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Man accused of knocking down deputy after traffic stop

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Darrell Simuel (Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office) Darrell Simuel (Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office)

A Spartanburg County man faces several charges after knocking a deputy down and attempting to run from deputies following a traffic stop Wednesday night.

Deputies said they pulled over an SUV at the Li’l Cricket on Highway 9 and California Avenue after noticing the vehicle had a burned out headlight.

Deputies said they smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and said the driver, 40-year-old Darrell Simuel, handed over a bag or marijuana but said nothing else was in the car. However, when deputies searched the vehicle they found a bag of crystal meth.

When a deputy attempted to place Simuel in handcuffs, investigative reports state that the suspect resisted and knocked the deputy over. Simuel reportedly ran from the deputy and the deputy was forced to use a stun gun twice before Simuel stopped resisting.

Per investigate reports, Simuel was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drugs, resisting police, driving with suspended license, and giving false information to police.

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