Greenville Deputy Eric McKaig Arrested & Fired

Eric McKaig, former Greenville County deputy, accused of assaultA deputy with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office was arrested  Saturday afternoon after officials responded to a domestic disturbance call in Simpsonville.  Authorities were called to 114 Morell Drive by a woman alleging that the deputy, 43-year-old Eric McKaig of Greer, had assaulted her, thrown items at her, and pointed a gun in her direction.

The disturbance continued when Greenville deputies responded, Greenville County Deputy Melissia McKinney explained.

When two deputies responded to a domestic violence call, McKaig allegedly kicked and pushed the officers who were trying to separate the two, she said. As a result of the action toward the deputies, McKaig was later charged with two counts of resisting arrest and assaulting the two lawmen, she said.

He was terminated from his deputy position immediately.

According to Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, McKaig had been assigned a deputy with the sheriff’s office but was terminated from that position after the disturbance call was received. Previously, McKaig had been a deputy in the Judicial Services Division, authorities said.

McKaig was employed by the Sheriff’s Office from 1996 through 2003 and from 2005 until Saturday.  Records show he is being held at Greenville County Detention Center on charges of  pointing and presenting a firearm at a person, aggravated assault, and two counts of assault and battery on a police officer while resisting arrest.


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