State trooper covering Horry County charged with assault and battery
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper has been arrested on assault and battery charges following a May 2019 incident, authorities said.
A press release from the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division states 51-year-old David Andrew Eck was charged with third-degree assault and battery.
According to SLED, Eck was involved in a fight with a suspected drunk driver on May 5, 2019 while he was off-duty.
He was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center Friday morning and was released on a $500 bond just hours later.
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