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Trenton Man Dies After Being Put in Chokehold During Fight at Aiken County Home


A Trenton man is dead following a fight at an Aiken County home, authorities said.

Here is Thursday’s press release from Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables:

“The Aiken County Coroner’s Office along with the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an Trenton man.  61-year-old Frank Grant of Trenton (Edgefield County) was pronounced dead at 2:24 this morning at Aiken Regional Medical Centers following an altercation.  The altercation took place at a residence on Family Park Circle, Trenton (Aiken County) shortly after 1 o’clock this morning.  Mr. Grant is reported to have gotten into an altercation with residents of the home, during the altercation, Mr. Grant was placed in a choke hold until he became unconscious.  Details of this altercation is under investigation, an autopsy is scheduled for this morning in Newberry.” 

The sheriff’s office has not released a statement. Stay tuned…

Note: If anyone has a photo of Frank Grant to share, please text it to The Jail Report at 803-487-3224.

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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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