SWAT team arrests husband after Mount Pleasant dispute


MOUNT PLEASANT — The Mount Pleasant police SWAT team was called to a Linksland Road home early Tuesday after a man reportedly threatened to harm his wife during a domestic dispute.

The incident ended with the husband’s arrest and the removal of several guns from the residence, police said.

According to a report, the victim’s husband attacked her at their home around 1:30 a.m. while she was trying to go to bed. He grabbed her and held her down while restraining her hands with what the victim believed to be rope, a police report stated.

The woman told police her husband placed black electrical tape on her mouth. When she asked him to stop, he replied, “Be quiet, shut up, I can snap your neck,” the report stated.

The victim managed to get away from the suspect, police said. She told her 20-year-old son, who also was at the home, to watch the suspect while she drove to the police department, the report stated.

The victim told police her husband recently was released from Medical University Hospital after undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. She told police she believed he was on a new medication that caused him to act “strange,” including heavy sweating and trouble breathing, the report states.

The SWAT team arrived at the home and took the suspect into custody. James Michael Dolan, 54, is charged with criminal domestic violence-first offense. He was at the Charleston County jail awaiting a bond hearing.

Police seized 20 guns from the home, including shotguns, pistols and at least one military-style rifle, a report stated.