2 law enforcement officers among 5 arrested after fight at Marlboro County gravesite

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MARLBORO COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Two law enforcement officers were among five people arrested Wednesday after a fight at a gravesite in Marlboro County, according to Lt. Trevor Murphy with the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office.

Murphy said deputies were called Wednesday afternoon to Rogers Cemetery in McColl for a fight during a graveside service for Margaret Frances Ransom.

William Christopher Bradley Ransom, 27, was arrested and charged with third-degree assault and battery and public disorderly conduct. He’s currently a police officer with the McColl Police Department.

Lewis Wayne Britt, 54, of McColl, was arrested and charged with third-degree assault and battery and public disorderly conduct. He’s currently a Lieutenant with the South Carolina Department of Corrections, deputies said.

Brandon Kyle Jernigan, 39, and Herbie Lee Jernigan, 46, both of Laurel Hill, North Carolina, and Adrienne Danielle Jones, 36, of McColl, were also arrested and charged with third-degree assault and battery and public disorderly conduct.

One person had minor injuries and was treated at the scene, deputies said.

All five people arrested were taken to the Marlboro County Detention Center and are awaiting bond hearings.

Count on News13 for updates to this developing story.

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