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SLED: Spartanburg Co. deputy charged with domestic violence

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Cecil Wilkins (Source: Spartanburg County Detention Center) Cecil Wilkins (Source: Spartanburg County Detention Center)

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division confirmed on Sunday that a Spartanburg County deputy was arrested.

According to special agent Thom Berry with SLED, Deputy Cecil Wilkins, 48, of Boiling Springs was charged with first-degree domestic violence.

The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office confirmed Wilkins, an employee for 27 years, was placed on administrative leave after deputies were dispatched to a domestic violence call at his home around 9:45 p.m. on Saturday.

According to an arrest warrant, Wilkins was involved in a physical altercation with a woman while armed with a firearm.

He was booked into the Spartanburg County Detention Center after a criminal investigation by SLED.

Wilkins is on paid leave pending the outcome of the criminal investigation and an internal investigation by the Sheriff's Office, deputies said.

If convicted, first-degree domestic violence is a felony which carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years. The case will be prosecuted by the South Carolina Attorney General's Office.

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