Deputies: Garden City man arrested after firing gun during argument with son

  • Sunday, August 2, 2015


Deputies said a Garden City man was arrested after shooting inside his own house during a quarrel with his teenage son.

On the morning of Saturday, Aug. 1, Georgetown County sheriff’s deputies arrested Robert Maitland Rumph, 50, Pompano Drive, after they responded to a 911 call reporting gunshots.

According to a press release from the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrived at the Pompano Drive address at about 2:45 a.m. Saturday. Deputies said they spoke with Rumph’s wife — who was not identified — who told them “an altercation” had taken place between Rumph and their teenage son. The wife told them that altercation ended, deputies said, when Rumph grabbed a handgun and fired shots inside the house.

Deputies added that there were four children inside the house when Rumph fired those shots.

In addition to the GCSO, Horry County Police Department and South Carolina Highway Patrol personnel responded to the house and set up a perimeter around it. Rumph was arrested, deputies said, after he tried to leave the house and enter one of his vehicles. Deputies said no one was injured.

Rumph was charged with one count of possessing a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, two counts of first-degree assault and battery, three counts of kidnapping, one count of discharging a firearm into a dwelling and four counts of unlawful conduct toward a child. He was taken to the Georgetown County Detention Center, where he was awaiting a bond hearing.


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