CHEROKEE Co., S.C. (WSPA) – A long-time Cherokee County deputy is accused of domestic violence and having sex on the job.
Timothy Dewayne Brasier, 49, of Gaffney, has been charged with domestic violence and misconduct in office.
Brasier had worked for the sheriff’s office almost 19 years.
According to a Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office news release, Brasier’s wife alleged he had “engaged in domestic violence with her over the past several months.”
Officials say Brasier was suspended without pay and made to surrender his duty weapons, badge and vehicle on Friday.
The sheriff’s office asked SLED (S.C. Law Enforcement Division) to investigate the allegations.
SLED agents began an investigation on Monday morning and arrested Brasier that night.
Brasier has been charged with third-degree domestic violence and public misconduct in office.
An arrest warrant says SLED agents received statements that Brasier breached the public trust by engaging in sexual relations while on duty for the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. The offense allegedly happened in multiple locations within Cherokee County.
Brasier has been fired from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. He had worked for the law enforcement agency since October 2000.
“We would ask the community to pray for all impacted as a result of this incident,” Sheriff Mueller said. “Our staff is reminded on a regular basis that we must follow the laws and our actions as law enforcement must be above reproach. This incident should remind and show the public that we have no problem in asking for an investigation or arresting any employee who thinks they are above the law and we will always do what is right to protect our officers and our agencies integrity. The great men and women of the Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center will continue to serve with Honor, Professionalism, Dedication and above all with Integrity.”
Brasier has been released from the Cherokee County Detention Center on $15,000 bond.