The name of former Lexington County sheriff James Metts is set to be removed from the headquarters he formerly ran.
County Council members are ready to erase it at their meeting Tuesday after his guilty plea to a federal charge stemming from interference in the handling of two illegal immigrants in 2011 at the jail.
“We’re going to take his name off,” council chairman Johnny Jeffcoat of Irmo said.
It’s a change promised after goodwill that led to naming the complex for Metts in 2007 evaporated with his plea Dec. 30, Jeffcoat said.
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Plans call for the office on the west edge of the town of Lexington to be simply rechristened the county law enforcement complex.
County legislators haven’t made any decision on whether to have Metts’ name also taken off a boat landing near his home on the lower Saluda River.