CCSO deputy back on the job after domestic violence charge dropped

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A Charleston County Sheriff's Office deputy returned to full-duty status with the department less than a month after being charged with domestic violence, the sheriff's office confirmed.

Second-degree domestic violence charges against Preston Capers were dropped at the victim's request, according to CCSO spokesman Roger Antonio.

"He received a 13-day suspension without pay, was placed on one-year employee probation and was required to attend anger management counseling," Antonio said.

Capers was initially charged on April 30, 2017, following an alleged disagreement between Capers and the victim about their child being dressed and ready for church.

Antonio said Capers returned to full-duty status on May 24, 2017.

North Charleston police officials stated in 2017 that when the victim bumped into Capers, he grabbed the victim by the arms and slammed her "into the wall causing the drywall to depress."

According to Capers, he tried to get the victim's phone so that he could video the incident and protect himself from the victim.

Capers was hired by the sheriff's office in 2013.

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