GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. — A man has drowned after deputies said he ran from them as they were serving a warrant for someone else.
The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina confirmed to WJCL-TV that deputies went to a home along River Road to serve a warrant Sunday afternoon for someone who failed to appear in court.
When deputies got to the home, they said a man, whom the deputies were not looking for, ran from the house and jumped into nearby Lake Cunningham, the TV station reported.
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Deputies jumped in to help rescue the man but were unable to find him. A dive team later found the man’s body, WJCL-TV said.
Authorities have identified the man as Chuck Gilbert Shelton, 38. His official cause of death was ruled accidental from freshwater drowning, the TV station said.
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