A man who barricaded himself inside his Shanklin Road home in northern Beaufort County early this morning has been peacefully taken into custody, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office news release today.
Sheriffs deputies responded to a conduct a health and welfare check following a 911 hang-up call received from Lot 37 at Laurel Village mobile home park at approximately 5:10 a.m. Upon arrival, deputies heard sounds of distress coming from inside the home and saw a man standing at the door.
As deputies approached, the man slammed the door, refusing to make contact with deputies, the release said. Repeated attempts to establish contact with anyone inside the trailer went unanswered, at which time members of the Beaufort County Sheriffs Office SWAT Team and Hostage Negotiations Team responded.
Contact was eventually made with the man by phone, who agreed to come out and meet with deputies. The subject, 28-year old Frank Jabbar Holmes, voluntarily exited the home and was detained without incident, according to the release. Inside, deputies located the subjects girlfriend, age 26, and her three children ages 3 months, 1 year, and 9 years old. She had a minor facial injury as a result of being assaulted by Holmes, the release said. The children were uninjured.
Due to evidence of drug activity observed in the home, a search warrant was obtained, and small quantities of crack cocaine, marijuana, and various drug paraphernalia were located and seized as a result of the search, according to the release. Holmes has been charged with possession of crack cocaine, simple possession of marijuana, and criminal domestic violence.
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