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Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott has announced the arrest of Clinton Thomas, 32, on charges of involuntary manslaughter.

On Saturday, deputies responded to the 700 block of Sharpe Road to reports of a fight in progress. When they arrived, they found Thomas in the process of attempting to move an unresponsive woman into a vehicle in hopes of rushing her to the hospital.

Responding deputies began administering first aid. The 33-year-old woman was rushed to the hospital once an ambulance arrived.

Witnesses said there was a large family gathering, when the 33-year-old and a different woman got into an argument. As the two women argued, Thomas made his way through a crowd, shoving multiple people — including an elderly person.

When he reached the 33-year-old woman, he shoved her with such force that she fell to the ground, striking her head on a concrete block.

On Oct. 16, 2019, the woman died from her injuries at the hospital.

Thomas was arrested and booked into the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center today, on Oct. 17.

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