Greenville sheriff’s office wants state police investigation


GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) – State police in South Carolina have been asked to investigate after a woman accused a sheriff of assault.

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office told local media outlets it requested the State Law Enforcement Division to investigate the allegations against Sheriff Will Lewis.

SLED spokeswoman Kathryn Richardson said the request is under consideration.

A woman who said she is a former sheriff’s employee said in a blog post that she was assaulted by the sheriff earlier this year while they were out of town on business. The woman said she resigned in April to get away from the situation.

The sheriff’s office said it became aware of the allegation Wednesday and contacted SLED. Lewis did not respond to media outlets and the office said it would have no further comment.

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