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RCSD: Suspect's family tries to stab deputy with screwdriver

Richland County deputies say a suspected drug dealer's family attacked officers Tuesday afternoon. The suspect was arrested after a brief escape.

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.

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