Ridgeway man charged with assault and battery

WINNSBORO – A Ridgeway man has been arrested and charged with assault and battery on Monday, April 29.


Robert Wayne, 30, was taken into custody after he reportedly assaulted and held a Ridgeway resident against his will in a residence on Longtown Road. The incident occurred at approximately 1:45 on Monday afternoon.

Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) deputies reported that an assault had occurred and that the victim was being held against his will at this residence while a suspect was armed with a firearm and barricaded inside of the same residence.

Due to the nature of the information received, Sheriff Montgomery said he activated the FCSO Special Response Team in an effort to minimize risks to the victim, suspect, and responding officers while this incident was being resolved.

Officers secured the area to contain any potential threats and to protect other residents in that area. Deputies were then able to secure all persons inside of the residence without any further incident and the victim was provided with medical treatment.

Wayne was transported to the Fairfield County Detention Center.

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