“It was a domestic dispute that got out of control,” Deputy Chief Lonzo Roberson said. “He shot some guns and when officers arrived he barricaded himself in the garage. There were negotiations, and he finally came out after about an hour and a half.”
Robert Raymond, 30, of 5 Lindberg Drive, was arrested and charged with one count of making terroristic threats, according to officer Ryan Hutchins.
Police were called to the scene at about 3:30 p.m. and radioed for the SWAT team shortly after assessing the situation. Lindberg Drive was blocked at Roseway Circle during the standoff and officers deployed throughout the area.
The investigation was still ongoing late Monday, but Raymond reportedly set off fireworks from inside the tightly sealed garage and lit a garbage can on fire before finally surrendering. The Rome-Floyd County Fire Department assisted in securing the scene.
At one point police let Raymond’s frantically barking Doberman Pinscher out of the fenced yard, and the dog ran down the street to jump into an open patrol car and settle on the front seat.
Hutchins said Raymond was checked for smoke inhalation “from setting the garbage can on fire,” but nobody was injured during the incident.