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TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — Travelers Rest police responded to the Benton Road Chick-fil-A around 7:30 p.m. on Monday after receiving reports of a disturbance between a man and a woman in the drive-thru. When they arrived, they say an emotionally distressed man held a gun to his own head due to a shooting he says he committed in North Carolina.
The man — identified later as 45-year-old Jason Daniel Butler, of Forest City, NC — surrendered without incident, and both he and the woman were taken into custody.
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Police contacted deputies in North Carolina about Butler's claim, and now the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office is conducting a death investigation.
According to a Travelers Rest Police Dept. incident report, Butler "freely gave information" regarding the suspected shooting at a North Carolina residence on Sunday night. The incident reports also states that a deceased person was found in the home.
Butler was charged by Travelers Rest police with pointing/presenting a firearm. He is currently being held in the Greenville County Detention Center on a temporary commitment.
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