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Posted on: July 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] YCSO Deputy Injured in the Line of Duty

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YORK COUNTY, SC (YCSO NEWS) On June 30, 2020 at approximately 10:20 AM, Deputies responded to 2200 block of Sutton Springs Road in York for a warrant service on Johnny Michael Benfield, 30.  During the warrant service, Benfield ran from deputies. During a foot pursuit in a wooded area a York County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant sustained a broken ankle. The sergeant injured was taken to the hospital by EMS for the injury.

A short time later Benfield was taken into custody by Deputies and K9 officers. 

Paramedics also transported the Benfield to the hospital for treatment for minor injuries sustained during the pursuit.  

Benfield was wanted for Reckless Driving, Hit and Run Accident with Property Damage, Possession of Marijuana, Resisting Arrest, and Failure to Stop for Blue Lights. He also has warrants with South Carolina Probation Pardon and Parole. Benfield’s bond was set at $113,055

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