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Crime Bond hearing scheduled this week for former Sheriff Will Lewis, convicted of misconduct

22:00  11 november  2019
22:00  11 november  2019 Source:   greenvilleonline.com

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A judge Tuesday will decide if former Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis, who is serving a one-year prison sentence, will be granted an appeal bond. 

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  Solicitor files argument against Will Lewis attorney's request for bond, records show 16th Circuit Solicitor Kevin Brackett has responded to a request by convicted Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis' attorney for bond. Lewis was sentenced to one year in prison after a jury found him guilty of misconduct of a public officer. Sign up for our Newsletters Lewis' attorney has filed an appeal and asked for bond in the meantime. Brackett filed a request that the court deny the motion. The request said there is no entitlement to bond on appeal. It also cited Nichols.

Lewis is serving a one-year prison sentence after a Grenville County jury found him guilty on Oct. 25 of misconduct of a public officer. Judge G. Thomas Cooper sentenced Lewis to the maximum penalty. 

a man wearing a suit and tie: Suspended Greenville Sheriff Will Lewis watches during closing arguments on the fourth day of his misconduct trial on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. © Josh Morgan/Staff Suspended Greenville Sheriff Will Lewis watches during closing arguments on the fourth day of his misconduct trial on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019.

Lewis' attorney, Rauch Wise, filed an appeal to the conviction shortly after. He is also seeking an appeal bond for Lewis as they appeal the case, which can take up to 18 months, he said. 

The bond hearing is scheduled for Tuesday at noon in Laurens County.  

Lewis was transferred to a North Carolina prison Nov. 1 as a safety precaution.

Complete trial coverage:

Former Sheriff Will Lewis granted bond, not allowed to leave state

  Former Sheriff Will Lewis granted bond, not allowed to leave state Former Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis was granted an appeal bond Tuesday afternoon in Laurens County. © Ken Ruinard / staff Suspended Sheriff Will Lewis enters the Greenville County Courthouse courtroom Friday. Judge G. Thomas Cooper sentenced him to 1 year in prison on day 5 of the misconduct trial, Oct. 25, 2019. He was convicted on one count of misconduct the day before. Judge G. Thomas Cooper said Lewis isn't a danger to the community or a flight risk. Lewis is not allowed to leave the state. Cooper set the bond at $50,000. Lewis was serving a one year prison sentence after he was convicted Oct.

  • Highlights from day 1: Inside the courtroom during suspended Sheriff Will Lewis' misconduct trial
  • Highlights from day 2: Savanah Nabors takes the stand on second day of Sheriff Will Lewis trial
  • Highlights from day 3: Suspended Sheriff Will Lewis took the stand Wednesday in misconduct trial
  • Highlights from day 4: Suspended Sheriff Will Lewis convicted on one count of misconduct
  • Highlights from day 5: Convicted Sheriff Will Lewis sentenced to one year in prison
  • A timeline of events: From Savanah Nabors' lawsuit to the trial of Sheriff Will Lewis

 Haley Walters covers public safety, crime and breaking news. Email her at hwalters@gannett.com and follow her on Twitter @_haleywalters

This article originally appeared on The Greenville News: Bond hearing scheduled this week for former Sheriff Will Lewis, convicted of misconduct

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