Marion fire assistant chief slashes tires, brake lines of cars, warrant says

MARION, SC (WBTW) – Marion Fire Department Assistant Chief Chris McKenzie was arrested Sunday after slashing the tires and cutting the brake lines of two different vehicles in November, according to an arrest warrant from South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

The warrant says McKenzie, 42, went to a home on Palmetto Pointe Road in Marion on Nov. 29 and slashed the tires, a brake line,

Marion Fire Department Assistant Chief Chris McKenzie is charged with malicious injury to personal property valued at more than $2,000.
Marion Fire Department Assistant Chief Chris McKenzie is charged with malicious injury to personal property valued at more than $2,000.

and wiring harness to a 2009 Honda Accord and a 2004 GMC Sierra Z71.

McKenzie is charged with malicious injury to personal property valued at more than $2,000. McKenzie was released from the Marion County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond.

Marion City Administrator Alan Ammons confirms McKenzie is currently on leave from his position with the fire department, but has not released whether the absence is a paid or unpaid leave.