Case ruled out against ex-Richland deputy
Jan 27, 2011 10:28:00 PM - thestate.com
In a non-jury trial, a Richland County magistrate ruled Thursday there was not enough evidence for a case against former Richland County deputy Anthony Ard to be prosecuted.
Ard, 51, was arrested last month on charges he made a threatening phone call to his estranged wife. Sheriff Leon Lott subsequently fired Ard, who had been a deputy since 2009.
Its an unfortunate situation where a domestic argument ended up in a criminal charge, said Ards attorney, Bert Vonn Herrmann of Conway.
Ards wife did not testify.
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