James Island stand-off suspect granted bond

Standoff underway at home on Camp Road on James Island.

JAMES ISLAND, SC – A man is facing charges after a stand-off with Charleston County Deputies Tuesday night.

According to the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office it happened in James Island near Camp Road between Mount Vernon and Dills Bluff around 9:00 p.m.

Authorities tell News 2, the incident started off as an argument between neighbors, the suspect then fired a gun shot near the neighbor’s feet.

The neighbor involved in that altercation then contacted authorities.

The suspect has been identified as 58-year-old Kristopher Lee Upchurch.

Overnight, deputies made several attempts were made to communicate with Upchurch after he barricaded himself inside of his home and refused to leave, so the Sheriff’s Office SWAT and Crisis Negotiation Teams were brought to the scene along with mobile crisis.

After attempts were made to bring the stand-off to an end, tear gas was deployed into the home which caused Upchurch to surrender.

Upchurch was arrested and will be held at the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center, he is charged with pointing and presenting a firearm and assault and battery 2nd Degree.

He was granted bond on both charges totaling $10,000.

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