YORK COUNTY, SC (WBTV) - A York County Sheriff's Office deputy was terminated after engaging in a sexual relationship with a woman he was supposed to serve an arrest warrant on, officials said Tuesday.
York County deputies say they received allegations on January 8 that deputy Christopher Gage had possibly "engaged in conduct unbecoming of a Sheriff's Office Deputy."
Gage, 36, was fired on Jan. 10 and charged with misconduct in office.
The former deputy engaged in an extramarital affair, provided money in exchange for sexual favors, and abstained from serving an outstanding arrest warrant, deputies say, citing the allegations.
Gage had at least one sexual encounter while on duty in December 2017, warrants state. The incident happened in various locations in York County,
"I take all allegations of officer misconduct very seriously," said Sheriff Kevin Tolson. "As soon as a complaint was received, we immediately interviewed the complainant. I fired Gage as soon as certain statements made during the interview were corroborated."
SLED assisted in the investigation.
Gage was booked at the York County Detention Center.