Spartanburg Co. man hits motorcyclist with vehicle, accused of attempted murder


SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – A Spartanburg County man is accused of attempted murder after he reportedly intentionally hit a motorcyclist on Monday.

According to a Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office report, a deputy was called to a location in the 1900 block of Nazareth Road in regards to a hit-and-run Monday.

Another deputy responded to a home on Chestnut Street in Spartanburg County, at the request of the first deputy.

When the deputy arrived at the home, lights were on inside the home and the deputy walked to the back of the house to try to find the vehicle that was involved in the hit-and-run earlier that day.

According to the report, the deputy found a Honda Accord with front bumper damage sitting at the rear of the home, which matched the suspect vehicle description.

While waiting for the other deputy to arrive on-scene, the other deputy saw lights go out in the home and heard what sounds like someone charging a firearm nearby. The deputy then called for additional units to respond.

Wellford and Lyman Police Department officers also responded to the scene and tried to get someone to the front door of the home, but were unsuccessful.

Jail records show that the suspect, Bryan Freeman, of Startex, was booked into the Spartanburg County Detention Center at around 2:30 a.m.

Freeman was charged with attemped murder and malicious damage of $2,000 or less to property.

He was denied bond during his hearing Tuesday morning. 

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