Lewis Still Out On Appeal

Failed to file required paperwork

Associated Press
May 31, 2020 - 3:23 pm
Former Greenville Sheriff Will Lewis at Greenville County Courthouse with wife Amy Lewis.  Day 2 of Trial.

Emily Gill

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A former sheriff in South Carolina who was freed on bond as he appeals his conviction and one-year prison sentence on a misconduct charge has not filed those court documents nearly seven months later.

The Greenville News reports that a lawyer for former Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis said the delay was first caused by a hold up getting the transcripts of court hearings. Since then, concerns about COVID-19 have kept Lewis from meeting with is lawyer to discuss his appeal.

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Lewis was convicted in October of misconduct for using his power as sheriff to hire a 22-year-old woman as his assistant and pushing her to have sex with him.

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