ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – An Anderson County deputy was punched during a fight while attempting to find suspects involved in a hit-and-run crash.
The sheriff’s office said detectives went to the Meadow Run Apartments on Abbeville Highway Wednesday afternoon for a search warrant involving armed suspects involved in a hit-and-run near the complex.
Deputies said that while they were at the apartment complex, they encountered a suspect who had active warrants. At that time, investigators said a crowd formed and a large fight broke out between deputies and several people.
The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said two deputies were being checked out by medical personnel for injuries from the fight, including one deputy who was punched in the eye.
Five people were arrested following the fight for charges including Assault on a Deputy, Resisting Arrest, and Breach of Peace.
The sheriff’s office has not yet released the identity of the suspects.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.