From what Adams’ mother told police, he apparently had some sort of psychotic episode the evening before and tore up her house, cornering her with a shotgun at one point.
On Saturday, Adams reportedly entered the woman’s bedroom with a handgun in the waistband of his pants. The woman told police she feared for her life, and while Adams was distracted, presumably by something shiny, she made a run for it and called police from a neighbor’s house.
Responding deputies soon found Adams wandering down the road a short distance away from the home. He was wearing “odd-matching” clothing and a pair of ski goggles, police said. A pat down revealed a pistol holster in his waistband and shotgun parts in his sock. He was placed under arrest.
When officers returned to the home in search of weapons, they found a semi-automatic in the kitchen, but no sign of the missing pistol or the rest of the shotgun.
During their search, officers happened across a charcoal grill in the backyard that was still warm to the touch. Inside, a cooked kitty. Adams’ mother said she believed it was a stray that had been staying at the house. She also mentioned the fact that the family dog, last seen with Adams, has disappeared. Adams’ sister told police she found the dog’s collar covered in what she believed was blood.
Adams reportedly admitted to setting the kitten on fire, and when questioned about the missing weapons, responded, “aim high, in the tunnel.” Neither the weapons nor the dog has been located.
He’s been booked on charges of animal cruelty, breach of peace, second-degree assault and battery, and use of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.Tags: Animal Cruelty, assault and battery, breach of peace, Chance Godwin Adams, South Carolina