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Defense lawyer wants some charges against sheriff dropped

May 3, 2019

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — An attorney for a South Carolina sheriff who is facing 14 criminal counts wants a judge to throw out at least some of the charges because the indictments are not specific enough.

Will Lewis is suspended as Greenville County sheriff. Prosecutors have said Lewis used public resources to carry on an affair.

The Greenville News reports that Lewis’ attorney, Rauch Wise, filed a motion saying the indictment doesn’t specify what public money or material Lewis used.

Another indictment said Lewis broke the law by not conducting a background check when he hired a captain.

Wise wrote in the court documents the indictment does not specify which state law was broken.

Prosecutors have not answered the motions that were filed earlier this week.

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Information from: The Greenville News, http://www.greenvillenews.com