One suspect in custody after barricaded gunman situation - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

One suspect in custody after barricaded gunman situation

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

SCMPD’s SWAT and Hostage Negotiation teams arrested 42-year-old Lamont Smith at home on Catherine Circle after a domestic kidnapping early Saturday.

Police say smith fired several gunshots and forced a woman into his vehicle near Stiles Avenue just before 5:30 a.m and then drove away with her. The woman managed to get out of the car when he stopped at a red light. She suffered minor injuries, but is now safe.

According to police, Smith drove back to his house after the woman got away. SCMPD believed he had a gun, so they called in SWAT, K-9 units, Violent Crimes and the Hostage Negotiation Team. Police got warrants to search the house and arrest Smith. SWAT went in just before 10 a.m. and took Smith into custody without incident.

Smith is charged with kidnapping, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and criminal use of an article with an altered identification mark.  

SCMPD’s investigation into the kidnapping is ongoing. They ask anyone with information to call CrimeStoppers at 912.234.2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. There is also a confidential tip line open directly to investigators at 912.525.3124.

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