Anderson Co. man charged after threatening neighbor with hammer, prompting shooting

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ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – Anderson County Sheriff’s Office officials said a man was arrested after he reportedly threatened his neighbor Friday night.

Jonathan Hayes Watson (From: Anderson Co. Detention Center)

Jonathan Hayes Watson (From: Anderson Co. Detention Center)

According to the sheriff’s office, the man left his home on Kestrel Court reportedly armed with a hammer, went onto his neighbor’s property and reportedly threatened her.

Sgt. JT Foster said the woman then fired a gun at him, but did not hit him.

Foster said the man, 27-year-old Jonathan Hayes Watson, was arrested and charged with Breach of Peace.

He was taken to the Anderson County Detention Center and has since been released.

According to Foster, there is no threat to the public and no injuries were reported.

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