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A Month Into His RCSO Job, Deputy Gets Arrested for Domestic Violence

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A Richmond County deputy who was hired last month has been charged with domestic violence, an arrest that led him to resign on Friday, authorities said.

Deputy David Wilburn, 23, is accused of striking his girlfriend in the face with his cell phone Tuesday night during an argument at their apartment on Spring House Lane.

The victim told responding officers that Wilburn had come home from work at the jail and got her cell phone to look through the history, a sheriff’s report says. Wilburn accused her of cheating and began a physical altercation.

“He hit her in the face causing the cut above her left eye,” the report says. “The couple’s infant child was present during the altercation.”

Wilburn was arrested and warrant obtained for simple battery – family violence.  On Friday, Deputy Wilburn resigned from the Sheriff’s Office effective immediately, a press release says.

Deputy Wilburn was hired by the Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 6, 2022, and was assigned to the Charles B. Webster Detention Center as a Jailer.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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