contact Richland County Sheriff’s Investigators at (803) 576-3000 or contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-CrimeSC


August 02, 2017

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