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Update: Johnson City police standoff with armed felon ends, man in custody

April 8th, 2014 8:38 am by Becky Campbell

Update: Johnson City police standoff with armed felon ends, man in custody

Booking photo of Carson Garrett (WCDC)

A 13-hour Johnson City police standoff with an armed convicted felon ended this morning when the man came out the residence off Watauga Road.

Police Chief Mark Sirois said Carson Garrett, 30, came out of the residence at 1225 Snowden Terrace around 10:15 a.m. Garrett, a convicted felon with a violent criminal past, was charged with aggravated domestic assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The victim, Jayna Davis, and her 6-year-old son, who had remained in the house throughout the standoff, had been escorted to a "secure location," Sirois said. Investigators had not determined whether Davis was held against will or exactly what the domestic situation involved.

"The victim fled from the home early in the incident and went to a neighbor's home," Sirois said, "and the neighbor called 911. The victim returned to her residence at that time."

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The chief said Garrett's felony conviction in California involved violence but he did not know specifics 

Sirois said police responded to a call just after 9 p.m. Monday regarding domestic violence between a man and a woman. The neighbor called in the incident after seeing the woman in distress.

Keep visiting JohnsonCityPress.com for details as they become available.

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Earlier report:

An overnight standoff between police and two people holed up in a residence on Snowden Terrace remained at a standstill this morning.

More than a dozen marked police cars as well as several unmarked vehicles were on the scene. Authorities have blocked off Snowden Terrace as well as Hughes Street, both of which run off Watauga Road. Officers have set up a command post at the scene, and an ambulance is on standby.

Johnson City Police Chief Mark Sirois said police responded to a call just after 9 p.m. Monday regarding domestic violence between a man and a woman. A neighbor called in the incident after seeing the woman in distress.

"When we arrived and officers began their investigation, it was determined that a female resident was assaulted by a male resident," Sirois said. "Both are in the residence and have been since that time."

Police had been in telephone contact with both the man and the woman, both of whom had refused to leave the house. A "very young child" also was in the residence, the chief said.

"We called out S.W.A.T., and we do that, we call out hostage negotiators," Sirois said, adding that he did not consider the standoff a hostage situation.

"We have reason to believe there are weapons involved," he said.

The man and woman were in a relationship, Sirois said, but he was not sure about their marital status.

Police had been in contact with residents in the neighborhood and were assisting them to and from their homes in travels to school and work, the chief said.

A Johnson City Press reporter and photographer are on the scene.

Keep checking JohnsonCityPress.com for more details on this developing story.


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