Greenville County Deputy Injured During Armed Robbery Investigat - WSPA.com

Greenville County Deputy Injured During Armed Robbery Investigation, Victim Arrested

Posted: Updated:
A Greenville County Sheriff's deputy was injured when she became trapped between her police cruiser and a fence while investigating an armed robbery.

Lieutenant Tim Ridgeway of the sheriff's office said that the unidentified female deputy responded to a report of an armed robbery to a person on Interurban Avenue just before 7 p.m. Thursday night. When the deputy got out of the car to approach the victim, the victim ran off. In an effort to pursue the victim, the deputy turned around and the police cruiser began to roll forward. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, but it pinned her knee between the front bumper and the fence until a group of bystanders came to her aide. The deputy was transported to the hospital with a minor knee injury, Ridgeway said.

However, the robbery victim called the Greenville Law Enforcement Center shortly thereafter wishing to file a police report about the armed robbery. According to Ridgeway, deputies told the man that he could only file the report in person instead of over the phone. Ridgeway said that the victim told deputies he had warrants out for his arrest and did not want to file the report in person.

Deputies managed to trace the wanted suspect back to a home near where the armed robbery took place. When they arrived, the man slammed the door in their faces and attempted to flee again, Ridgeway stated. However, deputies managed to apprehend the unidentified man and took him into custody.

There was no immediate description on the armed robbery suspect and the case is still under investigation.
  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • Shots Fired After Armed Robbery At Anderson Store

    Shots Fired After Armed Robbery At Anderson Store

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:29 AM EDT2014-04-18 04:29:11 GMT
    Anderson police are searching for an armed robbery suspect.Anderson police are searching for an armed robbery suspect.
    Anderson police are searching for an armed robbery suspect. According to Lt. David Creamer, the call came in just after 9 p.m. Thursday for shots fired inside and outside the Thomas Food Mart on Tribble Street. Lt. Creamer says the suspect fled on foot.
    Anderson police are searching for an armed robbery suspect. According to Lt. David Creamer, the call came in just after 9 p.m. Thursday for shots fired inside and outside the Thomas Food Mart on Tribble Street. Lt. Creamer says the suspect fled on foot.
  • Stolen Car Found Submerged In Boiling Springs Pond

    Stolen Car Found Submerged In Boiling Springs Pond

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:52 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:52:10 GMT
    The Spartanburg County Sheriff's office dive team investigated a submerged car in a pond off Mountain View Road Thursday night.
    The Spartanburg County Sheriff's office dive team investigated a submerged car in a pond off Mountain View Road Thursday night.
  • Man Jumped In Sewage-filled Creek Running From Spartanburg Police

    Man Jumped In Sewage-filled Creek Running From Spartanburg Police

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:45:30 GMT
    Jamal Rios, 19Jamal Rios, 19
    Jamal Rios, 19, apparently had outstanding warrants for trespassing and resisting arrest.
    Jamal Rios, 19, apparently had outstanding warrants for trespassing and resisting arrest.
Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.