Man in Goose Creek stand-off was upset over wife
The Goose Creek man, who fired shots inside his home during a stand-off with police, called his landlord to apologize for shooting holes in the ceiling, a police report revealed.
John Edward Svagerko, 47, of Fox Chase Drive in Goose Creek refused to come outside his home after sending suicidal text messages to his sister on Saturday, the report stated. Police surrounded the home at around 10:39 p.m.
Svagerko told police all he wanted to do was speak to his wife, said Sgt. William Ramirez, with the Goose Creek Police Department. He was drinking alcohol and upset after discovering his wife had a boyfriend, his brother told police.
He fired three shots inside the house, police said. After negotiations over the phone, about two and half hours later, Svagerko exited the house unarmed, the report stated.
He was arrested and charged with discharging his firearm. No one was injured and after Svagerko was evaluated, he told police he did not have any suicidal thoughts or plans to hurt himself or anyone else.
Inside the home, officers found the loaded gun he used to fire the shots, a fifteen round magazine loaded with an additional eight rounds, and six rifles in the master bedroom.
Svagerko was released from jail in Moncks Corner on Sunday on $1,092 bail.