Authorities on Wednesday arrested a wanted Summerville man accused of burglarizing his ex-girlfriend’s home with a gun and threatening to kill her.
Robert Farrington, 36 of Argosy Street, is charged with criminal domestic violence-third offense, third-degree assault and battery, first-degree burglary, criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, kidnapping and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, Charleston County sheriff’s deputies said.
On June 8, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a Charleston home concerning a dispute that took place in February on Folly Beach, an incident report states.
A 30-year-old woman told deputies that on Feb. 22, Farrington, her ex-boyfriend, forced his way into her home while armed with a gun in his waistband.
Farrington allegedly threatened to put a bullet in her head and would not let her leave the home or call for help, deputies said.
The woman managed to escape through her home’s back door.
She called Farrington’s mother and told her what happened, an incident report states. The woman did not go to police sooner out of fear for her life, deputies said.
The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force located Farrington at his home on Wednesday.
Farrington was being held at the Charleston County jail on Thursday in lieu of a $82,130 bail.