MARION COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was suspended after being cited for animal cruelty allegation has been found not guilty in court.
The Marion Police Department confirmed to News13 that Deputy Greg Pike was charged under the city ordinance. According to a police report, a dog was found on March 25 locked in a room of a foreclosed home on Oliver Street in Marion.
A statement from Pike’s attorney said that an expert testified and said the dog was not malnourished and was well taken care of. The expert also said the rabies shot was expired by two weeks, which wouldn’t cause illness to the dog.
Pike’s record was exonerated, according to the attorney.
Pike has been with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office since 2012 and has a clean law enforcement history. He worked with the Mullins Police Department from 2006 until 2012.