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Deputies: Drunk man drives through yard, attacks fiancee and officers

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Hugh Gosnell (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center) Hugh Gosnell (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies said they were called to Spartanburg County home after neighbors reported a drunk man was driving through their yard, tearing up the grass.

About 7:30 p.m. deputies said there were called to a West Street home in the Arcadia area where they encountered the suspect, 56-year-old Hugh Gosnell, his mom and fiancee on the front porch.

According to the sheriff's office report, the entire front yard had been destroyed by someone driving through it and was muddy with fresh tire tracks.

Deputies said Gosnell was agitated and aggressive towards the women and officers, yelling at them that he would beat them and threatening to kill deputies.

As officers asked him to calm down, they said he become more irate. When they asked if he had been drinking, he said no and picked up the beer can in front of him demanding his fiancee say it was hers, according to the report.

Deputies said he then admitted he had been drinking but was driving on his property so he could do whatever he wanted.

As Gosnell continued to scream at deputies and his fiancee, neighbors came out to see what was going on and then he yelled, "I'll beat your ----ing ---," pointing at officers, the report stated. Deputies said Gosnell stated that he would beat up all four deputies on scene without a problem.

That is when one deputy pointed his Taser laser sight at him to calm him down, which worked at first, but then Gosnell said he has been shot with a Taser before and no one was going to do it again, the report stated.

His fiancee tried to get him to calm down, but he shoved her, shoved his mom and tried to punch a deputy, so the officer fired the Taser, the report stated. Deputies said one of the probes came loose, so he began to wrestle with officers.

Deputies said Gosnell continued to resist as they tried to take him into custody, kicking and fighting, with officers. The report stated he kicked a deputy in the knee as he was escorted to the patrol car.

After he was checked out at the hospital, deputies said they took Gosnell to jail on charges of criminal domestic violence and resisting arrest with assault.

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