Crime & Courts

S.C. sheriff's deputy arrested

A Marlboro County Sheriff's deputy has been arrested on a charge of misconduct in office.

Erick Flowers, 26, of McColl, faces the charge, the S.C. Law Enforcement Division and the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office announced Friday afternoon.

A SLED investigation came at the request of Marlboro County Sheriff Fred Knight in August, a news release said.

"I will not tolerate such conduct in the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office," Knight said in the release. "That is the reason why I called SLED in to make sure everything is kept above the law. I must also make sure the integrity of this office is maintained."

The release did not offer any more details on what the charge entails. More details will be announced next week, according to SLED.