Winnsboro man arrested after barricading himself in garage for hours

WINNSBORO – A man charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, barricaded himself in a home near The Strawberry Patch convenience store for three hours Friday night before he was taken into custody by the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office.

When Sheriff’s deputies approached a home on Oak Street Friday about 5 p.m., with an arrest warrant for Jeff Truesdale, 55, on the domestic violence charge, Truesdale barricaded himself in the garage, according to Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery.

“We called SLED (South Carolina Law Enforcement Division) to assist us,” Montgomery said. “Another person was in the home and let us know that Truesdale was in the garage.”

After deputies entered the home about 8 p.m., through an unlocked door, they were able to arrest Truesdale without incident.

Truesdale eluded deputies on Friday, June 18, after he was involved in an altercation with a female when he allegedly struck her with a vehicle causing serious injury, Montgomery said.

Truesdale remains in the detention center awaiting a bond hearing.


  1. Gary B says

    He didn’t hit her on purpose it was a accident. I know him he is not like that

  2. Shanie OMackie says

    There it happens again the news can create any story to make you feel one way! Wait unless you know the truth!!!

  3. Shanie OMackeral says


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