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Man arrested after standoff in Gordon County

December 9, 2020–11:45 a.m.


About 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, deputy sheriffs responded to a private residence in Long Pointe Subdivision in response to a 911 report of a man having had threatened his family with a firearm.

When deputies arrived, a woman and her children had fled from the residence.

She told the deputies that her husband had threatened them with a shotgun.

Deputies surrounded the house and attempted to make contact with the man inside by telephone.

After a brief stand-off, a deputy trained in crisis intervention negotiated by telephone with the man, convincing him to surrender to the officers.

This man, subsequently identified as one Carter Dudley Sills, age 60, of 150 Long Pointe Road, was taken into custody without further incident.

The firearm involved was recovered by investigating deputies.

No one was injured in the course of these events, and Sills is lodged in the county jail facing charges of Aggravated Assault, Cruelty To Children, and Pointing a Firearm At Others.