Standoff ends with kidnapping, drug charges in Laurens Co.

Joshua Knight

LAURENS, SC (WSPA) – Deputies in Laurens County arrested a man after a short standoff on Jared Drive, Wednesday morning.

Joshua Allen Knight was arrested and charged with Kidnapping, Resisting Arrest, and Possession of Methamphetamine. He was also wanted for two bench warrants for drug-related charges.

Deputies say Knight was charged with kidnapping because he refused to let another person in the home leave during the standoff.

Sheriff Ricky Chastain says deputies entered the home and did not have to use their weapons.

Knight did not have a gun and complied with deputies once they entered the home, according to Chastain.

The other person in the home was not harmed.

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