BELTON, SC (WSPA) – A man who knocked an Anderson County sheriff’s deputy unconscious and took his firearm prompting a manhunt is behind bars.
Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Andy Tribble said deputies were helping Belton Police Department on a warrant service and as they were trying to take the suspect, Dillon Six, into custody, Six assaulted a deputy.
Sheriff Chad McBride said the deputy was knocked unconscious and the suspect took his service weapon.
“It could have been an extremely different situation and, of course, we’re grateful. For some reason the good Lord intervened and made sure our deputy stayed safe,” McBride said.
Six was on the loose for 30 minutes, prompting all schools in the Belton area to be placed on lockdown.
“He (Six) took off on foot with the deputy’s service weapon and didn’t get too far down the road and hid under a house and Belton (Police Department), us (sheriff’s office)… we were all tracking the guy,” McBride said. “K9s on the ground.”
He was taken into custody a short time later. Tribble said they have recovered the deputy’s firearm that Six took from him.
“This wasn’t a high risk warrant that was being served,” McBride said. “Turns out there was a high risk individual who was there that obviously we didn’t know was there.”
“He’s got a pretty extensive record. I know Belton has had dealings with him, and we’ve had dealings with him. He’s not the most savory of characters. He’s part of that continuous criminal element that we’re continuously having to deal with,” McBride said.
Jail records show he is charged with resisting arrest with a deadly weapon, unlawful taking of firearm or weapon from a law enforcement officer and violation of terms of probation, parole or other supervisory program.
On Thursday, his bond was set at $30,000.