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Sumter man charged after firing handgun in Sumter

Police say he was seen firing a weapon in the air from the driver’s side window of his pickup truck.
Credit: Sumter Police Department
Nicholas Keith Scudder

A Sumter man was arrested over the weekend following multiple reports in recent weeks of gunfire in the Terry Road/Lower Lake Drive area of the city.

Nicholas Keith Scudder, 23, of Daufuskie Road, was charged Saturday with discharging a firearm in the city limits and unlawful carrying of a pistol.

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. Saturday.

Officers located Scudder’s vehicle in the area and placed him in custody after a traffic stop. 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.