Sheriff: South Carolina man dies after fight with relative


PELZER, S.C. (AP) – Authorities say a man in South Carolina has died and a family member was arrested in connection to his death.

Local news outlets report the Greenville County Coroner’s Office identified the man who was killed Monday as 48-year-old Barry Clayton Eaton.

Greenville County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ryan Flood says deputies responded to a reported fight around 6 p.m. at Eaton’s home in Pelzer. He says deputies found Eaton unresponsive with multiple blunt force trauma injuries he suffered during a fight with a male relative.

Eaton was taken to a hospital where he died. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

Flood says deputies arrested a suspect. Further information, including the suspect’s name, hasn’t been released.

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