Lee inmates charged with blackmail in sextortion of Army veteran before suicide


Two South Carolina prison inmates were charged Friday with blackmail in connection with a sextortion scam that targeted Army veteran Jared Johns of Greenville shortly before he killed himself on Sept. 11, 2018.

The charges against John William Dobbins, 59, of North Charleston, and Carl Richard Smith, 43, of Simpsonville, were announced by Greenville Police Chief Ken Miller after what he described as a lengthy investigation.

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