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July 1, 2014

Suspended Lexington sheriff appears in court Tuesday

Suspended Lexington County Sheriff James Metts made his way to the Matthew J. Perry Federal Courthouse Tuesday for his first courtroom appearance on federal public corruption charges.

Metts faces charges of taking bribes and is also charged with wire fraud and conspiracy.

Gov. Nikki Haley suspended Metts from office, and Lewis McCarty is serving as acting sheriff.

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