SC deputy under SLED investigation charged with assault and battery

KINGSTREE, SC (WBTW) – A deputy with the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office was charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature after assaulting two people, one being a child.

Arrest warrants say deputy Curtis Lyndell Chandler hit a man in the head, neck and other areas of his body and then choked the victim until he nearly lost consciousness. A second warrant describes how Chandler hit a juvenile in her head, neck and other parts of the body before knocking her to the ground and stomping on her.

Witnesses told SLED investigators what happened and the arrest warrants note that admissions by Chandler lead to the charges and the former deputy’s arrest.

Investigator Alex Edwards with WCSO says a 911 call was made from the deputy’s home on Red Road in Kingstree Sunday in regard to an assault. It was later discovered that the deputy had been stabbed during the altercation, adds Edwards.

Edwards said once the details were revealed, the sheriff’s office requested SLED investigate.

Edwards confirms the deputy had worked with the sheriff’s office for approximately four years prior to the incident.

The deputy has since resigned from his position.


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