Deputies, swat block off Spartanburg Co. road - FOX Carolina 21

Sheriff: SWAT team doesn't find wanted man inside Spartanburg Co. home

Posted: Updated:
Spartanburg Co. deputies have Cedar Springs Rd. blocked at Robin Hood Drive. (Feb. 5, 2014/FOX Carolina) Spartanburg Co. deputies have Cedar Springs Rd. blocked at Robin Hood Drive. (Feb. 5, 2014/FOX Carolina)
An older mugshot of Raymond Holmes. (Source: Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office) An older mugshot of Raymond Holmes. (Source: Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office)
Spartanburg Co. deputies have Cedar Springs Rd. blocked at Robin Hood Drive. (Feb. 5, 2014/FOX Carolina) Spartanburg Co. deputies have Cedar Springs Rd. blocked at Robin Hood Drive. (Feb. 5, 2014/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Spartanburg County deputies blocked off a portion of Cedar Springs Drive Wednesday while the SWAT Team entered a home looking for a domestic violence suspect, according to the sheriff.

FOX Carolina crews at the scene said deputies had the road closed at Robin Hood Drive and Friar Tuck Road due to the situation about 12:30 p.m.

Sheriff Chuck Wright said they got a call about a man harassing his girlfriend, making threats toward her and said the man had tried to hurt her in the past. He said deputies had warrants on the man and thought he was inside a house in the neighborhood where deputies blocked off the road.

Deputies were able to safely get the woman out of the house and when the SWAT team performed a dynamic entry into the home, they discovered the house empty, Wright said.

"Apparently he got out of here before we got here," Wright said. "We are looking for him and we'd like the public's assistance in finding him because when you got somebody that is making all this effort to terrorize this young lady, we're not going to stand for that here."

Wright said everyone wants the woman to be safe and she has taken to proper measures to get help.

He went on to say that they want the man in jail so the justice system can do its job and they are thankful no one was injured, but, "we are going to get him." The SWAT team used flash bangs, kicked the door in and searched the home for the suspect, trying to minimize damage to the home but find the man, according to Wright.

He said they take domestic violence calls very seriously because they want to make sure the citizens of Spartanburg County are protected.

"Make no mistake about it, we are not going to tolerate this business here," Wright said.

Wright said domestic violence calls are as serious as any call they get because if they don't make every effort to get out here to make sure they help the victim, man or woman, because if they don't help them, "we're kind of responsible for it."

Lt. Tony Ivey with the sheriff's office said the wanted man was Raymond Holmes, 33. He said Holmes was already wanted in connection with a December incident. Click here to read about that case.

Anyone with information on Holmes' whereabouts should call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Copyright 2014 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
Fox Carolina
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, WHNS; Greenville, SC. (A Meredith Corporation Station) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.