BCSO jailer granted continuance

  • Thursday, September 19, 2013

Defense attorney Edward Phipps (left) and BCSO jailer Billy Wade Biering, charged with assaulting an inmate, attend a hearing in a Moncks Corner courtroom Sept. 12. STEFAN ROGENMOSER/GAZETTE

Accused county officer Billy Wade Biering has been granted a continuance.
Biering, a Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office jailer, appeared for a Berkeley County Magistrate Court hearing on Sept. 12 in Moncks Corner. Judge Whilden V. Baggett
granted the continuance.
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents were present as prosecutors, along with Biering and his defense attorney Edward Phipps. Other uniformed BCSO officers were also present. Biering was not wearing a uniform at the hearing.
SLED charged Biering, 49, with one count of assault and battery, third degree. He was arrested Aug. 13 and booked into the Hill-Finklea Detention Center, where he worked.
On May 12, 2012, Biering struck a restrained inmate with a closed fist several times at the Hill-Finklea Detention Center, according to an affidavit.
The affidavit continues that the charge against Biering is based on information obtained from interviews, witness statements, digital video records and admission by Biering.
SLED conducted the investigation at the request of BCSO, according to a SLED press release.
If convicted, the misdemeanor carries a penalty of up to 30 days in jail a fine of up to $500, or both. Biering’s next court appearance is set for Oct. 3.


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