The state attorney general’s office is reviewing allegations against the interim director of South Carolina’s public safety agency, F. Kenny Lancaster Jr.
Because it is an ongoing investigation, Mark Plowden, a spokesman for the attorney general’s office, would not say Wednesday what information is being reviewed or why.
However, a spokesman for the Department of Public Safety confirmed a complaint against Lancaster had been filed with the agency a few weeks ago. The complaint was referred to the attorney general’s office for review.
A Beaufort County woman told The State on Wednesday that she filed the complaint. In it, Ali Rowell alleges her husband was fired in 2008 from his job as a patrolman with the Highway Patrol, which Lancaster oversees, because she had broken off an affair with Lancaster more than a decade earlier.
Lancaster declined to comment.