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Bennettsville police lieutenant on leave after being charged in Laurens County

James Horton. (Source: Laurens County Detention Center) James Horton. (Source: Laurens County Detention Center)

BENNETTSVILLE, SC (WMBF) – A Bennettsville police lieutenant was placed on administrative leave after being arrested for an incident in Laurens County, Bennettsville Police confirmed.

Lt. Jimmy Horton was placed on leave without pay pending the outcome of the investigation of the charges, according to a news release from the Bennettsville Police Department.

The charges stem from an alleged incident that took place in Laurens County, and not in a law enforcement capacity for the BPD, the release states.

WMBF News has reached out to the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office for more details on Horton’s arrest.

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