SOUTH CAROLINA (WJBF) – An employee for the Army Corps of Engineers is now facing charges in the death of a South Carolina Sheriff’s deputy who drowned during a training exercise.
37-year-old Joseph Fleming has been arrested and charged with reckless homicide by boat and has been released on bond.
Investigators say on June 1, Fleming was operating a boat during training on Lake Hartwell.
He, along with Anderson County sheriff’s deputy Devin Hodges and a fellow deputy was thrown from the boat.
Hodges drowned when his life jacket got caught on a propeller, pinning him underwater.