ESTILL, S.C. (WSAV) – Police in the Lowcountry have arrested a man accused of pointing an assault rifle at family members following a fight.
According to the Hampton County Sheriff’s Office, Myrick Riddles, considered armed and dangerous, was arrested early Thursday afternoon by the Estill Police Department.
He faces two charges of Pointing and Presenting a Firearm.
Officials said Riddles reportedly threatened to shoot his brother after a verbal altercation and pointed the assault rifle at his niece when she tried to deescalate the situation.
According to Estill Police, Riddles has a history of alleged incidents involving firearms.
The department says their investigation is ongoing.
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The Estill Police Department is seeking a man who considered to be armed and dangerous in the area.
According to officials, Myrick Riddles is accused of pointing an assault rifle and threatening to shoot his brother after a verbal altercation. He is also accused of pointing the assault rifle at his juvenile niece when she attempted to settle the two men down.
Riddles has a history of incidents allegedly involving firearms.
Riddles is five foot 11 inches tall and weighs 250 pounds. He has ties to Varnville, S.C. along with Estill.
Riddles is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who has seen Riddles is asked to contact law enforcement at 803-625-3699 and should not attempt to make contact with him.