Crime & Courts

SLED fires, charges agent with domestic abuse

Rodney Sinclair Bostick
Rodney Sinclair Bostick Lexington County Sheriff's Department

A State Law Enforcement Division agent in Columbia was fired from his job after allegations of repeated domestic abuse surfaced against him.

Rodney Sinclair Bostick, 26, is facing charges of kidnapping, misconduct in office and three counts of domestic violence. He was fired and booked into the Lexington County Detention Center on Friday. He’s expected to have a bond hearing Saturday.

According to the arrest report, Bostick hurt his live-in partner several times. His first reported incident happened on Aug. 1, when he threatened to kill the woman, whose name was redacted in the report, during a dispute.

Bostick also allegedly threw a piece of furniture at her, and pinned her down on the bed to prevent her from leaving the room, the report stated. She went as far as the bedroom’s door frame, where she latched on while trying to escape. After he pulled her, the woman lost her grip and hit her head on the floor.

On Nov. 2, Bostick choked the woman within earshot of her young son, according to the report. He also allegedly choked a woman on Jan. 24, though it’s unclear in the report if it’s the same one.

Bostick’s misconduct charges are related to a Nov. 10 incident in which he asked a Richland County sheriff’s deputy to pull the Department of Motor Vehicle records of someone he was in a “romantic relationship” with, according to the report.