Charleston County sheriff's deputies seized several guns from the home of a North Charleston man who struggled with officers after threatening to kill himself Saturday night, authorities said.
William Kennedy Dodd Jr., 51, of Dunlap Street, is charged with pointing and presenting a firearm, assault with intent to kill, resisting arrest and possession of a stolen firearm.
Deputies were called to Dodd's mobile home around 9 p.m. after he reportedly threatened suicide and demanded sex from a friend while pointing a gun at her. When deputies asked Dodd if he had a gun, he threatened to shoot an officer, a police report stated.
Dodd struggled with a deputy after the officer tried to stop him from drawing a pistol, authorities said. The deputy shot Dodd with a Taser stun gun during the struggle and wrested a .38-caliber Derringer pistol from his hands, a report stated.
Dodd, who appeared intoxicated and spoke of drinking for three days straight, was taken to the county jail, where he was placed on a suicide watch, deputies said. Deputies seized the Derringer, two shotguns, two more pistols and "an enormous amount of ammunition" from the home. One of the shotguns had been reported stolen from a Colleton County home on April 14, deputies said.