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Sheriff’s office: 2 officers involved in fight at Marlboro County funeral; 5 arrested

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Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 9:13 PM EDT
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MARLBORO COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A moment meant to honor a loved one was interrupted by a family fight.

Marlboro County deputies were called Wednesday afternoon to Rogers Cemetery in McColl where they said family members were fighting during a graveside service.

Authorities arrested five people, including two law enforcement officers.

Lewis Britt, 54, a lieutenant with the South Carolina Department of Corrections was arrested and charged with third-degree assault and battery and public disorderly conduct.

William Ransom, 27, a McColl police officer, was also arrested and charged with third-degree assault and battery and public disorderly conduct.

Brandon Jernigan, 39, Herbie Jernigan, 46, and Adrienne Jones, 36, were also arrested. All three also face charges of third-degree assault and battery and public disorderly conduct.

Deputies said one person was treated for minor injuries on the scene.

All five people taken to Marlboro County Detention Center.

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