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A Bonaire man is under arrest for firing shots at first responders in Warner Robins early Thursday night.

Shortly after responding to what authorities described as a "routine call" at 125 Galaxy Avenue in Warner Robins, EMTs had to make a call themselves for back-up.

Warner Robins Police spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh says 27-year-old James Daniel Curles, Jr. fired several shots at officers and emergency responders.

In all, an estimated 40 police and SWAT officers were on the scene before Curles was taken into custody and sent for evaluation at the Houston Medical Center.

Assistant Chief of Police John Wagner says"everyone's fine," even though multiple shots were fired from the residence between S. Houston Lake Road and Peach Blossom Blvd.

Houston County Sheriff's deputies assisted Warner Robins Police during the standoff. 13WMAZ's Wes Blankenship reported that an armored SWAT car was also on the scene.

By 8:15 p.m., a prisoner transport vehicle had left, along with most of the squad cars.

Investigators worked overnight to determine how many shotswere fired.

A press release from Warner Robins Police states Curles faces a list of charges:

  • 4 counts of aggravated assault on an officer
  • 2 counts of criminal interference with government property
  • criminal trespass/damage
  • 2 counts of criminal damage to property
  • possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime

Curles is now in the HoustonCounty jail.The case is still under investigation.

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