Man Charged in Shootout With North Carolina Deputies

BEREA, S.C. --

A man has been charged with five counts of attempted murder in connection with a shootout with deputies in Berea on Wednesday night.

Investigators said they were called to 504 Penarth Drive about 7:30 p.m. after someone at the home said Thomas Page, 52, of Greenville, made threats to harm himself. The caller told deputies that after making the threats, Page went into the garage and several gunshots were heard.

The Greenville County Sheriff' Office said that, when deputies arrived at the home, they tried to make contact with Page, but as they did, Page turned and fired several shots in their direction. Deputies said they returned fire.

Page surrendered after other deputies responded and surrounded the garage, investigators said. He was then arrested.

The Sheriff's Office said the five deputies who returned fire were placed on administrative duty while internal affairs completes its investigation into the shooting. Those deputies were not identified.

Page was being held at the Greenville County Detention Center without bond.

No one was injured during the shooting.

Deputies said they have been called to the same home four times since February 2007, not including Wednesday night. They said the previous calls were in response to domestic disturbances and possession of a weapon. There were no injuries in the four previous incidents, they said.

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