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FCSO, SWAT apprehend assault suspect

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Simon (Source: Florence County Detention Center) Simon (Source: Florence County Detention Center)

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) A suspect that has fled from officers in the past was apprehended by the Florence County Sheriff's Officer SWAT unit Tuesday morning.

Captain Michael Nunn, spokesman for the Florence County Sheriff's Office, says 37-year-old Shanta Devon Simon of Timmonsville was taken into custody Tuesday morning and charged with assault and battery and pointing and presenting a firearm.

Investigators on the case say that on May 15, Simon was verbally arguing with an individual which escalated when Simon pointed a gun at the male victim and threatened to shoot him.

Nunn added that Simon has a prior criminal history. The Special Weapons and Tactics Unit assisted with his arrest because of the violent nature of the offenses charged.

Nunn said additional charges are possible. Simon was also wanted on arrest warrants issued by Darlington County for assault and battery.

Right now, Simon is being held at the Florence County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing before a Florence County Magistrate.

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