Officials: Colleton Co. standoff suspect to be charged with attempted murder

Published: Aug. 21, 2014 at 8:50 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 22, 2014 at 12:59 PM EDT
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COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Authorities say a man who barricaded himself inside a Colleton County home Thursday afternoon with a rifle will be charged with attempted murder following a 12-hour standoff.

On Thursday at 3:50 p.m., deputies from the Colleton County Sheriff's Office responded to a home on Rum Gully Road to serve an order of detention. Once on scene, deputies say they met with a subject they believed the order of detention was for, at which point the subject pulled a rifle on the deputies.

Members of the Colleton County Sheriff's Office and SWAT were called in to surround the residence, resulting in a nearly 12-hour stand-off. The man was taken into custody by authorities at 4 a.m.

According to Lt. Amye Stivender, the suspect, who has not yet been named, will be charged with attempted murder for firing a shot into a SWAT van.

Stivender says the suspect was transported to a hospital for a mental evaluation.

Authorities say no one was injured in the incident.

We will bring you more details as soon as they enter our newsroom.

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