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Garden City man charged after firing shots during altercation with teen son

Robert Rumph (Photo source: Georgetown County Sheriff's Office) Robert Rumph (Photo source: Georgetown County Sheriff's Office)
GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

A Garden City man has been arrested in connection to a shooting incident in Georgetown County on Friday night at approximately 2:45 a.m.

According to the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office, Robert Maittand Rumph, 50, was taken into custody after deputies responded to reports of possible shots fired at a residence on Pompano Drive in the Garden City Community of Georgetown.

Officials say the suspect's wife explained an altercation had taken place between the suspect and their teenage son. According to a report, the suspect took a handgun during the dispute and fired into the residence.

Authorities say four minors were inside the residence at the time of the incident.

Rumph has been charged with one count of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, two counts of assault and battery first degree, three counts of kidnapping, one count of discharging firearms into a dwelling, and four counts of unlawful conduct towards a child.

Rumph is currently being held at the Georgetown County Detention Center to await bond hearing.

Georgetown County Sheriff's Deputies, Horry County Police, and the South Carolina Highway Patrol set up a perimeter to secure the location, officials say.

Officials say after several failed attempts to contact the suspect, he left his residence and attempted to enter one of his vehicles. The man was then arrested.

There were no injuries, according to the report.

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