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Greenville Co. Detention Officer accused of selling contraband to inmates

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Greenville Co. Detention Officer Rocco Fava appears in bond court (FOX Carolina/ 4/4/18) Greenville Co. Detention Officer Rocco Fava appears in bond court (FOX Carolina/ 4/4/18)
GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Greenville County Detention Officer has been fired after he was accused of bringing contraband into the jail to sell to inmates and arrested on multiple charges.

Rocco Jonathan Fava was charged with misconduct and office and furnishing contraband to a prisoner.

A Lieutenant working at the detention center confirmed that Fava was a detention center officer.

Fava appeared in his uniform for a bond hearing Wednesday night.

The judge issued a personal recognizance bond of $10,000 bond for each charge, totaling $20,000. 

His next court date has been scheduled for June 29 at 9 a.m.  

The judge also told Fava his charges could affect his immigration status and ability to carry a firearm.

Our crew in court said Fava was emotional during the hearing and asked about the possibility of Pre-Trial Intervention.

John Vandermosten, Assistant County Administrator with Greenville County Department of Public Safety released a statement released a statement on Fava's arrest Thursday:

"Investigators with the Greenville County Detention Center received information that a Detention Center employee was selling contraband to inmates inside the facility.  Early in the investigation it was determined that the employee was Detention Officer Rocco Johnatan Fava.  The results of the investigation showed that Mr. Fava introduced contraband into the Detention Center on at least two occasions.  Those in Law Enforcement are held to a higher standard and Mr. Fava took an oath of office.  He violated this oath, public trust, as well as South Carolina Code of Laws and was dealt with accordingly.   Mr. Fava was terminated upon his arrest.  He had been employed by Greenville County since January 25, 2016."

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