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Former correction officer’s wife also booked for her part in domestic violence incident

Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) – The wife of former Lexington County Detention Center Officer Timothy Lane Padgett, 28, who himself was charged with Domestic Violence, third degree earlier in the week, has now also been charged in that incident. Rayanna Lee Padgett, also 28, was arrested and charged Wednesday with Domestic Violence, third degree too. Rayanne Padgett was booked into the Lexington County Detention Center after her arrest.

As is standard procedure when an employee of the Sheriff’s Department is involved, SLED is handling the investigation. Timothy Lane Padgett was terminated after his arrest by the sheriff Monday. Because of the chance of a conflict of interest, the prosecution of this case is being handled by the S.C. Attorney General’s Office.

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