The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was called to a house near Williamston Friday evening after a man refused an attempt by deputies to serve a detention order. According to reports, Sheriff’s Deputies went to the home on Cherokee Rd. to serve the order, which required the 42-year-old man to have a mental exam, around 7 p.m.
Because the man refused to cooperate and deputies knew there were firearms in the house, a negotiator was brought in and attempted to talk with the him for about two hours. The SWAT team arrived just before 10 p.m., and broke the door open. Capt. Darrell Hill said the man was still resistant and was tazed by deputies.