the republic logo

Deputies charge husband of missing Charleston woman with obstruction of justice

Share/Save/Bookmark

CHARLESTON, South Carolina — Authorities say they have charged the husband of a Charleston woman missing for more than two years with lying to police.

Charleston County deputies arrested 42-year-old Robert McCaffrey on Saturday on an obstruction of justice charge.

Investigators say McCaffrey lied about several things during the investigation, including when he saw his wife in bed the night she disappeared and that his wife found a safe in their home with $110,000 on it.

Deputies didn't talk about what the arrest means in their investigation into Gayle McCaffrey's disappearance.

Defense lawyer Chris Lizzi says the charge is appalling and Robert McCaffrey was arrested so the sheriff's office could look like it was doing something to find Gayle McCaffrey.

Deputies say Robert McCaffrey's wife was last seen in March 2012.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All comments are moderated before posting. Your email address must be verified with Disqus in order for your comment to appear.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.