Deputy fired after arrest

EASLEY — A longtime Pickens County Sheriff’s Office deputy who had been on leave since August lost his job last week after being arrested following a domestic dispute at his home.

According to warrants, Easley police arrested Henry Campbell, 53, of 304 S. D St., Apt. 5, last Tuesday night and charged him with first-degree domestic violence and discharging a firearm in the city.

Sheriff’s office chief deputy Creed Hashe said Campbell, who had been employed with the sheriff’s office since 1998, had been on extended personal leave since August. The morning after his arrest, Campbell’s employment as a lieutenant with the sheriff’s office was terminated, Hashe said.

Warrants claim Campbell fired a 9 mm handgun in the parking lot outside his home and made verbal statements about ending his life during the dispute. A gun and shell casing were recovered at the scene, according to a warrant.

In addition, warrants also claim four children were present during the dispute.

Hashe said the gun involved in the incident was not a sheriff’s office weapon, but a personally owned handgun.

Hashe said Campbell was detained in the Easley Police Department Jail and never taken to the Pickens County Detention Center.

Campbell was released on bond on Thursday, according to officials.