Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Woman charged in deputy shooting case at Red Roof Inn

While there is no excuse for Mr. Lamboy to grab for the deputy's gun, and he certainly didn't appear to be a boy scout, a false allegation of sexual assault started the whole thing.

A Taylors woman was charged with filing a false report about a sexual assault in connection with an incident involving two Greenville deputies who fatally shot a man at Red Roof in on Aug 13, a spokeswoman said.

Two Greenville County deputies shot and killed Anthony Lee Lamboy, 26, of Greenville, during a scuffle over a deputy’s gun, according to Sheriff Steve Loftis. Lamboy died at the scene, he said.

Sabrina Michelle Smith, 21, of 15 Birdsong Lane, was charged on Aug. 16, according to a warrants and Master Deputy Laura Campbell, a spokeswoman for the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were responding to the motel at 2801 Laurens Road after a woman reported she had been sexually assaulted.

While questioning Lamboy in the motel parking lot about the assault case, deputies learned that Lamboy had outstanding warrants in Greenwood County, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

While placing Lamboy under arrest, he began to resist and a scuffle ensued and Lamboy was able to pull the trigger of a deputy’s gun while it remained in its holster, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Master Deputy Brandon Lackey was hit in the upper right thigh by the gunshot. Deputies David Picone and Suzanne Sarra then returned fire, pulling their weapons and shooting Lamboy five times, four shots came from Picone and one from Sarra, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Loftis said he determined that the deputies followed departmental policy and Picone and Sarra returned to work on Aug. 24, Campbell said.