CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) – A member of
Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services was arrested by state
police Thursday and charged with accepting a bribe from an offender he was
charged with watching.
Howard, of Summerville, was assigned to SCPPP's Moncks Corner office in Berkeley County when he was arrested as part of
an investigation conducted by the State Law Enforcement Division and SCPPP,
SLED officials said in a release.
to the warrant, Howard made a deal on Oct. 23 with an unnamed offender to buy
an early release from SCPPP supervision. On Thursday, the offender delivered
the money to Howard while undercover agents watched.
accepted the currency for his own personal use, and not as a part of any fines,
fees, or restitution to be collected by SCPPP," the affidavit stated.
have not said how much money the offender paid.
taken to the Berkeley
Center where he later was
released on bond.
According to SLED, the Ninth Judicial Circuit
Solicitor's Office will prosecute the case.