A man stopped Monday by Banks County Sheriff’s Office deputies is linked to the discovery of a female body in Greenville, S.C.
BCSO Sergeant Carissa McFaddin said deputies conducted a traffic stop on I-85 Monday morning on the driver of a 2004 Honda Pilot. The driver was stoped for impeding the flow of traffic and a brake light violation.
“As deputies approached, the driver’s behavior was erratic and unpredictable.” McFaddin said.
When deputies questioned the driver as to where he was travelling, the driver seemed unfamiliar with his current location along with his destination. Due to the driver’s demeanor, deputies began to conduct a roadside investigation at the possibility of the driver being under the influence, McFaddin said.
During the investigation, the driver, identified as Darrin Terrell Eskew, Greenville, S.C., became argumentative and combative, McFaddin stated.
“Eskew attempted to strike one deputy in the face at which time an extensive struggle ensued in which a taser was deployed,” McFaddin said.
Eskew has been charged in Banks County with two counts of felony obstruction of an officer and speed less than minimum posted.
Deputies were advised that the Honda Pilot Eskew was driving returned to a female from Traveler’s Rest, S.C.
“In attempts to confirm the status of the vehicle, deputies were advised the vehicle was possibly linked to a crime scene involving an explosion and the discovery of the body of a female located at Quality Inn in Greenville, South Carolina,” McFaddin said.
Earlier on Monday an explosion was reported in a room at Quality Inn and Suites, on South Pleasantburg Drive near Mauldin Road, and the badly burned body of a female was found inside the room.
Eskew is currently being held at the Banks County Jail pending further investigation through the Banks County Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigation Division, Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Greenville County Homicide Division.
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