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Former Clemson athletic staffer arrested on felony charge

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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — A recently retired Clemson athletic department staffer was arrested on grand larceny over missing university property.

Online court records from Pickens County show John Samuel Blackman was arrested Tuesday by Clemson University police on grand larceny of more than $2,000 but less than $10,000. Blackman had been charged Friday with a misdemeanor count of petit larceny on Friday. The latest charge is a felony that could carry up to five years in jail, according to South Carolina law.

Blackman was released on a personal recognizance bond of $5,000, court records show. He was ordered not to be on campus except to come to court, according to bond conditions.

Blackman had worked in Clemson’s athletic department for 31 years until retiring this past June.

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