Background check fails to reveal prior convictions for volunteer coach

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A background check on a volunteer coach for the North Charleston Recreation Department failed to show he had prior convictions for drugs, but still was allowed to coach kids,

Domnimechia Singleton also has a conviction for unlawful conduct toward a child.

A spokesman for the City of North Charleston said a third party company did the background check on 26 year old Singleton.

However the background check done by Southeastern Security Consultants did not show that Singleton had a rap sheet that goes back to 2007.

On Feb. 10, Charleston County deputies arrested Singleton after a traffic stop.

According to court papers, they found cocaine, marijuana and unlawful prescription pills in his car.

A magistrate set Singleton's bond at $400,000 on those charges.

On Wednesday morning, a preliminary hearing court judge ruled that Singleton's case will go to trial.

Judge Skip Gosnell also denied Singleton's request to have his bond reduced.

City of North Charleston spokesman Ryan Johnson said the city is trying to determine why Singleton's prior convictions and charges did not come up in the background check.

We reached out to Southeastern Security Consultants, the company that did the background check to find out what went wrong.

An employee said someone will get back to us.

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