SPARTANBURG CO., S.C. (WSPA) – A Spartanburg County sheriff’s deputy has been charged with domestic violence.
The S.C. Law Enforcement Division says 48-year-old Cecil Bryan Wilkins was charged with first-degree domestic violence.
Wilkins was in a physical altercation with the victim while armed with a gun, according to an arrest warrant.
Lieutenant Kevin Bobo with the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a domestic violence call at Wilkins’ home around 9:45 p.m. Saturday. SLED was called in to handle the criminal investigation after responding deputies secured the scene.
Wilkins was released from jail Sunday night on a $5,000 bond.
The deputy has been employed with the sheriff’s office for 27 years. He was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation by the sheriff’s office and SLED’s ongoing criminal investigation.
Wilkins faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted, according to SLED.
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