A man drowned after officers said he ran from them while serving an arrest warrant for another person.

Greenville County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina confirmed to WJCL-TV that officers went to a house along River Road to serve a warrant Sunday afternoon for someone who failed to appear in court.

When deputies arrived at the home, they said a man, whom deputies were not looking for, ran from the home and jumped into nearby Cunningham Lake, the television station reported.


Officers stepped in to help rescue the man, but were unable to find him. Later, a diving team found the man’s body. said WJCL-TV.

Authorities identified the man as 38-year-old Chuck Gilbert Shelton. His official cause of death was ruled accidental by freshwater drowning, the television station said.


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