Separately, a State Grand Jury indicts three others, two on charges related to Metts’ case: One allegedly paid the bribes; the other was the alleged bagman.
Later that day, Gov. Nikki Haley suspends Metts without pay from his $117,399-a-year job. She appoints a replacement, Lewis McCarty, to fill the position in her home county. McCarty retired years ago from the sheriff’s department as Metts’ second-in-command.