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Florence County Sheriff's deputy charged in connection with October incident

Benjamin Mills (Source: Florence County Detention Center) Benjamin Mills (Source: Florence County Detention Center)

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – A Florence County Sheriff’s deputy was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant that stemmed from a verbal dispute that happened at the end of October.

According to information from the Florence Police Department, Benjamin Mills, 40, turned himself in on Nov. 17 for a warrant charging pointing/presenting a firearm.

Earlier this month, the FPD said the deputy was placed on administrative leave without pay following an incident that happened at his home.

The altercation took place on Oct. 29, according to the FPD. The suspect was taken to the hospital on that same date and turned himself in shortly after his release.

According to online records from the Florence County Detention Center, Mills was released on a $2,500 personal recognizance bond.

Florence Police Maj. Mike Nunn said the suspect is no longer employed by the Florence County Sheriff's Office

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