Stand-Off With Greer PD Ends Peacefully

Situation escalated while serving warrants

Patrick Gentry
August 16, 2018 - 11:45 am

Thursday morning the Greer Police Department went to a home on Cotter Lane in Greer to serve felony warrants to Christopher Chamberlain. 

Chamberlain had several felony warrants including domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, kidnapping, and unlawful neglect of a child. Officers say that Chamberlain's warrants stemmed from a fight he had with his live in girlfriend.

Police say that Chamberlain got angry when his girlfriend started skyping with his mother without his permission. Police reports state that in the resulting argument Chamberlain hit his girlfriend, prevented her from leaving or calling for help, and confined her for three and a half hours in a room. 

Officers arrived at the home around 1:45 a.m. Thursday, August 16, to serve the warrants.  Officers say Chamberlain was inside but would not come out of the house. 

Police tried to make contact with him for several hours using different forms of communication with no luck.  After that didn't work the decision to have to Emergency Response Team enter the home was made. 

When the ERT breached the home, police say they cleared the first floor of the home then proceeded to the second floor where they eventually located Chamberlain hiding inside of a closet in the master bedroom. 

Police say that he surrendered at that point without incident.  No one, including the suspect, was hurt. 

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