A Lowcountry domestic violence story turned into a five-hour standoff with SWAT members Tuesday. Two men were gearing up to go hunting Tuesday afternoon in Charleston when they were stopped in their tracks by the sound of a woman screaming from a neighboring mobile home community. The men rushed over just in time to see a man shoving a woman into the ground.
The Post and Courier reports one of the two men, Jared Spencer, attempted to start to move toward the domestic dispute, and the man who was shoving the woman shouted he was going for his gun. Spencer called police, and Charleston County SWAT team members began what ended as a five-hour standoff with volleys of tear gas, a stun grenade and the arrest of 46-year-old Glen Richard Yoder. Charleston County Sheriff’s spokesman John Clark said Yoder was taken into custody and charged with criminal domestic violence.