A 30-year-old man was arrested after an armed standoff with Anderson County Sheriff’s Department deputies just outside Clinton on Friday morning, authorities said.
The standoff occurred on Hollingsworth Lane just outside Clinton. Deputies went to the home of Adam Jacob Daniels, 30, to serve arrest warrants from two incidents that occurred Thursday evening and earlier Friday morning, said Mark Lucas, Anderson County Sheriff’s Department chief deputy.
Daniels allegedly went to an apartment on Old Edgemoor Lane in Claxton around 9 p.m. Thursday and threatened two people with a handgun, Lucas said. He allegedly returned shortly after 3 a.m. Friday and shot through an apartment window.
Warrants were obtained, and deputies went to his mother’s home on Hollingsworth Lane about 8 a.m. Friday to make the arrest, Lucas said.
“Daniels was seen inside but refused to open the door,” Lucas said. “The Sheriff’s SWAT team was called to secure the scene as Daniels was known to be armed. Family members came and spoke with him by telephone at length several times, but he still refused to come outside. A Sheriff’s deputy then talked with Daniels by telephone for some time and convinced him to surrender. He was taken into custody at about 11:30 a.m. without further incident.”
Daniels was taken to the Anderson County Detention Facility in Clinton, where he is being held on three counts of aggravated assault, felony reckless endangerment, as well as for an outstanding probation violation warrant, Lucas said. Bond will be set at arraignment. Daniels has numerous prior arrests in Anderson and Knox Counties, Lucas said.
“Sheriff’s deputies and SWAT members are to be commended for resolving this incident peacefully,” Lucas said. “Our thanks to the Clinton Police Department for responding to assist.”
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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