21-Year Old Man Charged with Assault and Battery

After pointing a gun at several people at Campus Core Apartment, Benjamin Thomas Raines was arrested last Tuesday for third-degree assault and battery and three counts of pointing and presenting a firearm.

According to report, deputies found Raines sitting on the balcony with a gun on his thigh when they responded to Campus Core Apartments on Samara Street. After the suspect emptied the ammunition from the gun, he was then taken into custody.

After telling the police that he wanted to kill himself, Raines was brought to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center where he was examined.

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