GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - Former Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis turned himself in Wednesday morning, according to his attorney, Rauch Wise.
Wise said Lewis turned himself in to the Kirkland Detention Facility in Columbia.
We were told Lewis will serve a one year sentence but he'll be eligible for parole after three months.
The move comes after Lewis was convicted of statutory misconduct of a public officer in 2019. Lewis was found to have used public funds to pursue a relationship with his personal assistant.
Lewis' attorney filed a petition after his appeal, saying the charge was too vague. However, the appeal was denied by the Supreme Court on Aug. 11, with the judge saying the evidence left no doubt he was guilty.
Wise initially mailed in appeal paperwork in October of 2019, a week after he was convicted of misconduct of a public officer.
There is a fifteen day window now open for Lewis' attorney to file a petition for re-hearing. Wise said their next step will be to file that petition.
If Lewis and his attorney had not filed a petition, then Lewis would have had to report back to prison two weeks from Thursday, Aug. 12.