Four Spartanburg County officers charged with domestic violence

South Carolina News

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) – A South Carolina sheriff is speaking out against domestic violence after a fourth employee has been charged with the crime in just six months.

Spartanburg Sheriff Chuck Wright told WSPA-TV Thursday he’s never seen this many arrests from his own department in such short order. He said he “couldn’t care less what badge you wear. … We don’t do that.”

Detention officer Christopher Marden was charged this week with kidnapping and aggravated domestic violence. Last week, recently fired former deputy Cody Steiner was accused of shoving a woman holding an infant.

In May, detention officer Kelvin Washington was charged with domestic violence and accused of harassing a woman who had a protective order against him. In July, deputy Donald Ross allegedly assaulted his pregnant wife.

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