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Police offer more info into days leading up to standoff with Graniteville man

February 8, 2019

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office has released more information related to the events leading up to a five-hour standoff with a Graniteville man, which ended early Wednesday morning.

Carlos Antoby Allen, 41, of 603 Hazel Drive, is charged with assault/attempted murder and kidnapping, jail records show.

According to a police report, deputies responded to Allen’s home on Hazel Drive around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a 911 call claiming a 37-year-old woman was suffering from a gunshot wound to her leg and was hiding in the woods around the property.

Upon arrival, police located the woman with a bullet wound to her leg and EMS transported her to a nearby hospital for treatment. Investigators then attempted to make contact with Allen, who barricaded himself inside his home with a weapon.

After Allen barricaded himself in his house, the standoff lasted around five hours.

The victim’s family told deputies the victim had been residing with Allen for the past five weeks.

On Feb. 2, Allen had reportedly pointed a gun at the victim, fired it and struck her in the leg. He then refused to allow the victim to leave the house to go to the hospital for treatment.

The victim was held against at the house against her will until Tuesday – when she managed to escape to the woods and call for help, police said.

Before police arrived, Allen was actively searching for the victim in a white BMW around Shiloh Heights Road and Whispering Pines Terrace.

Aiken County SWAT took Allen into custody around 6 a.m. Wednesday. He was transported to the Aiken County detention center, where he was still being held Thursday afternoon.

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