Lexington County standoff ends after twenty-four hours
Capt. Myrick and other officers maintained contact with the subject during the standoff.
Archie Trawick knows the subject personally and doesn't think he should be faulted for his actions.
Officers were blocking off the road a safe distance away to keep everyone safe.
By: Karamie Sullivan
Lexington County police officers and a SWAT team were positioned on Jake's Landing Road yesterday in response to information about a man who could cause harm to himself or the public. The standoff began around noon Monday and continued throughout the night into Tuesday morning. People who live on the road were not allowed to drive through. The subject did surrender peacefully and with no injuries.
Lexington County Sherrif's Department's Captain Adam Myrick was one of the officers who responded to the call.
"We received some information that he might potentially be a danger to himself or others. So in light of that, that's why we came here and we got here about lunch time yesterday. We do have communication with him and again we are doing everything we can to make sure this ends safely and peacefully," said Myrick.
Jake's Landing owner Archie Trawick knows the subject personally. Trawick seemed less concerned about the way this situation has affected his business and more concerned about the man's well-being.
"He was in Iraq and I think Afghanistan and saw things he shouldn't see, and did things he shouldn't have had to do. And you have to deal with that... people have been dealing with that from wars. But this war is different; you're in combat one day and two days later you're trying to deal with a home life. No time to transition, it seems," said Trawick.
No one else was harmed and deputies have now cleared the area.