Police: Bowling alley suspect also involved in hit-and-run, domestic dispute
GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCIV) -- Police have released more details into the arrest of a man they say took a bowling alley manager hostage Tuesday. Police charged Gary Fraley with attempted murder and kidnapping.
According to Goose Creek police, the initial report said the suspect, identified as 47-year-old Fraley, had surrendered but he was in fact taken into custody by SWAT team members after a TASER was used on him.
Police, SWAT and hostage negotiators responded to the Royal Lanes on Central Avenue Tuesday evening after a man went into the manager's office, took the manager hostage, and fired a gun, officials said.
An incident report also showed Fraley was involved in a domestic dispute with his estranged wife the day before the Royal Lanes incident. According to the report, Fraley's wife came to the police department and told officers her husband "posted on Facebook that he needed to take care of some people, including [his wife], [his wife's] co-worker..."
His wife told officers he was a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder who had just been released from an alcohol rehabilitation center in North Carolina.
She was in the process of serving him with divorce papers, she told officials.
According to investigators, Fraley's wife was staying with her Royal Lanes co-worker while she was trying to divorce him. The co-worker was the alleged victim in Tuesday night's hostage incident.
An additional incident report showed Fraley was involved in a hit-and-run on his way to the bowling alley Tuesday. The incident happened at the Goose Creek Econo Lodge.
In bond court, Fraley apologized for his actions but said he believed the charges were incorrect. A magistrate denied him bond.
The alleged victim, who police say manages the bowling alley, declined comment after the bond hearing.