Bond denied for man arrested following 15-hour standoff with Horry County police

akelley@thesunnews.comMarch 5, 2014 

Bond was denied for a man who barricaded himself inside his home for about 15-hours Monday.

Judge Dennis Phipps denied bond for Walter Harold Lynde, 46. Lynde is charged with first offense resisting arrest with a deadly weapon, third degree arson and criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.

A State Law Enforcement Division criminal records check shows Lynde has no previous convictions in South Carolina.

Police were called to 4416 Hunting Bow Trail, which is off Halyard way in Forestbrook, about midnight Sunday for a domestic dispute that turned into a 15-hour standoff with Horry County police and SWAT team members.

The standoff ended about 3:15 p.m. when police used tactical methods to coerce Lynde out of his home. He set fire to his house before surrendering, Lt. Robert Kegler said.

Horry County and Myrtle Beach SWAT team and negotiation team members had been communicating with Lynde throughout the day Monday. Kegler said he had grown increasingly agitated and hostile during the standoff and had shown police a long rifle with a scope and a handgun before surrendering. No shots were fired during the incident.

Police evacuated four homes that immediately neighbored Lynde’s house during the standoff because police did not know what kind of weapons he had inside the home.

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