YORK COUNTY, S.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - The fire chief of the Indian Land Fire Department in Lancaster County has been arrested following a prostitution sting in York County, according to online records.
Thomas Wayne Pickard, 52, is currently being held at the York County Jail. He is charged with first-degree prostitution, York County jail records state.
Pickard's bond has not yet been set. Online records show he was booked into jail around 3:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14. Pickard is the fire chief in Indian Land and also works for the Lancaster County's fire service.
Pickard has been placed on administrative leave without pay until a personnel investigation is conducted, Lancaster County Fire Rescue said on Friday.
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