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Lyman Police Officer Charged With Destroying Evidence

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Lyman Police Officer Michael Hames was arrested and charged by the State Law Enforcement Division Lyman Police Officer Michael Hames was arrested and charged by the State Law Enforcement Division
Lyman, S.C. - A police officer with the city of Lyman has been arrested and charged with altering and destroying evidence. 

The State Law Enforcement Division arrested Michael Gerald Hames, 44, of Lyman, and charged him with misconduct in office and obstructing justice. 

According to warrants obtained from SLED, Hames, a Sgt. with the Police Department, "knowingly, willfully and dishonestly committed misconduct in office in the form of malfeasance and nonfeasance by altering and then destroying evidence related to an active criminal investigation thereby failing to properly and faithfully discharge the duties of his office." Between August 12 and August 16, 2013, the warrants further state that Hames knowingly and willfully altered and destroyed evidence related to an active investigation with the attempt to impede, obstruct, interfere with, or influence the proper administration of the criminal justice function. 

In a statement released to 7 On Your Side, officials with the town of Lyman said that Hames has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation by SLED. He is currently being held on $20,000 at the Spartanburg County Detention Center.   

     
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