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Deputies: Fleeing man held at gunpoint by homeowner

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Carl Lanphear (Greenville Co. Sheriff's Office) Carl Lanphear (Greenville Co. Sheriff's Office)
Deputies put Carl Lanphear into a cruiser after his arrest. (May 9, 2012/FOX Carolina) Deputies put Carl Lanphear into a cruiser after his arrest. (May 9, 2012/FOX Carolina)
PELZER, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Officials said a man who jumped into a river in an effort to escape pursuing deputies Wednesday night was held at gunpoint by a homeowner until deputies arrived.

Chad McBride of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office said 22-year-old Carl Lanphear escaped after he was chased by deputies during the weekend. He said a deputy spotted Lanphear on Wednesday night and tried to stop him, but he fled the scene again.

McBride said deputies chased Lanphear's vehicle to the end of Arden Road in West Pelzer. He said Lanphear then jumped out of the vehicle and dove into the Saluda River.

McBride said Lanphear then floated downstream on a log before jumping out of the river on the Greenville County side. He said Lanphear was later arrested after he was found at a house on Meares Drive.

Greenville County deputies said that when Lanphear ran into the house he was met by the homeowner, who had a gun. They said the homeowner held Lanphear at gunpoint until deputies arrived and arrested him.

Lanphear said he was under the influence of drugs and needed medical attention, deputies said, so he was taken to a local hospital.

Lanphear was wanted on charges of assaulting an officer and failure to stop for a blue light in Oconee County, McBride said.

Greenville County deputies said they have charged Lanphear with first-degree burglary, resisting arrest and first-degree assault and battery.

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