SALUDA - Authorities say a worker on a South Carolina peach farm has been beaten to death by a fellow laborer.

Saluda County Sheriff Jason Booth told WLTX-TV that 28-year-old Salvador Martinez beat 44-year-old Masedonio Chavis with pruning shears in his bed Wednesday night at Watsonia Farms in Monetta.

Booth says he has never seen someone beaten so badly.

Investigators say Martinez was still attacking the victim when officers arrived.

Authorities say officers shot him with a Taser, but Martinez pulled off the probes and started running. Two deputies wrestled him to the ground.

Booth says Martinez has been charged with murder and forgery because he was carrying falsified documents.

Deputies didn't know if Martinez has a lawyer.