Former Deputy and Suspended Marlboro County Sheriff Released on Bond

Sheriff Charles Lemon and former deputy Andrew Cook were released on $25,000 bonds.

Suspended Marlboro County Sheriff Charles Lemon and former deputy Andrew Cook were released on $25,000 bonds following an arraignment yesterday at the Florence County Judicial Center. The two are charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and misconduct in office. Both men were indicted last week in connection with a tasing incident that happened earlier this year in May at the Marlboro County Detention Center. Sheriff Lemon allegedly ordered then-deputy Cook to deploy his taser on Jarrel Johnson and unlawfully continued to activate the taser at least two times after the initial deployment in order to subdue Johnson. A date hasn’t been set for their next court hearing.