Sheriff: Calhoun County Man Arrested After Pointing Gun at Officer

CALHOUN COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) — A Calhoun County man has been arrested for allegedly pointing a firearm at a Sheriff’s deputy.

Calhoun County Sheriff Thomas Summers said Eddie Clay Guinyard, 49, of Orangeburg was attempting to set fire to a home on Northwood Court following an argument with two victims.

The responding duty was met outside the residence by two family members who were victims during a dispute with Guinyard, Summers said.

Summers said that while the deputy was conducting his initial interview with the victims, Guinyard rushed out of the residence just feet away from the deputy, armed with a .22 caliber rifle pointed at the deputy and threatening to kill him.

“Had it not been for the intense bravery and quick thinking of the responding deputy, this incident could have certainly had a very tragic outcome,” Summers said.

Guinyard has been charged with two counts of Attempted Murder, Kidnapping, Threatening the Life of a Public Official, Possession of a Firearm during the commission of a Violent Crime, Pointing and Presenting a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a person convicted of a Violent Offense.

Bond was denied for Guinyard by Chief Magistrate Robert Lake. Guinyard is currently being housed in the Orangeburg/Calhoun Regional Detention Center.

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