Sheriff: 'This was truly a fight for life or death'

NEWBERRY COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Newberry County Sheriff's Office arrested a Newberry man Wednesday morning after a violent struggle with a deputy.

Deputies say 24-year-old Trevor Denois Sligh has been arrested and charged with assault and battery on a police officer while resisting arrest, possession of crack cocaine, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The report said just after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night a deputy observed a vehicle driving without lights on Cottage Avenue in the Helena section of Newberry County. When the deputy stopped the vehicle, he could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle so he called for backup.