Former AB town manager booked on assault charges

Benny Lee Webb (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)
Benny Lee Webb (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

ATLANTIC BEACH, SC (WMBF) Former town manager for Atlantic Beach, Benny Webb, was arrested Thursday on 3rd degree assault and battery charges according to SLED officials.

SLED agents arrested 54-year-old Benny Webb Thursday, and according to the J. Reuben Long Detention Center's Website, Webb posted bond and was released just before 4:30 PM on Thursday.

The warrant for Webb's arrest says he physical grabbed and threatened another man in the Atlantic Beach Town Hall earlier this year, an incident witnessed by several and recorded by the victim.

Atlantic Beach Town Councilman Jake Evans said he wishes Webb the best, but does not condone the actions leading to the arrest.

"I lose my temper from time to time," Evans explained. "But as a public official, you have to refrain from such comments, and if you slip up, you definitely can't be above offering an apology."

Benny Webb is a candidate in the Sumter County Sheriff's race.

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