Florence County Deputy Terminated After Review of an Incident

A Florence County Deputy has been fired after an incident occurred involving a disorderly person.

A Florence County Deputy has been fired after an incident occurred involving a disorderly person.

Deputies responded to a call at the waste management facility on St. Beulah Road around 4:15 on Tuesday. The first deputy on the scene addressed the suspect and put them in handcuffs as they continued to act disorderly but under control. Another deputy then forced the suspect to the ground which resulted in knocking the suspect unconscious and bleeding from the head.

Deputy, Joseph Rinehart, was terminated after a review of the incident that has been referred to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division for further investigation.