Crime & Courts

Three Rural South Carolina Deputies Arrested For Alleged ‘Hoax’ Calls

SLED arrests trio of Chesterfield County law enforcement officers …

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A trio of former sheriff’s deputies in rural South Carolina were arrested this week and charged with misconduct in office, conspiracy and aggravated breach of peace in connection with alleged hoax calls in multiple municipalities under their jurisdiction.

The three former Chesterfield County sheriff’s office deputies – 28-year-old Justin Tyler Reichard of Hartsville, 25-year-old Darien Myles Roseau and 26-year-old Killian Daniel Loflin (both of Society Hill, S.C.) – were charged in the case by agents of the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED).

Each of the three former deputies is facing one misconduct in office, one criminal conspiracy and one breach of peace charge.



According to probable cause affidavits accompanying warrants for their arrest, the three cops “knowingly reported five hoax emergencies within the municipalities of Cheraw, Chesterfield, McBee and Pageland.”

“These hoax reports were telephoned to convenience stores or the respective municipal law enforcement agency,” one of the affidavits noted. “(They) notified the call recipient of the location of a ‘dead body’ within the municipalities.”

“The hoax calls caused emergency responses from law enforcement and/ or other emergency responders,” the affidavit continued.

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(Chesterfield County Detention Center)

SLED investigated the allegations at the three deputies at the request of sheriff Cambo Streater.

As with anyone accused of committing any crime, these three former deputies are considered innocent until proven guilty by our criminal justice system – or until such time as any of them may wish to enter some form of allocution in connection with a plea agreement with prosecutors related to any of the charges filed against them.

All three were booked at the Chesterfield County detention center. Their cases will be prosecuted by the office of S.C. twelfth circuit solicitor E.L. Clements III.

All three were granted public recognizance bonds in the amount of $30,000.

As I often point out, this media outlet has consistently supported law enforcement as a core function of government – and has consistently stood up for the individual officers who perform this vital public service. On the same token, we strive to hold law enforcement officers accountable when they step out of line – seeing as such conduct erodes public trust in this key component of a free society.



(S.C. State Law Enforcement)



(Travis Bell Photography)

Will Folks is the founding editor of the news outlet you are currently reading. Prior to founding FITSNews, he served as press secretary to the governor of South Carolina and before that he was a bass guitarist and dive bar bouncer. He lives in the Midlands region of the state with his wife and eight children.



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