WDPS Chief Charged in Prostitution Sting

WDPS Chief Freddie Lorick

WDPS Chief Freddie Lorick

WINNSBORO (Sept. 30, 2016) – Chief of Public Safety Freddie Lorick has been placed on administrative leave, Mayor Roger Gaddy told The Voice this evening, pending the outcome of charges stemming from Lorick’s arrest earlier today during an undercover sting in Columbia.

According to the Columbia Police Department, organized crime and narcotics units made several arrests Friday during an undercover prostitution operation. Lorick was among those arrested. He has been charged with soliciting prostitution.

During the arrest, Lorick advised officers that he needed medical attention, the Police Department said, and he was transported by EMS to a local hospital. At press time there was no word on his condition or whether he had as yet been processed at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center in Richland County. As of 4 p.m. Friday, the detention center said they did not have Lorick in custody. An incident report has not yet been provided by the Police Department.

Gaddy said Maj. John Seibles will be acting Chief until Lorick’s case is resolved.



  1. Maybe this is why there is so much robbery around Winnsboro. When the cat is away the rats will play.

  2. Looks like the cat’s doing a lil playin his self

  3. Gwen bannister says

    And how is this setting a good example for the children in our county? And this man thinks we should respect him.

  4. Mudhog says

    He got sick because he got CAUGHT!

  5. Mudhog says

    He was just doing his own “Undercover Operation”.

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