RCSD: Deputies shot at while serving eviction notice at residence

Richland County deputies were shot at today, Jan. 20 before 9:30 a.m. while serving an eviction notice in the 2500 block of Gervais Street.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)— Richland County deputies were shot at today, Jan. 20 before 9:30 a.m. while serving an eviction notice in the 2500 block of Gervais Street.

Authorities say Johnathon Anthony Dacey Ballard was charged with three counts of attempted murder after he fired from inside the residence.

The deputies, Captain Ransom Baxter and Deputy Darrell Benson, were not injured and did not return fire, say officials.

A Columbia Police Department officer who was nearby detained the suspect after he fled the residence.

Ballard was transported to Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

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