Florence County man arrested after allegedly attacking, threatening to kill deputies

Pee Dee Crime

(Courtesy: Florence County Sheriff’s Office) Steven Lavon Matthews

COWARD, SC (WBTW) — The Florence County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 47-year-old man Sunday after deputies say he allegedly attacked them.

Steven Lavon Matthews, of Coward, allegedly resisted arrest and attempted to punch deputies after they responded at 1:30 p.m. Sunday for a domestic disturbance call, according to authorities. 

Matthews allegedly kicked a deputy as he was being placed in a patrol vehicle, and on multiple occasions threatened to kill deputies. 

He is being charged with one count of first-degree domestic violence, three counts of resisting arrest and one count of threatening the life of a public employee. 

As of Tuesday morning, he was at the Florence County Detention Center on a $36,090 surety bond.


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