BURGESS — Horry County police released the name of a man Sunday they say was involved in a standoff in the Burgess community on Saturday afternoon.
Gary Kenneth Stegall, 64, was arrested Saturday and charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, pointing and presenting a firearm, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, use of a weapon during a violent crime, assault on a law enforcement officer and taking a gun from law enforcement, according to spokesman Sgt. Robert Kegler.
He was being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway as of Sunday afternoon.
Horry County police arrested Stegall Saturday afternoon after a domestic dispute led to shots being fired and an hourlong police standoff in the Burgess community.
Police escorted a woman to her home on Gallant Court in Burgess shortly after noon to remove her things after a domestic dispute. While the woman was removing her belongings, a man who also lived there returned and got into a dispute with police. Kegler said that the man was seen with a long gun and that shots were fired. No one was injured by the shots.
The man then barricaded himself in the home and police were able to get the woman to safety. Horry County SWAT and negotiators were called to the scene and after a little more than an hour the man surrendered peacefully and without incident, Kegler said.
A police officer fired a weapon during the standoff and the State Law Enforcement Division is investigating that part of the incident, said SLED spokesman Thom Berry.
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