McCORMICK COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) – The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has brought charges against a former McCormick County Deputy.

33-year-old James Patrick Florida III of Edgefield is charged with 2nd Degree Domestic Violence.

The warrant states that Florida caused bruising to the victim’s face and body.

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office requested SLED investigate.

According to the McCormick County Sheriff, Florida was placed on administrative leave on February 22rd once the Sheriff’s Office learned that SLED was investigating an allegation of domestic violence. 

Sheriff Stearns says that Florida was terminated immediately once the Sheriff’s Office found out that a warrant for domestic violence 2nd degree was issued on Friday, May 5th. 

Florida has been booked into the Edgefield County Detention Center.