Archived Story

Fight leads to former Campobello officer and Landrum man’s arrests

Published 11:12pm Monday, December 9, 2013

by Leah Justice

The Landrum Police Department arrested a former Polk County and Campobello police officer as well as a Landrum man following an alleged fight within the city limits on Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Brent Julian Jackson
Brent Julian Jackson

Brent Julian Jackson, 37, of Red Radford Road, Campobello was arrested and charged with assault and battery third degree, according to Landrum’s police report.

Larry Eugene Thompson, 66, of Lee Street, Landrum, was also arrested and charged with assault and battery third degree, according to the police report.

Officer Jeffrey Duncan was called to a fight in progress at N. Lyles Avenue, where he observed Thompson on top of Jackson at the base of the front steps.

Larry Eugene Thompson
Larry Eugene Thompson

The complainant told officers that she told Jackson not to come over and after he showed up beating on her door she called the police and Thompson.

Because a primary aggressor was unable to be determined by officers, Jackson and Thompson were both arrested, according to the report. Both were taken to the Landrum Police Department, then to Spartanburg Regional for medical evaluation, where both were cleared, according to the police report.

Jackson and Thompson were then transported to the Spartanburg County Jail, according to the police report, where both were released, according to Spartanburg County documents.

Several years ago Jackson was an officer for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office then later with the Campobello Police Department. Jackson’s employment at the time of his arrest was unknown as of press time.

Editor's Picks

Editorial: Divisive prayer alienated citizens

Everyone deserves the right to free speech. Few will argue this point more staunchly than those who work in the newspaper industry.  Even we have ... Read more  | 2 comments

Bathanti will judge Lanier Library’s poetry competition

North Carolina’s Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti will judge for this year’s Sidney Lanier Poetry Competition. Bathanti is the author of eight books of poetry as ... Read more

Mask, mime, music at Super Saturday

The world-famous Gateway Productions from Atlanta will thrill audiences March 15 This concert of Gateway’s signature solo and duo performance pieces has delighted audiences of ... Read more  | 1 comment