According to the incident report, Lingerfelt told his sister he was going to leave with his 7-month-old daughter. However, the woman said the child had been placed in her care by the Department of Social Services while the department investigated Lingerfelt for "abuse and neglect," the newspaper reported.
At that point, Lingerfelt allegedly told his sister he was going to “punch her” in the mouth, the Sheriff’s Office said in its report.
Deputies were called to the scene, and after Lingerfelt admitted he cursed at his nephew and threatened his sister, he was arrested, The State reported.
The maximum penalty for a misdemeanor breach of peace in South Carolina is 30 days in jail and a $500 fine, the newspaper reported.