Man wanted for attempted murder assaults Spartanburg Co. deputy during arrest


SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC (WSPA) A man wanted on an attempted murder charge reportedly assaulted a deputy who tried to arrest him last week.

According to a Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office report, a deputy was traveling east on Cannons Campground Road on March 27, when he saw Richard Scott Turner walking quickly towards Cowpens.

The deputy recognized Turner and had a General Sessions bench warrant for attempted murder against Turner in his possession.

According to the report, the deputy called out to Turner telling him to stop and even tried grabbing Turner by his belt, but he jerked away from the deputy.

A struggle occurred between Turner and the deputy and the deputy at one point attempted to put handcuffs on Turner, but Turner broke away and ran back onto Cannons Campground Road.

Turner then started talking to the driver of a white truck in the road, and then he reportedly grabbed two pieces of wood and shouldered them like a baseball bat at me.

The deputy drew his weapon and ordered Turner to drop the wood. He eventually dropped both pieces of wood and then jumped into the back of a white work truck on the road and told the driver to drive away.

Another struggle between the deputy and Turner occurred, as the deputy was trying to get Turner out of the vehicle.

The deputy was able to pull him out of the truck and onto the ground after additional deputies arrived on-scene, and Turner was handcuffed.

Turner reportedly was moved by deputies from the road and he laid on the ground until EMS crews arrived on-scene.

According to the report, the initial deputy received injuries to his right hand.

Turner was taken to Spartanburg Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

He was additionally charged with resisting arrest with assault and taken to the Spartanburg County Detention Center.

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