Spartanburg County Deputy On Unpaid Leave

After pointing a gun at someone

Patrick Gentry
September 25, 2017 - 5:17 pm

A Spartanburg County sheriff’s deputy is on unpaid leave after he allegedly pointed a gun at a man.

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a larceny at a home on Blue Branch Road in Gaffney on September 18th.

The homeowner was awakened by his dogs barking and found a woman who had been staying at his home leaving unannounced.

The victim walked outside and was confronted by a man who pointed a pistol at him and asked “what was the problem.” The woman then loaded her belongings into an SUV – along with $890 of stolen cash – and left with the armed man.

The man with the gun has been identified as 32 year old Mark Andrew Rabideau of Cowpens.

Rabideau is charged with pointing and presenting a firearm at a person and driving under suspension.

The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office confirms Rabideau is a deputy and has been placed on unpaid leave pending the investigation.

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