Former officer pleads guilty to Misconduct in Office

A former Horry County Police Officer has pleaded guilty to a charge of Misconduct in Office.

On Thursday, a judge sentenced Charles Kenneth McLendon, 42, to one year in prison, but suspended that upon payment of a $500 fine, according to the Horry County Solicitors Office.

A Domestic Violence charge against him was dropped on Thursday, because McLendon plead guilty to the other charge.

McLendon was arrested in December for Criminal Domestic Violence 1st Offense and Misconduct in Office after dash cam video from his patrol car showed him chasing his wife with his police car and harassing her.

He was terminated from the department.

McLendon is also facing a charge of Violation of Order of Protection.

McLendon was driving past the home of someone who had an order of protection that indicates that he is "temporarily restrained, prohibited, and forbidden to abuse, or threaten...the victim," according to a police report.

A magistrate judge denied McLendon bond Tuesday morning stating McLendon was not in stable condition.

McLendon is being held without bond in the J. Reuben Long Detention Center on the charge of Violation of Order of Protection.