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A former Branchville officer is dealing with prices of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and giving beer to a minor.

The S.C. Regulation Enforcement Division charged Damien Desray Hartwell, 27, of Walterboro, on Wednesday.

The Branchville Police Division terminated Hartwell on Monday for allegedly “mendacity about contributing to the delinquency of a minor,” in accordance with data obtained from the S.C. Felony Justice Academy.

Hartwell’s warrants allege he was working at his secondary job at a Branchville gasoline station on Might 21 when, simply earlier than 9:30 p.m., he “overheard a telephone dialog that the juvenile was having with a buddy, additionally a minor.”

“The juvenile was in search of somebody to purchase beer,” the warrant alleges.

The warrant claims Hartwell, “provided to buy beer and was given a debit card by the juvenile.”

Hartwell allegedly bought the beer from the gasoline station utilizing the juvenile’s debit card “and positioned the case of Pure Mild beer within the backseat of the juvenile’s truck,” the warrant states.

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On June 7, throughout a voluntary interview, Hartwell allegedly admitted to purchasing the case of Pure Mild beer and giving it to the juvenile, the warrant states.

Hartwell “said he know the juvenile was beneath the age of 21” on the time, the warrant claims.

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