A man was being held for multiple charges overnight after allegedly holding a Sheriff’s Officer at gunpoint. Laurens County Deputy James Willis was dispatched to Riverfork Road, Waterloo at 10:24 last night on a report of a man having a gun and stating he was going to kill himself. The man reportedly requested to speak with Captain Duane Howard of the Sheriff’s Office. The Captain was contacted and spoke with the subject by telephone. The man reportedly asked for Howard to come speak with him in person. Captain Howard reportedly attempted to talk the man into putting the gun down. At one point during this discussion, the man allegedly held the gun on Captain Howard for a period of approximately five minutes. The subject later went back inside the house and Captain Howard was able to leave. Deputies Willis and Johnston then reportedly heard an argument inside. The man’s girlfriend then reportedly took his gun and threw it outside. Deputies Willis and Johnson caught the man as he attempted to retrieve the gun and placed him under arrest.
47-year-old David Bruce Waters of 2376 Riverfork Road, Waterloo was placed in the Johnson Detention Center. Deputy Willis was to seek warrants today to charge the man with Assault on an Officer and other related charges.