UPDATE: Armed suspect in Dodge County standoff identified

Law enforcement arrested a man Thursday afternoon after a standoff in Dodge County. US Marshals tried to serve him with a warrant and the armed man locked himself in his home.

UPDATE:

The man involved in the standoff has been identified as Robert Christopher Griffiths. 

It started around 8:15 at a home on Highway 126 near Quinton Rowland Road. That's near the Bleckley County line.

Dodge Sheriff Lynn Sheffield says that US Marshals tried to serve a warrant on Griffiths, but he barricaded himself inside.

The sheriff says Griffith's girlfriend ran out of the house and told officers he was armed.

Officers from Dodge and Laurens Counties and the US marshals surrounded the house for more than three hours until Griffiths agreed to surrender.

No one was injured during the standoff.

Sheffield says Griffiths was wanted on a Laurens County warrant for probation violation.

 

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UPDATE: We're told the suspect is in custody.

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Law enforcement officers are surrounding a home in Dodge County where a man barricaded himself in a home Thursday morning.

The home is located on Highway 126 near Quinton Rowland Road near the Bleckely County line.

Dodge Sheriff Lynn Sheffield told 13WMAZ that US Marshals were trying to serve a warrant on a man, but he retreated inside the home.

Sheffield said the man is armed.

A SWAT team is on the scene with officers from both Dodge and Laurens counties, but Sheffield says now they're just trying to wait the man out.

We have more on this story as it develops.

 

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