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Sumter man charged after firing handgun in city limits

SHELBIE GOULDING
shelbie@theitem.com
Posted 6/9/20

A Sumter man was arrested on Saturday following multiple reports of gunfire in the Terry Road and Lower Lake Drive area in the past couple. 

Nicholas Keith Scudder, 23, of Daufuskie Road, was …

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Sumter man charged after firing handgun in city limits

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A Sumter man was arrested on Saturday following multiple reports of gunfire in the Terry Road and Lower Lake Drive area in the past couple. 

Nicholas Keith Scudder, 23, of Daufuskie Road, was charged with discharging a firearm in the city limits and unlawful carrying of a pistol, according to Tonyia McGirt, public information officer for the Sumter Police Department. 

Reports indicate the suspect was seen firing a weapon in the air from the driver’s side window of his pickup truck at about 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. 

Officers located Scudder’s vehicle in the area and placed him in custody after a traffic stop, McGirt said. A handgun with an extended magazine was found inside the vehicle. 

Scudder was booked at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center and later released on a $10,000 surety bond.

McGirt said the incident had no relation with the recent protests.