Warrant: Man wanted for making terroristic threat in Georgia arrested after standoff near Holmestown Road

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Photo: J. Reuben Long Detention Center

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A fugitive wanted for making a terroristic threat in Georgia was arrested by Horry County Police Sunday morning after barricading himself inside an apartment building, according to arrest warrants obtained by News13.

Brett Matthew Lehman, 35, of Atlanta, is being held without bond in the J. Reuben Long Detention Center after his arrest on a warrant for a terroristic threat. He was also charged with possession of multiple weapons as a result of not being allowed to have weapons because of a restraining order issued in New Jersey, the warrants showed.

HCPD responded about 7:30 a.m. Sunday to an apartment on Paddington Court, which is located off Holmestown Road, after getting a call about a wanted person. According to a police incident report, officers tried several times without success to make contact with Lehman before a SWAT unit arrived.

The report said Lehman was eventually arrested after trying to escape through the rear of an apartment where he had been hiding. Officers later recovered several weapons from the bedroom of the apartment, the report said.

There was no information immediately available about what kind of threat Lehman made in Georgia. He is facing extradition to Georgia to face charges there, according to the arrest warrant. Count on News13 for updates.

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