- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Officials with the S.C. Law Enforcement Division say the mayor of the town of Lyman and a second man are charged in connection with an investigation into wiretapping and misconduct in office.

SLED said Wednesday that 58-year-old Mayor Rodney Dean Turner is charged with wiretapping and misconduct in office. Authorities also said 65-year-old Gary Christopher Martin of Inman is charged with wiretapping and third-degree computer crime act.

WYFF-TV in Greenville (https://bit.ly/1T4V6uh) cites arrest warrants that show from between July 2008 and August 2014, Turner began secret negotiations without town council’s knowledge on a pending legal matter, costing Lyman over $200,000.

SLED said Martin is accused of hacking into the town’s computers on 10 occasions in 2014 and joining with Turner in trying to wiretap conversations between workers around Town Hall.


Information from: WYFF-TV, https://www.wyff4.com/index.html

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