MCDUFFIE COUNTY, Ga. (WFXG) - The standoff that occurred in Tanyard Creek Subdivision off Cedar Rock Road in McDuffie County, Georgia on Sunday, June 9 has ended. It started after a domestic dispute between a man and his wife, authorities told FOX 54.
Chief Deputy Ronnie Williamson stated that around 4 a.m. Monday, June 10, the husband who is now identified as Johnathan Wooten was taken into custody without incident on Three Points Rd.
Wooten was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.
The McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office got a call about a disturbance between a man and woman earlier Sunday afternoon, according to Chief Deputy Ronnie Williamson. The man reportedly got his gun and fired a shot in the air after the couple got into a disagreement, Williamson said. Chief Deputy Williamson said the man did not point the gun at his wife.
At some point, the woman was able to leave the home and at this time, the man was inside by himself. The McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office and Columbia County Sheriff’s Office were on scene hoping to make contact with him to get this situation resolved safely, said Williamson. Officers with Georgia State Patrol were also on scene ensuring that the neighborhood was safe.
The incident is still under investigation and the sheriff’s office is reporting no injuries.