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Deputies: man physically assaulted female, damaged police property

Teen charged for allegedly assaulting park ranger

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) - A man is facing charges after assaulting a female and damaging police property, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies responded to the incident around 7 p.m. on the 1300 block of Broad River Road. Winfred Lanard Washington, Jr., 19, was giving an unidentified female a ride when the two started arguing.

The altercation turned physical, resulting in the female sustaining injuries to her upper body.

When RCSD deputies arrested Washington, he kicked the window and door of the patrol car from the inside. Damages include a shattered window, as well as visible issues with the door.

Washington is charged with assault and malicious injury to property.

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