Former Iva PD Chief Charged with Sex Crimes

A former Upstate police chief has been arrested and charged with sex crimes involving a child, officials said.

Jason Hawkins

Former Iva Police Chief Jason Hawkins, age 44, was arrested Monday and charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and two separate counts of 3rd degree sexual conduct with someone under 16.

Hawkins, who served as police chief since 2014 and retired in January of 2021, was arrested on Monday and released on $20,000 bond, according to jail records.