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Corps of Engineers Employee Charged in SC Deputy's Death

August 08, 2017  | 

An employee with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been charged in the death of a South Carolina sheriff's deputy who was thrown from a boat during a training accident, reports the Associated Press.

News outlets reported 37-year-old Joseph Jess Fleming of Pendleton has been charged with reckless homicide by boat.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources charged Fleming late last week in the June 1 death of 30-year-old Anderson County Sheriff's Deputy Devin Hodges.

Robert McCullough with the Natural Resources Department said Fleming is a ranger at Lake Hartwell and was operating the boat Hodges was thrown from during the exercise.


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