Officer charged in officer-involved shooting in Edgefield County

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Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW) -- A North Augusta Public Safety officer has been indicted surrounding the shooting death of a man in February.

Officer Justin Craven is charged with misconduct in office after shooting and killing 68-year-old Earnest Satter-White, Sr.

The shooting happened at the end of a chase on Feb. 10 that started on Knox Avenue in North Augusta and ended off Highway 25 in Edgefield County. Craven initially tried to pull Satter-White over for possibly driving drunk, investigators said.

An Edgefield County grand jury indicted officer Craven on Aug. 27. Jurors said Craven used excessive force and failed to follow policy while trying to arrest Satter-White.

SLED claims craven's action went against his duties of trustworthiness and accountability.

Craven has since been reassigned to desk duty. Officers have issued an arrest warrant for Craven.

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