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BOILING SPRINGS, S.C. (AP) — A Spartanburg County Sheriff’s deputy is in the hospital after he was knocked unconscious in a struggle to arrest a suspected shoplifter.

The Spartanburg Herald Journal reported Friday that Marcus Durran Osbey of Iman tried to steal bleach and dishwashing detergent at the Walmart in Boiling Springs. When a deputy responded to the store to arrest Osbey, a fight broke out.

Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Tony Ivey said the deputy fell during the struggle, striking his head.

Osbey was later arrested by other officers. He is charged with strong-arm robbery, resisting arrest with injury, third-degree assault and battery.

Ivey said Osbey told investigators he fought the deputy because he had outstanding warrants for possession of drug paraphernalia and other charges. He is being held under a $32,000 cash bond.

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