NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Police in North Charleston are searching for a man who was thought to be involved in a standoff Tuesday afternoon.
Authorities responded to a residence on Delta Street just after 10:00 a.m. in reference to an individual who was armed with a handgun and causing damage to the residence and the personal property of a tenant.
When police arrived, they observed the subject – who has warrants through the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services – flee into the apartment.
Attempts to contact the individual were unsuccessful and a negotiator and SWAT team were called.
Sometime later, Deputy Chief Scott Deckard with the North Charleston Police Department said the individual was not found in the apartment when they made entry.
That person was identified as 29-year-old Laquan Lemond Kelly. They say he is wanted for a probation violation.
Deckard said charges from Tuesday’s incident are pending.
Anyone who may know Kelly’s whereabouts should contact the North Charleston Police Department.