SC trooper arrested after standoff

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. — Authorities say a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper has been arrested after a standoff at his Simpsonville home.

Greenville County sheriff’s deputies say they were called to a home at 5:30 p.m. Saturday because of a domestic disturbance.

A woman said she had been involved in a fight with her husband. Authorities said Robert Keith Owens had a gun and made threats to harm a family pet.

The woman was able to escape safely. Authorities made contact with Owens, who came out of the home around three hours later and was arrested and charged with domestic violence.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Sid Gaulden says Owens had been on medical leave for several months after he was injured while on duty. It wasn’t known if Owens has an attorney.

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