Deputies rescue child during standoff
Darlington County sheriff’s deputies over the weekend rescued a child from a home where a man was threatening family members with a gun.
Sheriff Tony Chavis said deputies were dispatched to a residence on Bills Circle because of a report of a man threatening people with a handgun. Deputies were informed by family members that the suspect was barricaded inside with a child.
Deputies assigned to the Special Incident Response Team entered the residence and located a 3-year-old child inside. The child was safely removed from the residence. The suspect was located inside a closet with a loaded handgun.
“My deputies demonstrated amazing bravery today to make sure this baby was back with his mother,” stated Chavis. “These guys constantly train for this moment, and today it paid off.”
Deputies arrested Curtis Michael Dixon, 28, of Hartsville.
Dixon will face charges related to the incident. Dixon was wanted out of Chesterfield County for armed robbery and other offenses. Dixon was in custody at the W. Glenn Campbell Detention Center.