Inmate charged with threatening life of former Gov. Sanford

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) – A South Carolina inmate was arrested Wednesday on charges of threatening the life of former Gov. Mark Sanford and his family.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division arrested 49-year-old Gerald M. Evans of Bishopville and charged him with threatening the life of a public official.

According to a SLED arrest warrant, Evans made direct and indirect threats to Sanford in a handwritten letter.

The accusations happened on or about Oct. 21, 2010 while Evans was incarcerated at the Lee Correctional Institution in Lee County. Lee has been incarcerated since December 1994. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison for armed robbery.

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