58 year-old John Cauthen has been charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent after he allegedly carried off items belonging to the sheriff’s office when he retired.
Cauthen was booked after an investigation by the State Law Enforcement Division. The charge is a misdemeanor that could carry a 30-day jail sentence or a $1,000 fine.
In July, Cauthen was arrested in Rock Hill after his neighbors claimed he fired slingshot pellets, marbles and paintballs at their house and car.
He was charged with one count of malicious damage to property over $2,000 and one count of damage to personal property, $2,000 or less.
Cauthen was sheriff of Lancaster County from 1997 until 2009, when he did not seek another term.