Published: Jun. 22, 2023 at 2:12 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 22, 2023 at 5:05 PM EDT
TOWNVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office released new audio recordings to FOX Carolina that shed light on what happened on a day last summer when an Upstate fire chief is accused of making two teenagers get on the ground at gunpoint.
A lawsuit filed by the teens’ parents says McAdams followed them in a chase that crossed county lines, held them at gunpoint and made them lie in the road. In response to the lawsuit against him, McAdams admits in a court filing that he pursued the teens but denies the allegations of assault and false imprisonment. Adams said he has been robbed multiple times and believed the teens were there to steal from him.
MGC Law, the firm representing McAdams, released the following statement on Thursday:
This week the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office released new audio recordings of the incident in response to FOX Carolina’s Freedom of Information Act request. In the recording, McAdams can be heard yelling at the teens to get out of their truck and get on the ground.
In a separate recording, a dispatcher tries to ask McAdams for information about what happened but he said he will share it with the investigator assigned to the incident.
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office says they have reopened the criminal investigation into the incident.
Earlier this week, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office release audio from the teenager’s call with Oconee County dispatch.
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office released audio recordings of the incident in response to FOX Carolina’s FOIA request.
Stay with FOX Carolina for updates on this developing story.