Two Chesterfield County deputies in South Carolina are off the job after the sheriff said they intentionally damaged a suspect’s vehicle following a chase. The car had damage to the head and tail lights as well as a mirror.
Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks said he terminated the officers this week after an internal investigation. Brooks said the two deputies first denied any wrongdoing, but witnesses came forward during the investigation that contradicted their statements.
According to a sheriff’s report, Cody William Mobley failed to stop for the officers and led them on a chase through the county. The report stated that Mobley resisted arrest and had several containers of alcohol in the car.
He was cited for failure to stop for blue lights, open container and DUI.
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Brooks said criminal charges are not being pressed against the former employees, identified as Sgt. Lee Lewis and Deputy Clay Anderson. He said it appeared the deputies used their hands and perhaps a small flashlight to inflict the damage.
The sheriff’s office had to foot the bill for the vehicle damage, which was estimated to be less than $1,000.