Man wanted for violent crimes found asleep with loaded guns

Edward Keith Floyd (Photo Source: The Sumter Item)
Edward Keith Floyd (Photo Source: The Sumter Item)
Cracker Barrel (Source: Google)
Cracker Barrel (Source: Google)

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - A Sumter man wanted for a string of violent crimes is being extradited back to his hometown after Summerville police found him asleep in a car with three loaded guns in the Cracker Barrel parking lot Wednesday night.

A Summerville Police Department report states officers responded to the parking lot of the restaurant on North Main Street around 6:30 p.m. after receiving reports of an unresponsive male sitting in the front seat of a light blue Mercury Grand Marquis.

Arriving officers said they saw 41-year-old Edward Keith Floyd sitting in the front seat, along with two loaded .22-caliber rifles, a shotgun, and a large glass bottle of beer. Police said they tried to wake Floyd up but as he remained unresponsive, they broke a rear window to gain entry to the car.

Officers said Floyd was sweating profusely and appeared to have vomited on his shirt. Police also noted that Floyd's breathing was labored.

Floyd was taken to Trident Hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, police discovered he was wanted by the Sumter County Sheriff's Office for robbery, armed robbery, and robbery while armed with a deadly weapon, as well as two warrants for kidnapping.

Floyd also had an outstanding warrant from the Sumter Police Department for driving under the influence.

Furthermore, authorities said Floyd had used the Grand Marquis in some of the crimes he was wanted for.

Floyd was kept overnight at Trident Hospital and he will be extradited back to Sumter County on Thursday for processing.

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