Woman accused of throat punching Union Co. deputy after chase through woods

Candice Woodsby
Candice Woodsby

UNION, SC (WSPA) – A woman “throat-punched” a Union Co. deputy after she jumped out of his patrol car and led the officer on a foot chase through the woods, according to a report.

Deputies were conducting a safety check point on East Main St. at Maybra Ave. on 2/16.

The driver of a truck, Jonathan Shane Patrick, 30, told deputies that he need to get out to get his ID from the bed of the truck.

The deputy asked two passengers in the truck how they were doing and at first, neither would respond.

The deputy asked them if they had ID and both said they didn’t.

They patted down Patrick, and found a digital scale and baggies with a crystal rock-like substance they believed to be meth, according to the report.

They say they also found more of the substance in baggie near the passengers, Candice Michelle Woodsby, 30, and Joseph Leroy Rice, 38.

Both were placed under arrest.

The deputy says Woodsby jumped out of the patrol car and was running down Peach Orchard Rd. into the woods.

When he caught up and tried to detain her, she turned around and “throat punched” him, according to the report.

The deputy said she fought him and then went unresponsive.

He then called EMS and she was transported to the hospital.

She was treated and transported to the jail.

Woodsby is charged with Possession of Meth, Resisting Arrest with an Assault.

Patrick is charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute Meth.

Rice is charged with Possession of Meth.

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