Police: Winston-Salem Man Arrested After Standoff

8:40 PM, Apr 4, 2013   |    comments
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Winston-Salem, NC -- Police arrested a Winston-Salem man after an hour-long standoff Thursday afternoon.

Officers responded to a home on Don Avenue around 5:15 p.m. in reference to a disturbance call. When officers arrived, they heard a gunshot come from inside the home just before a man climbed out of a bedroom window and ran from the house.

Police later learned that the man's father, Walter Louis Brown, was drunk and hiding from officers inside the home.

After Brown refused to cooperate with officers and come out of his house, the department's Special Weapons and Tactics team came to assist in the standoff.

Brown later came out of his home and surrendered without without incident.

Officers arrested and charged Brown with assault with a deadly weapon, communicating threats, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling.

He's being held in the Forsyth County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond.

No one was injured in the incident, but police did evacuate the area as a safety precaution.


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