YORK COUNTY, SC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A York County Sheriff's deputy has been arrested after the department was made aware that he had been engaged in "conduct unbecoming of an officer," some of which was criminal in nature.
Former deputy Christopher Gage was fired from the York County Sheriff's Office on Jan. 10 by Sheriff Kevin Tolson after an investigation, launched Jan. 8, revealed that Gage had an extramarital affair, providing money in exchange for sexual favors, and did not serve a suspect with an outstanding warrant for arrest.
“I take all allegations of officer misconduct very seriously. As soon as a complaint was received, we immediately interviewed the complainant. I fired Gage as soon as certain statements made during the interview were corroborated,” said Sheriff Tolson.
He was arrested by State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) officers on July 10 on a warrant for misconduct.
“Gage’s conduct is reprehensible and will not be tolerated this in this office. This former employee’s behavior is not a reflection of the good work of other YCSO deputies,” Sheriff Tolson said.