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2 South Carolina sheriffs seek reelection amid troubles

Added 04-01-20 06:22:02am EST - “Two South Carolina sheriffs who faced recent troubles have filed for reelection in their respective counties.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “2 South Carolina sheriffs seek reelection amid troubles”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Two South Carolina sheriffs who faced recent troubles have filed for reelection in their respective counties.

Suspended Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood filed Monday for a third term, The Herald of Rock Hill reported.

Underwood was indicted last year on federal charges, including civil rights violations. Prosecutors said he filed a false police report and lied to authorities to justify jailing a man who refused to stop videotaping following a police chase, prosecutors said.

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He also faces state charges that he took money meant to pay overtime for his deputies and had officers convert his barn into a flashy man cave while they were on the clock, according to prosecutors.

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