Summary: Charleston lawyer Melissa Gay was arrested and charged with the obstruction of justice related to a client she was representing.
A Charleston, South Carolina attorney was arrested for the obstruction of justice. Melissa Gay was charged by the State Law Enforcement Division, according to Live 5 News.
The arrest warrant details the accusations against Gay. She was representing a suspect charged with drug offenses. She allegedly called the suspect’s girlfriend, telling her to remove money and paperwork from their shared house. This allegedly happened on December 13, 2017. The home on Bridgeview Drive is where the suspect, Dwayne Walker, was arrested by SLED agents for trafficking cocaine and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
Gay responded to the home as Walker’s attorney. Later when she was with Walker privately, she called Walker’s girlfriend. She told her to remove the money and paperwork from the home she shared with Walker and take the money to an associate of Walker’s.
The conversation Gay had with the girlfriend was not as private as she thought as SLED