A former police officer in the Spartanburg County town of Wellford has been charged with misconduct in office.
The State Law Enforcement Division said in a statement Thursday that 33-year-old Johnathan Gash, who lives in Blacksburg, is charged with mishandling evidence and driving under suspension.
The SLED arrest warrant states that Gash had evidence belonging to the Wellford Police Department in the trunk of his personal vehicle, as well as possessing non-submitted evidence in the trunk of his assigned patrol vehicle. The warrants did not state what the evidence was.
State police began investigating Gash at the Wellford Police Department’s request.
He faces up to 10 years in prison, if convicted.