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Jun 22, 2018

Prosecutor: No wrongdoing in South Carolina inmate’s death

CONWAY (AP) A prosecutor says there is no evidence of criminal wrongdoing by authorities in the death of an inmate in a South Carolina jail in March. News outlets reported that Horry County prosecutor Scott Hixon reviewed a State Law Enforcement Division investigation of the death of 25-year-old Christopher Bennett in the county jail. Hixon […]

Jun 14, 2018

Former South Carolina town clerk charged with fraud

SPARTANBURG (AP) A former town clerk in South Carolina has been arrested and charged with misuse of traffic fines and two town credit cards. The State Law Enforcement Division said in a news release that 46-year-old Tamala Wingate Redd of Greer has been charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent valued at $10,000 or […]

Apr 26, 2018

Pough becomes permanent director at juvenile justice agency

COLUMBIA (AP) A former state agent is now the director of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice. Freddie Pough (pronounced pew) was approved to his new job April 25 by the state Senate. Pough had been running the juvenile justice agency on an interim basis since January 2017. He was hired to be the department’s […]

Sep 25, 2014

SC trooper charged with felony in shooting

COLUMBIA — A former state trooper faces a felony charge in the shooting of an unarmed man during a traffic stop in Columbia earlier this month. The State Law Enforcement Division said in a news release that 31-year-old Sean Groubert was charged Wednesday with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. He faces […]

Sep 24, 2012

SLED report on convicted sheriff to stay secret

Details about what led prosecutors to accept a plea deal from a former sheriff that only left him paying a $900 fine for using inmate labor to build a party shed on his land will be kept secret from the taxpayers who paid his salary.

Sep 21, 2012

Camden city attorney charged with misconduct

The city attorney in Camden has been arrested and charged with misconduct in office after state investigators say he illegally dismissed criminal cases.

Sep 7, 2012

SLED back under sanctions, but more money should help

South Carolina's state law enforcement agency is back under sanctions for not properly monitoring the interstate exchange of criminal records, but Chief Mark Keel says he's hiring people to remedy the problem.

Aug 15, 2012

SLED asked to investigate Westminster police

The State Law Enforcement Division has been asked to investigate the Westminster Police Department. Westminster officials have asked for a review of suspected criminal activity in the department.

Aug 10, 2012

Cherokee County deputy fired, SLED investigating

A Cherokee County sheriff's detective has been fired amid an ongoing investigation by the State Law Enforcement Division.

Aug 6, 2012

Ex-Saluda sheriff pleads guilty to misconduct

A former Saluda County sheriff pleaded guilty Monday to using an inmate to build a party shed, ornate gate and other items at his home, but will likely avoid any prison time thanks to a deal with prosecutors and investigators.

Mar 9, 2012

Concealed weapons permit instructor arrested

State Law Enforcement Division agents say a concealed weapons permit instructor in Lexington was arrested after he taught what is required by state law to be an eight-hour class in just four hours.

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