Top DNR officer charged with criminal domestic violence
A state wildlife law-enforcement supervisor was arrested today after his wife said he kicked her.
Chisolm Frampton, 47, a colonel with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, was charged with criminal domestic violence and taken to the Charleston County jail.
Charleston County sheriff’s deputies were called to Royal Oak Drive on Johns Island about 2:15 p.m., according to Maj. Jim Brady. Frampton’s wife told deputies she and her husband had been arguing most of the day. She said Frampton threw and broke items around the house and at one point kicked her, causing her to fear for her safety.
According to the DNR’s website, Frampton leads the agency’s law-enforcement division. The U.S. Coast Guard cited him for the Meritorious Service Medal for maritime security, and the governor awarded him the Order of the Palmetto in 1998.
Frampton has a bond hearing at 9 a.m. Monday.