Man Who Barricaded Himself in Myrtle Beach Home Identified

A man believed to have barricaded himself inside a home for hours over the weekend has been identified. 42-year-old Joseph Williamson has been charged with criminal sexual conduct in the first degree and threatening life, person or family of a public employee. Myrtle Beach police officers were attempting to serve an arrest warrant Saturday evening in the 300 block of Withers Swash Drive when Williamson barricaded himself alone in his house. Following several hours of negotiation, officers entered and took Williamson into custody. He has been denied bond and is expected back in court on August 12th.