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Two Bluffton Police officers placed on administrative leave

Henry Criss (Source: Chatham County Sheriff's Office) Henry Criss (Source: Chatham County Sheriff's Office)
BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) -

Bluffton Police Chief Joey Reynolds suspended two officers without pay early Thursday morning pending an internal investigation after the officers were involved in an incident on Tybee Island Wednesday night.

Tybee Island Police contacted Bluffton Police at 11 p.m. Wednesday in reference to the arrest of Bluffton Police Officer Henry Criss.

Criss was arrested after Tybee Police officers responded to a bar fight in which one person possessed a firearm.

Tybee Island Police told Bluffton Police officials the armed suspect left the area, but was later located and identified as Criss, whom they arrested.

As of 4 a.m. Thursday, both Criss and Officer Lindsey Marion, who was also at the Tybee Island bar, were place on administrative leave without pay pending an internal affairs investigation.

Reynolds said the firearm Criss possessed was his own personal weapon, and that no agency-issued equipment was involved in the incident.

Criss, 33, has been with the Bluffton Police Dept. since August 2011, and Marion, 35, has been employed with the Bluffton Police Dept. since May 2008.

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