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      State police arrest former Francis Marion Univ. Officer



      The State Law Enforcement Division arrested Damon Ellis Moody, 30, Friday for three counts of Pointing and Presenting Firearms at a Person and three counts of Assault and Battery.



      The warrant says on June 13, Moody fired his gun. Then, he got into a verbal and physical fight with two people.



      It says he threatened them and walked away, but returned with a dog on a leash and a gun.



      He then pointed the gun at the victims, the warrant states.



      Another warrant says he also told a juvenile, "Do you want to see one of your cousins dead because I'll leave you dead just like I'll leave one of them dead."



      When this happened, Moody was employed as a police officer at Francis Marion University. The incident did not happen on campus.



      Moody's attorney Rosemary Parham issued the following statement:



      "It is a shame when a dedicated police officer such as Damon Moody is arrested for lawfully protecting himself. We look forward to our day in court and the true facts of this case being known."

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