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Horry County SWAT, negotiators talk NC wanted man into surrendering during standoff

A 27-year-old North Carolina man was arrested Wednesday night after a standoff with Horry County police, according to authorities.

Police went to a home on Lincoln Heights Drive about 5:40 p.m. to find a wanted person out of North Carolina. Officers believed Christopher John Clarida was inside a home in the Little River neighborhood.

Christopher Clarida
Christopher Clarida - JRLDC

Clarida was wanted on “multiple felonies out of North Carolina,” according to the report. Police moved in and guarded all the house’s exits, the report says.

Officers went to the home’s front door to try to talk to Clarida, who they saw peering out of windows.

Police called out a SWAT team once they spotted Clarida and verified he had a felony drug warrant in North Carolina with extradition, the report says.

“After many unsuccessful attempts to have Clarida exit the home, the HCPD SWAT unit made entry and successfully apprehended Clarida,” said Krystal Dotson, Horry County police spokeswoman, said by email.

Clarida was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center about 8:30 p.m., records show. He is facing charges of resisting arrest and being a fugitive in Horry County, according to jail records.

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