Day 4: Jury finds former Greenville Co. Sheriff Will Lewis guilty on misconduct charge


UPDATE (10:30 p.m.) – The jury reached a verdict Thursday night in Will Lewis’ trial.

In the fourth day of trial, the jurors found Lewis guilty of one count of statutory misconduct of a public officer but not guilty of misconduct in office.

The jurors reached a verdict just after 10:30 p.m.

That charge can carry up to one year in jail.

Lewis will return to court at 10 a.m. for sentencing.

UPDATE (7:25 p.m.) – The jurors made the decision to continue deliberating Thursday night.

They will stay in the jury room until a decision has been made.

UPDATE (5:50 p.m.) – The judge charged the jury and the jurors returned to jury room.

Deliberations have begun.

The judge said it is possible the jurors could be in the jury room until midnight.

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – Suspended Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis will continue his testimony during the fourth day of his trial in Greenville Thursday.

On Wednesday, Lewis took the stand in his own defense, as he faces criminal charges and stands accused of using a taxpayer funded trip to have an extramarital affair with his assistant, Savanah Nabors.

Nabors on Tuesday testified she was sexually assaulted by Lewis on the trip to Charlotte in 2017.

On Wednesday, Lewis described what happened as consensual.

Ultimately, it’s two charges of misconduct in office that this jury is considering.

The state said he used public funds to plan the out of state trip to have the affair.

On the stand Wednesday, Lewis admitted what he did was wrong but it wasn’t misconduct.

Lewis continued his testimony on Thursday, and both side gave their closing arguments before the case was handed over to the jury.

Our reporter, Ayla Ferrone, will be back in the courtroom today reporting on the latest in the trial. Follow along with the trial by following Ayla’s Tweets below:

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