RCSD: Suspect's family tries to stab deputy with screwdriver
Tue, 07 Feb 2012 22:03:59 GMT —
RICHLAND COUNTY (WACH) -- Richland County deputies say a suspected drug dealer's family attacked officers Tuesday afternoon.
The incident happened in the 4500 block of Bluff Road, in the Starlight community.
Officials say a deputy was trying to arrest the suspect, when the man's family came out of the house and interfered.
According to authorities, one of the relatives tried to stab a deputy with a screwdriver, which allowed the suspect to escape.
Authorities arrested three people at the scene.
The suspect, Warren Spruill Jr., was arrested just after 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Spruil faces several charges including assault on a police officer while resisting arrest.