DCSO identifies barricaded subject taken into custody Wednesday afternoon

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DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCBD) – A subject who barricaded himself inside an apartment on Dorchester Road has been taken into custody.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office says that David DuBois, 60, barricaded himself in the apartment at 107 Ironwood Trail.

A report says the incident began just after 9:00 AM on Wednesday, October 23 when a Dorchester County Civil Process Server attempted to serve DuBois with papers.

Deputies with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office were on scene at the Archdale Forest Apartment Complex on Ironwood Trail with one person who was barricaded inside a residence.

Sgt. Rich Carson, Public Information Officer for Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, said that Mr. DuBois was swinging a machete and lunged at the deputies on scene.

Public Information Officer Rick Carson said the area had been cordoned off, and negotiators worked to communicate with the man.

Several apartments were also evacuated out of safety.

After many more attempts were made to get DuBois to exit the apartment, they eventually used distraction devices and tear gas to safely enter the apartment.

DuBois was later taken into custody at 2:17 p.m.

No one was injured during the operation.

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