Former SC police chief, deputy jailed for failure to return agency-issued weapons, officials say

Former Columbia Police Chief facing more charges
(Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
(Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A former Columbia Police Department chief and former Richland County deputy is now facing additional charges.

Randy Scott, who was arrested on a drug charge last month, turned himself into jail Thursday morning on two counts of breach of trust with fraudulent intent, CPD Chief Skip Holbrook and Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced.

Scott was originally arrested on July 17 following the search of a wanted fugitive at this home. During the search, investigators found a gun lockbox in his home. A law enforcement-issued .40 mm, Glock, he failed to return following his July 2016 resignation from the sheriff's department was found in addition to a .9 mm pistol belonging to the Columbia Police Department. He resigned from the police department in May 2013.

In addition, Lisa Grazioli, also a former Richland County Sheriff's deputy, was also charged with breach of trust for a shotgun issued by the sheriff's department to her, was found in Scott's gun lock box.

Investigators learned Grazioli failed to return the shotgun belonging to the sheriff's department; Grazioli lives in Scott's home and resigned from the sheriff's department in March 2017. Grazioli was in hot water in 2016 for interfering with a traffic stop involving her son.

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