Weather Data Source: South Carolina Weather

Spartanburg County Sheriff Confesses to Wrongful Arrest in Recent Drug Roundup

Sheriff apologizing for wrongful arrest

‘We made a mistake’: Man wrongly arrested in Spartanburg County

Spartanburg County Sheriff Admits Mistaken Identity in Recent Drug Roundup

On Tuesday afternoon, a press conference was held by Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright to openly admit to a significant mistake made by his agency during a recent drug roundup. “I owe a man a sincere apology because we made a mistake,” Wright candidly stated.

Wrongful Arrest in Narcotics Raid

The error occurred in an anti-drug operation on January 7, during which more than two dozen people were arrested. Deputies had announced that one Olin Christopher Rhodes II had been charged with possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. As it transpires, however, they had identified the wrong person.

Upon hearing of the charges, an innocent Rhodes voluntarily turned himself in to authorities, despite not having committed any crime. Following this wrongful arrest, Rhodes was dismissed from his employment with the City of Mauldin.

Displaying a photo of Rhodes, Sheriff Wright stated, “This is a man that did nothing wrong.”

A Job Regained and Monetary Compensation

Ensuing the revelation of the agency’s mistake, city officials in Mauldin showed understanding and promptly reemployed Rhodes. In addition to this, Sheriff Wright announced his intention to aid Rhodes in recovering any lost income as a result of the time he was absent from work due to the wrongful arrest.

The arrest and the damage it caused are unfortunate examples of how systemic glitches can have distressing impacts on the lives of individuals. Municipal and county authorities across the board must work diligently to ensure that such an error does not recur.

All Rights Reserved

This article is copyrighted and all rights are reserved. Reproduction without prior approval is strictly prohibited.

Most Read Articles

  • A man sentenced to minimum 125 years after raping a 13-year-old girl.
  • School bus involved in crash in Greenville Co., officials confirm.
  • Judge weighing bond request for couple charged in quadruple murder.
  • Power outages and downed trees in Upstate impacting commute.

News, Weather, and Sports Updates

For accurate news, weather updates and sports action in your area, stay tuned.

Contact Us

For any queries, suggestions, or feedback, feel free to contact us at (864) 213-2100 or email us at

Spartanburg County Sheriff Confesses to Wrongful Arrest in Recent Drug Roundup Spartanburg SC

Leave a Reply


Recent Posts

Featured Business

Featured Neighborhood

Sign up for our Newsletter

Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit