Hours-long standoff at Conway Country Club ends after man taken into custody

A man who barricaded himself inside the Conway Country Club was taken into custody after a multi-hour standoff Monday. (Source: WMBF News)
A man who barricaded himself inside the Conway Country Club was taken into custody after a multi-hour standoff Monday. (Source: WMBF News)

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – A man who barricaded himself inside the Conway Country Club is now out and in police custody, according to police.

Christopher Lloyd Ross was arrested for second-degree burglary after unlawfully entering the Conway Country Club with the intent to commit a crime, the arrest warrant states. He barricaded himself in the country club and refused to leave, modifying the door to keep law enforcement officials from entering.

Taylor Newell, with the city of Conway, previously said Ross was not talking to police, and it was not known if he was armed. Authorities believed he was the only person inside.

Police had called in negotiators from Myrtle Beach to work to get Ross out peacefully.

According to Newell, officers got a call at 10:10 a.m., from someone who said a man was inside. Police tried to negotiate for hours.

Eventually, a dog went in but police didn't have to use it, Newell said. She added Ross was not harmed and no weapons were found. He was transported to J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

Ross had previously been arrested by Conway Police on Friday, March 23 for resisting arrest and disobeying a police officer, according to jail records. According to an incident report, police responded to the Conway Country Club after receiving reports of lights on in the building and a car in the parking lot. The report states police were told that a board member, identified as Ross, had been voted out and should not be inside the building. Ross reportedly ran from police and resisted arrest, leading to his charges.  He was released from J. Reuben Long Detention Center on Sunday.

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