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Two Chesterfield County officials indicted for misconduct by state grand jury

Ritchie Rollins Ritchie Rollins
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -

The jail administrator and an assistant county manager in Chesterfield County have been indicted as part of an investigation into how state inmates were used in the county.
           
Jail director Ritchie Rollings and Harold Hainey, who now runs the county's Emergency Management department, were charged with misconduct in office Wednesday.
           
The indictments released Thursday say both men used a state inmate on loan to the county to work on their personal property. Sheriff Sam Parker was indicted in March on six similar charges.
           
Rollings says he isn't ready to talk about the case. Hainey could not be reached. Neither man has an attorney.
           
Parker's lawyer has said the sheriff got tripped up in confusing regulations and was not doing anything different than rural sheriffs have been doing for decades.

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