Anderson Co. deputy arrested in Liberty

Kevin McAlister
Kevin McAlister

ANDERSON, SC (WSPA) – The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) has arrested an Anderson Co. deputy in connections with a domestic disturbance, according to the Anderson Co. Sheriff’ Office.

They say Kevin McAlister, 36, was arrested at a home in Liberty on Sept. 15.

McAlister was off-duty and on leave when the incident happened.

The warrant says he put the victim in a chokehold that would “reasonably cause a person to fear imminent great bodily injury.” It says the act was also caught on video.

He was also wearing a pistol when it happened, according to the warrant.

The sheriff’s office says he’s been placed on non-paid, administrative leave.

SLED is the investigating agency.