SLED announces charges against former Summerville Police Dept. employee

DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – The State Law Enforcement Division announced Wednesday charges against a former Summerville Police Department employee.

Wade F. Rollings, 46, is charged with stealing at least four firearms from the police department’s evidence room and selling them to a local pawn shop. Charges include grand larceny and misconduct in office.

Arrest warrants show Rollings sold 11 firearms to Big Bucks Pawn Shot on December 14, 2020, after being terminated by Summerville PD.

“A search of the Lowcountry Pawn database showed a description of the items sold by Rollings, four of which were matched to items missing from Summerville Police Dept. evidence room, pursuant to an internal evidence audit after his termination,” documents said.

During his employment, arrest records show Rollings was a crime scene technician “and a processor of a key to the evidence room.”

Rollings was booked at the Dorchester County Detention Center.

We reached out to Summerville Police Department who would not comment on the case pending the SLED investigation.