Dorchester County Coroner charged with misconduct in office

Chris Nesbit.

DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC – Friday agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division arrested the Dorchester County Coroner, Chris Nisbet, in connection with an incident August 25, 2015.

47-year-old Christopher David Nisbet of Summerville, SC was charged with Misconduct in Office which carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison.

Nesbitt arrived at the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office at around 1:30 p.m Friday to turn himself and to face a charge of misconduct in office.  Around 4 p.m. Nisbet walked into court in handcuffs. The judge explained that Nisbet is charged with one count of misconduct in office. He gave him a $5,000 PR bond since he believes Nesbitt is not a flight risk.

The case was investigated by SLED at the request of the Summerville Police Department.

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