Greenville County deputies said a man accused of firing shots at them as they approached a home in the Berea area was taken into custody after a nearly three-hour SWAT standoff.
Sgt. Ryan Flood said deputies were following up on an open case when the suspect opened fire at them around 9:30 a.m. along Gibson Drive.
Flood said deputies had earlier attempted to stop a truck that was clocked at driving 88 miles per hour in a 40 mile zone. The driver did not stop. Deputies did not chase the truck but were able to get the license plate info.
The vehicle was registered to an address on Gibson Drive.
When deputies arrived at the address, Flood said a man exited the home carrying a long gun and began firing.
Deputies took cover and Flood said the man got into a vehicle and began driving and firing additional shots. The man then got out of the car and barricaded himself in the house, Flood said.
Deputies put out a radio call for backup and the SWAT team was mobilized.
Just before 1 p.m. Flood announced that there had been a “peaceful resolution” and the suspect was in custody.
SWAT determined the man was alone in the house and Flood said the team decided to use gas to force the man out.
The suspect surrendered without further incident.
The suspect was identified as Charles Bradley Martin, 40.
In a bond court hearing Thursday, Martin was charged with the following:
- Speeding – $445
- Failure to stop for blue lights – $15,000
- Passing unlawfully – $230
- Possession of a weapon by a felon – $35,000
Per warrants, Martin has a long list of charges dating back to 1995. The charges span from simple possession of marijuana, criminal domestic violence, threatening and burglary.
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