SWAT team called after man barricades himself inside Jonesborough home Sunday

Washington County Sheriff's Office

WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN (WJHL)- A man was arrested Sunday evening after barricading himself inside a Jonesborough home for ‘an extensive period of time’.

According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a call just after 2:30 Sunday afternoon related to a domestic situation on Old Turnpike Road in Jonesborough. 

When deputies got to the home they found the victim, and a witness on the front porch and were able to move them to a safe location.

However the suspect, identified by authorities as 48-year-old Michael Curtis, had barricaded himself inside the home with several firearms.

Deputies tried to get Curtis to communicate and come out of the home, but he refused to do so.

Hours later around 5:30p.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team and a hostage negotiator were called to the home. 

Curtis finally came out of the home and was arrested.

He now faces multiple charges including Aggravated Assault, Domestic and Evading Arrest. 

Curtis’s bond was set at $20,000 and he’s due in court Monday afternoon.

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