Piedmont woman arrested after releasing dogs on deputy


Shona Denise Thompson, 40, of Piedmont was charged with Assault & Battery 2nd degree after letting out three boxers that attacked a Greenville County Deputy, despite verbal commands from the deputy to secure the dogs.
The deputy received multiple stitches and abrasions, but has been released from the hospital and is expected to recover.
According to reports, at approximately 6 p.m. Saturday, deputies from the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1 Sloan Avenue, in Piedmont, in reference to a disturbance. When the initial deputy arrived on scene, he observed multiple large and aggressive dogs at the door. He requested an occupant inside to secure the dogs so he could tend to the issue and a short time later, the occupant let the three boxers out and they attacked the deputy, who suffered multiple bites. The deputy was able to discharge his firearm, striking one of the dogs. That dog was taken to the animal hospital for treatment. Animal control responded and were able to secure two dogs, however the third was still loose Saturday.
The deputy who suffered bite injuries was transported to the hospital for treatment. The original disturbance for which deputies responded was unfounded.
Thompson was later arrested and remains in the Greenville County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.