Crime & Public Safety

Deputy arrested in Port Royal for domestic violence, Sheriff’s Office says

Jacob Scott, a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office deputy, was arrested for domestic violence on March 8.
Jacob Scott, a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office deputy, was arrested for domestic violence on March 8. Beaufort County jail log.

A Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been arrested for domestic violence, according to a release from the Sheriff’s Office and the Beaufort County jail log.

Sgt. Jacob Scott, 32, of Port Royal was arrested around 9 p.m. Friday after Port Royal police responded to a call from his home about a domestic disturbance, the report said.

Scott has worked with the Sheriff’s Office for eight years, and he will be “suspended with pay pending the outcome of an internal affairs investigation by the... office of professional responsibility,” according to the release.

He was incarcerated at the Beaufort County Detention Center where he awaits a bond hearing Saturday, the report said.

Katherine Kokal moved to South Carolina in 2018 after graduating from the University of Missouri and loves everything about the Lowcountry that isn’t a Palmetto Bug. She has won South Carolina Press Association awards for in-depth and government beat reporting. On the weekends, you can find Kati doing yoga and hiking Pinckney Island.


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