Pickens County man sent to prison
The Greenville-Pickens solicitor today announced that a judge has sent a Pickens County man to prison for 12 years after being convicted of committing or attempting lewd act on a child. The sentence was handed down to Edgar Bartholmen Merrifield. According to Solicitor Walt Wilkins, evidence presented by assistant solicitor Jenny Barwick established that Merrifield on multiple occasions touched a child on his genitals and buttocks. At the time, the child was between five and eight years old.