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Domestic dispute turns into standoff with police

Armed Tega Cay man arrested after standoff

Police charged a Tega Cay man with criminal domestic violence after a standoff at the man’s home where he was armed with a gun, according to a Tega Cay Police report.

The incident began around 7 p.m. Friday when a 43-year-old woman came to police to report a domestic dispute. She told officers that her 40-year-old husband was sitting inside their home off Point Clear Drive, holding a gun pointed at the door, according to the report. The couple had argued earlier in the day, and the man allegedly bit the woman on her arm when she tried to get out of the car, the report states.

The woman told officers she left after the dispute, but returned later and saw the man with the gun through a window and instead of entering the home, she went to the police.

Officers and deputies from York County Sheriff’s Office responded to the home, secured the perimeter and negotiated with the man to come out and surrender. At first, he refused to cooperate, according to the report. At around 10 p.m., the man came out of the house, was surrounded by authorities and arrested. He faces charges of criminal domestic violence and pointing and presenting a firearm.

Report: Jewelry store targeted in break-in

A would-be burglar tried to break into a Fort Mill jewelry store, but failed to enter the business after breaking a glass door, according to a Fort Mill Police report.

The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. April 16. Police responded to an alarm at Springcrest Jel, at 204 Springcrest Drive. They found someone had used a blunt object to shatter the glass on the store’s front door. However, a safety coating kept the glass intact, and the burglar never completely broke through the window, the report states. Police searched with a dog but couldn’t locate the suspect.

The owner reported no merchandise missing.

Thieves attempt to steal car wheels

A Fort Mill woman believes someone tried to steal the wheels off of her parked car, according to a Fort Mill Police report.

The woman told police on April 20 she began driving her car when she noticed something was wrong with the wheels. She stopped and discovered the wheels were missing some of the lug nuts that secure the wheel to the axle. She suspects someone tried to steal her wheels while she was asleep.

The car had been parked outside the Glenwood Fall Apartments off Archie Street in Fort Mill. Police placed her property on routine check. A local repair shop fixed the wheels.

Compiled by Adam O’Daniel