Two Arrested In SWAT Standoff In Tega Cay

TEGA CAY, S.C. — Two people have been arrested following an hours-long standoff at a home in Tega Cay on Friday.

Authorities say the standoff ended peacefully. Both suspects 27-year-old Hardee Baldwin and 21-year-old Sheena Dilauro were taken into custody.

SLED and Tega Cay Police officers were attempting to a serve a warrant to Baldwin at a home on Palmyra Drive. They say he was wanted for crimes out of Colleton County.

Investigators spent all day outside, waiting for Baldwin and Dilauro to surrender.

Neighbors say they saw law enforcement with machine guns walking down the street.

They overheard there could be a possible hostage involved, but police have not confirmed this piece of information.

Schools in the area were placed on lock down because of the standoff.

Kim Versace, a resident who lives on Palmyra Drive, says she’s concerned about the kids coming home from school.

“I don’t know whether this person has been living here, which makes me kind of nervous to think that there is a fugitive that was living maybe just a few doors down from me and I had no idea,” Versace said. “But, right now, I’m just really kind of, it’s a little unnerving to see all of this going on on such a quiet street. There’s literally probably about 20 houses entirely on this road and I picked this area to live in because it’s one of the safest in the area.”

Versace says it’s easy to get complacent in a neighborhood that doesn’t see crime.

The area has been cleared and it’s now safe for folks to return home.

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