The McDuffie County Sheriff's Office came to a residence on Tanyard Creek Dr. for what Chief Deputy Ronnie Williamson called a family disturbance on June 9. Williamson said that the dispute occurred in the afternoon. Columbia County police officers, along with the Georgia State Patrol and McDuffie County EMS assisted the McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation.

Williamson said a husband and wife had a dispute and the husband fired shots into the air.  The wife was able to leave, but the husband, Johnathan Wooten, stayed inside. When deputies arrived to the residence, Williamson said they tried to get the man to come out. The standoff continued late into the night. During it, Williamson said  the man did not threaten the deputies.

At approximately 4:03 a.m. on Monday morning, in a press release, Williamson said deputies took Wooten into custody without incident on Three Points Road, in McDuffie County.

Wooten was transported to University Hospital McDuffie for evaluation. At this time, the incident is still under investigation and no one was injured during it.

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