Another member of the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office was arrested July 3, bringing the total number of arrests within the department since March of 2013 up to four.
Agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division arrested Dana Orrin Wallace, 48, last week on one count of filing a false police report. The offense is a misdemeanor which carries a fine up to $500, 30 days in jail or both.
Chesterfield County’s former sheriff of 10 years, Sanford “Sam” Parker, was sentenced in April to serve a two-year prison term after he was convicted of embezzlement, misconduct in office and furnishing contraband to an inmate.
Two other Chesterfield County deputies were sentenced in June. Former Chesterfield Jail Administrator Ritchie Rollins was given a year’s probation for not properly supervising inmates and for allowing an inmate to work on his personal property.
Harold Hainey, a former captain with the sheriff’s office, was sentenced to six months probation for accepting money and other personal items from an inmate.
According to SLED agents, Wallace filed an incident report April 21 concerning a stolen election sign. The report said Wallace was following a truck with a “James Dixon for Sheriff” sign on the door that had been reported stolen.
The call for the stolen sign was “created at 7:05 p.m.” But another report filed by Wallace for April 21 indicates Wallace was “at a disorderly subject call from 6:31 p.m. until 7:07 p.m.”
“Due to the discrepancy in times and further information on the incident report Deputy Wallace knowingly generated a false report,” a SLED statement says.
Wallace was booked at the Chesterfield County Detention Center.
— Reach Staff Writer Karen Kissiah at 843-537-5261.