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Authorities: Garden City man arrested after firing handgun into home with four children inside

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Robert Maittand Rumph was charged with one count of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, two counts of first-degree assault and battery, three counts of kidnapping, one count of discharging a firearm into a dwelling, and four counts unlawful conduct towards a child. Georgetown County deputies arrested Rumph early Saturday after they say he opened fire on his own Garden City home.
Robert Maittand Rumph was charged with one count of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, two counts of first-degree assault and battery, three counts of kidnapping, one count of discharging a firearm into a dwelling, and four counts unlawful conduct towards a child. Georgetown County deputies arrested Rumph early Saturday after they say he opened fire on his own Garden City home.

Georgetown County deputies arrested a 50-year-old Garden City man early Saturday after he started shooting into his home during an argument with his teenage son, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

No one was injured in the shooting, which happened around 2:45 a.m. Deputies charged Robert Maittand Rumph with one count of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, two counts of first-degree assault and battery, three counts of kidnapping, one count of discharging a firearm into a dwelling, and four counts unlawful conduct towards a child.

Georgetown County deputies responded to the Pompano Drive home after receiving reports about shots being fired there, the release said. Rumph’s wife told authorities that he and their teenage son had been arguing when Rumph retrieved a handgun and started shooting into the home. During the shooting, there were four children inside the house, according to the release.

Horry County police and S.C. Highway Patrol troopers also went to the scene and the three agencies set up a perimeter around the house. Authorities tried to contact Rumph with no success. He was finally arrested when he left the home and tried to enter one of his vehicles, the release stated.

Rumph was taken to the Georgetown County Detention Center and was awaiting a bond hearing late Saturday afternoon.

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