A South Carolina man who claimed to work for “Washington” killing terrorists abroad and in Arizona and who said he saved President Obama’s life four times, nonetheless wound up in the Jackson County Jail after a run-in with Commerce police.
Steve Ray Galloway, 50, of 128 North Moore Street, Duncan, SC, was arrested on a California warrant for assault with a deadly weapon after police were called to investigate a “suspicious” person at the Valero gas station on Maysville Road.
Police found Galloway, who told them someone at the side of the store put a gun at his head. However, he told officers that he is “proficient at martial arts” and “kicked the man’s –ss.”
He also told police that he “works for Washington” and has “been overseas killing terrorists.” More recently, he said, he was walking across Arizona carrying a child and killing terrorists. He also reported saving President Obama’s life not once, not twice, but four times, and that his Social Security number and identification were stolen in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.
Meanwhile, a customer told police that he saw Galloway on the side of the store, “talking to and fighting with himself.”
A check into the federal database revealed that Galloway is wanted for a Jan. 17 assault with a deadly weapon in California, and he was taken to the Jackson County Jail pending extradition.
For an account of all the other arrests made during the past week by the Commerce Police Department, see the Feb. 6 edition of The Commerce News.