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      Two former public officials admit to misconduct in office

      Harold Hainey and Ritchie Rollings, both former public officials, pleaded guilty Monday to one count each of a misdemeanor charge of Misconduct In Office, according to Jim Parks with the South Carolina State Grand Jury.

      Both men were arrested last June.

      Rollings was the Chesterfield County Jail Administrator and was charged for misusing and failing to properly supervise state inmates at the Chesterfield County Detention Center, according to the South Carolina State Grand Jury.

      Harold Hainey was Emergency Management Director and was charged for misusing and failing to properly supervise state inmates on loan to the detention center from the Department of Corrections.

      Judge Lee Alford sentenced Rollings to one year probation, according to Parks.

      He said Rollings' probation could be lowered to six months if he is found to be in good standing with his probation officer.

      Hainey was sentenced to six month probation and his probation could be reduced to three months, Parks said.

      Former Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker was convicted in April for Misconduct In Office and Furnishing Contraband To Inmates in a case involving state inmates he supervised.

      He was sentenced to two years in prison.