Man gets stuck in mobile home's trap door trying to flee police

LANCASTER, S.C. -- A 30-year-old man was arrested Thursday following a lengthy standoff with police that ended with authorities gassing a mobile home.

According to authorities, a Lancaster County Deputy saw a familiar Jeep that had tags on it that were associated with another vehicle. The deputy followed the jeep, driven by Michael Wayne Terry II, into his drive way. 

When Terry stepped out of the vehicle, he immediately began arguing with the deputy, officials said. The deputy tried to reach for Terry when he began to walk away, so Terry ran. 

"The deputy chased him around a couple of nearby homes before Terry doubled back to his mobile home and entered it," Lancaster Police said. 

When the deputy "dealt with" a female who walked up on the scene, Terry came out of the mobile home and retrieved a hunting rifle from his Jeep, then returned inside. Seeing this, the deputy called for assistance.

The deputy along with other officers were unsuccessful in getting Terry to come outside his home. According to authorities, a plethora of law enforcement agencies spent several hours trying to get Terry to exit the mobile home peacefully.

"He made indications he might harm himself," Lancaster Police said. 

Gas was deployed into the mobile home, authorities said, but Terry still did not come out. When SWAT members made entry into the home, they didn't find Terry but they did discover a trap door in the floor for access under the mobile home. There, they said they found Terry between the floor and the netting that holds the mobile home's insulation in place.

He was taken into custody without incident and cleared by a medical facility for incarceration. He was charged for resisting arrest, pointing a firearm upon the officer that served him as well as a ticket for an improper tag, why the officer first tried to pull him over.

No one was injured in this incident.  

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