Three former Chesterfield County sheriff’s deputies are accused of falsely reporting dead bodies in multiple regions of South Carolina.
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division announced the charges on Tuesday. Agents said 25-year-old Darien Myles Roseau, 26-year-old Killian Daniel Loflin, and 28-year-old Justin Tyler Reichard have been charged with misconduct in office, criminal conspiracy, and aggravated breach of peace.
Investigators said on Feb. 4, the trio ”knowingly reported five hoax emergencies” in the towns of Cheraw, Chesterfield, McBee and Pageland. They said the former deputies, while on duty, called convenience stores or law enforcement agencies in those locations to report a “dead body.”
Agents said the calls caused law enforcement agencies to send emergency responders.
“Prank calls happen, but you don’t expect it from cops,” said Briana Davenport, who lives in McBee.
“Because we’re supposed to be calling them to help us out. I think it’s messed up for it to happen like that,” she added.
Reichard, Roseau, and Loflin were booked into the Chesterfield County jail.
The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office requested the SLED investigation.
It’s not clear what their motives were.
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