Man arrested for state tax evasion

Officials from the South Carolina Department of Revenue arrested David S. Mitchell Tuesday for three charges of state income tax evasion in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Mitchell failed to file income tax returns for 2007 through 2009 and pay taxes due. Mitchell filed W4 withholding allowance certificates with his employer claiming to be exempt from withholding tax.

Mitchell evaded the assessment of state taxes on his gross income of $488,325; he therefore has an outstanding tax liability of $28,404 due to the state.

Mitchell, 46, could face penalties of up to $30,000 in fines and/or up to 15 years in prison if convicted of the charges.

He is currently being held at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center pending a bond hearing.