Crime & Courts

Deputy honored for valor in spring drug raid

A Richland County deputy who took a bullet while serving a search warrant on a suspected drug dealer was honored by peers statewide Thursday night.

Narcotics agent Marcus Brown was given the S.C. Sheriff's Association Medal of Valor for his actions of March 26, 2008.

Brown was with a team of agents executing a search warrant at the residence of a man suspected of selling drugs to high school students. Brown entered a bedroom and was shot in an arm by the suspect. Another shot narrowly missed his head, the Richland County Sheriff's Department said.

Brown dropped to the ground and returned fire, stopping the suspect.

-- From staff reports