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Georgetown County man charged after Saturday morning shooting

(Source: Georgetown County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Georgetown County Sheriff's Office)

GARDEN CITY, SC (WMBF) - The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office arrested 50-year-old Robert Maittand Rumph at 2065 Pompano Drive in Garden City Saturday morning after he allegedly fired shots in the home.

Approximately 2:45 a.m., Georgetown County Sheriff's deputies responded to a residence on Pompano Drive in the Garden City Community of Georgetown County in reference to possible shots being fired in a residence.

According to the Sheriff's office, the wife of the suspect spoke to deputies, she explained an altercation occurred between the suspect and their teenage son. The altercation escalated, and the suspect got a handgun and fired into the residence.

Four individuals under the age of 17, were inside the residence at the time of the incident.

Georgetown County Sheriff's Deputies, Horry County Police, and the South Carolina Highway Patrol set up a perimeter and secured the location. Many attempts to contact the suspect were unsuccessful.

When the suspect exited the residence, he was taken into custody and attempted to enter one of his vehicles. No injuries were sustained, according to the Georgetown Sheriff's Office.

According to Georgetown County Sheriff's Office, Robert Maittand Rumph is charged with one count possession of a weapon during the Commission of a violent crime, two counts assault and battery first degree, three counts kidnapping, one count discharging firearms into a dwelling, and four count unlawful conduct towards a child. Rumph is currently being housed at the Georgetown County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

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