A Waterloo man was served with five charges yesterday in connection with his allegedly holding a Laurens County Deputy at gunpoint Tuesday night. The man was reportedly threatening to shoot himself, and asked for Captain Duane Howard to come speak with him. While Howard was trying to talk him out of the situation, the man allegedly held the gun on the officer. 47-year-old David Bruce Waters of 2376 Riverfork Road was charged yesterday with Kidnapping, 1st Degree Assault and Battery, Use of a Weapon during Commission of a Violent Crime, Pointing and Presenting a Firearm at a person and with Breach of Peace of an Aggravated Nature. In warrants obtained by Deputy J.D. Willis yesterday, Mr. Waters is accused of holding a gun to a deputy’s head, throat and chest Tuesday night at 2376 Riverfork Road, of unlawfully confining, or kidnapping the officer, and he is accused of committing a breach of the peace of an aggravated nature by uttering threatening speeches in an offensive manner to the terror of the community and police officers.
Bond was denied on all five charges yesterday. David Bruce Waters remained in the Johnson Detention Center.