Man, 2 Lexington deputies hurt after neighbors report problems near bus stop

Man, 2 Lexington deputies hurt after neighbors report problems near bus stop

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WIS) - Residents in Lexington contacted WIS with concerns after a man acting strangely near a bus stop Wednesday morning prompted a police presence.

SLED was on the scene helping LCSD investigate what happened.
SLED was on the scene helping LCSD investigate what happened. (Source: WIS)

The man and two Lexington County Sheriff’s Department deputies were hurt in the encounter, LCSD confirmed.

It happened just before 6:30 a.m. on Crestridge Drive off Nazareth Road. That’s near Exit 51 for Longs Pond Road off I-20.

Deputies said they got several 911 calls and responded to do a welfare check on the 34-year-old man.

Neighbors told WIS it happened as buses were picking up children.

“It would’ve occurred during that time of morning, school pickup time,” LCSD spokesman Adam Myrick said.

When deputies got there and talked to the man, they said he became aggressive, according to an incident report obtained by WIS.

As deputies tried to restrain him, they used pepper spray and a Taser on the man, LCSD said.

During that struggle, the man became unresponsive, the incident report states.

Deputies gave the man first aid as they waited for EMS to arrive. Neighbors told WIS they saw deputies giving the man CPR.

The man remains hospitalized to be treated and evaluated. LCSD did not share the nature of his injuries or his condition.

LCSD has not named the man, nor said if he was arrested or charged with any crime.

Crews also took two deputies who were hurt in the incident to the hospital.

Officials said one has a broken bone in his hand while the other suffered a bite wound. They’ve both been released.

SLED was on the scene helping LCSD investigate what happened.

Copyright 2019 WIS. All rights reserved.