PAMPLICO, SC (WMBF) – A Pamplico police officer was arrested Thursday for allegedly providing a confidential informant, who is a convicted felon, with five firearms, according to documents from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
Arrest warrants state that between September 4 and September 9, Tyrone Orlando Reed, 27, unlawfully provided five firearms to a confidential informant who is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing firearms in South Carolina. The warrants state Reed provided these firearms to a person he knew was prohibited from possessing them.
Reed was booked into the Florence County Detention Center on Thursday and charged with misconduct in office. If convicted, he could spend up to 10 years in prison, according to a SLED news release.
The case was investigated by SLED, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Florence County Sheriff's Department, the release states. The case will be prosecuted by the 12th Circuit Solicitor's Office.