Greer kidnapping suspect surrenders after barricading self in Landrum home


GREENVILLE Co., S.C. (WSPA) – Greenville County Sheriff’s Office deputies said a man wanted on kidnapping charges in Greer surrendered Monday after barricading himself inside a Landrum home that caught fire during a standoff.

Jimmy Green (From: Greenville Co. Detention Center)

Jimmy Green (From: Greenville Co. Detention Center)

On Monday morning, Greenville County sheriff’s deputies went to a home on Howard Road in Landrum to search for Jimmy Green Jr., 24, of Greer.

According to a warrant, Green was wanted by Greer Police Department officers on kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping charges after he reportedly kidnapped a male victim, held him against his will for several days, tied him up and beat him with an unknown object.

That incident reportedly happened in the city limits of Greer in Spartanburg County.

On Monday, sheriff’s office officials said Green barricaded himself inside a house before firing multiple shots.

Others inside the home came out unharmed before deputies said the home was set on fire.

Green later surrendered to authorities. He is facing an additional charge of resisting arrest with a deadly weapon.

Four fire agencies spent hours Monday fighting the flames, deeming the house unsaveable.

“At this time it’s undetermined, we have no idea how the fire was started until we’re done and conduct a full investigation,” said Captain Russell Rafferty of the Glassy Mountain Fire Department.

One neighbor, Perry Howard, said he went outside to see what was going on.

“This has definitely been the talk of the neighborhood,” Howard told 7 News. “It’s just a shock for something to happen this close to you.”

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