Former Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown to serve as Interim Sheriff

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Former Greenville County Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown has been sworn in as Sheriff of Greenville County following the indictment and removal of Sheriff Will Lewis. Lewis was served with the indictments by SC Law Enforcement Division (SLED) earlier this week. According to the indictments, he is being accused of misconduct and obstruction of justice after a seven month investigation.
Governor Henry McMaster issued an executive order suspending Lewis from office and named former Sheriff Brown as the interim Sheriff.
Brown served as Sheriff for 24 years, from 1977-2001.
A press release issued by the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office states: “The mission and vision of the GCSO remains the same: to defend the preservation of life, property and civil liberties within the context of legitimate state and county law enforcement policies, and to establish an atmosphere of trust and cooperation among our law enforcement officials and the citizens they serve, through legitimate policing which consistently upholds ethics, integrity, and transparency.”
“We stand ready to serve everyone in the community in a manner that upholds the values of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office and every deputy serving at this agency. We remain honored and proud to serve our citizens.”
“The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is aware of the indictments brought forth against Will Lewis and we respectfully ask that any and all requests pertaining to the matter be sent to Will Lewis’ attorney, Wally Fayssoux.”