Standoff at Duncan lodge ends with man in custody

A two-hour break ended early Wednesday morning at a Duncan hotel with no injuries. A man wanted in Greenville County was taken into custody.

The 42-year-old Robert Beach is, according to Lt. Ryan Flood of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office and the online records of the Greenville County Detention Center indicted for failure to comply with the terms of his bond.

At 4:30 am on Wednesday, Duncan Police went to WoodSpring Suites at 255 Frontage Road to serve a pending arrest warrant. Representatives from the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office helped on site.

“The guy didn’t want to come out so we had to negotiate with his surrender and he was taken to Greenville County,” said Captain Mathis of the Duncan Police Department.

The stalemate ended around 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday.

Chris Miller, Duncan Police Chief, said some of the hotel rooms were evacuated during the stalemate because officers did not know if the suspect, who was barricaded in a hotel room, had a gun. Miller said the suspect was unarmed and alone in his room when he was taken into custody.

On March 2, 2018, Beach was charged with child molestation and grievous bodily harm by investigators from the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office after his child “showed up” in hospital with “serious brain injuries”, according to a press release.

The 13th Circuit Solicitor’s Office said Beach is part of the Greenville County Detention Center’s Home Incarceration Program and is pending trial on child molestation.

Beach will appear before a general session judge to determine whether he will be re-admitted to the Home Incarceration Program.

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