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Lyman Employee Suspended; SLED, FBI Involved

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FBI agents loading town equipment at town hall. FBI agents loading town equipment at town hall.
Lyman, S.C. -

An employee of the Town of Lyman has been suspended without pay pending an investigation.

Lyman Town Council called an emergency meeting Tuesday to discuss the matter.

We have learned that the employee is former Public Works Director Alan Johnson.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and Federal Bureau of Investigation were both seen at the town hall Tuesday.  FBI agents were taking equipment from the building into evidence.

"Can you tell me why fbi and sled are here today," asked Investigative Reporter, Gordon Dill.

"That is not for me to comment on you would have to ask them about that," responded Lyman Town Councilman Tony Wyatt.


This happened minutes after the town council voted unanimously to suspend Johnson without pay.

"There has been an outstanding request for return certain town equipment," said Wyatt. 

Town employees later confirmed agents were checking phones for possible wire taps. Those employees called the fbi, after learning cameras in the hallways had been recording audio. Though quiet following the meeting, councilman wyatt told 7 On Your Side Lyman Mayor Rodney Turner and the now suspended Alan Johnson had access to those recordings.

We first went to Mayor Turner's home to get his side. He wasn't home.

We're told he hasn't been seen at town hall in two weeks since 87% of lyman voters decided to strip him of most authority by changing their form of government.

Next, we went to Mr. Johnson's home. We wanted to know why he was suspended and if he thought this was fair. Though we heard voices and dogs barking, nobody came to the door.

A locksmith changed the locks at the building after the meeting.

Another special council meeting will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m.

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