- Associated Press - Friday, June 15, 2018

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy in South Carolina sent driver’s license information, crime scene photos and investigation information to his friends.

The State Law Enforcement Division says 32-year-old Brandon Jones was charged Friday with public official use or disclosure of confidential information.

Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said Jones accessed the information for six months in 2017 and was fired in August.

A warrant says Jones shared call logs, incident reports, crime scene photographs and other information. The warrant and sworn statement did not say who Jones gave the information to or why he was sharing it.

If convicted, Jones faces up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. It wasn’t known if he had a lawyer.



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