Updated: Travelers Rest man charged in workplace assault

Updated 12/11/14:

GREENVILLE, S.C. – According to Greenville County Sheriff's Office warrants, a 58-year-old Travelers Rest man was charged in connection with Tuesday afternoon's incident at the Family Dollar store in Marietta. (See below.)

Paul Thomas Turner was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and pointing and presenting a firearm, warrants say.

Turner is currently being held in the Greenville County Detention Center. Bond information is not available at this time.

Original Story 12/10/14:

MARIETTA, S.C. – A spokesman with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office said a man was taken into custody after assaulting his ex-girlfriend at her work on Tuesday afternoon.

Public Information Officer Drew Pinciaro said deputies were called to the Family Dollar at 3055 Geer Highway around 1:20 p.m. after a man entered the store and reportedly began assaulting the woman.


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Deputies said the man pulled out a hand gun and dragged the woman out the front door, where she was heard screaming by the man who drove the assailant to the store.

Deputies said the driver, who was at the Post Office when he heard the woman's screams, ran over and pulled the man off of the woman. Both men fled the scene, but their vehicle was spotted and stopped a short time later traveling south on Geer Highway.

Pinciaro said the subject was arrested, but his name has not been released as of this time. There is no word on the extent of the woman's injuries, if any.