Armed Standoff in Gordon County Ends Peacefully With Arrest

February 13th, 2021 – 5:15 PM

Gordon County Sheriff’s Office –

Gordon Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports:

At about 2pm  February 13th, deputy sheriffs were dispatched to the vicinity of Craigtown Road / US Highway 41 north of Calhoun in response to multiple reports of an intoxicated, threatening man armed with a gun.

Deputies arrived within minutes whereupon the offender, subsequently identified as one George Barry Goodwin, age 64, of 2532 US Highway 41 NW, Calhoun, retreated inside a utility shed behind his home.

Goodwin, armed with a shotgun, kept the deputies at bay for some time until an experienced Sheriff’s Office crisis negotiator arrived on the scene.

The negotiator convinced Goodwin to surrender himself. He was taken into custody without further incident.

Deputies recovered the weapon with which Goodwin was armed. Goodwin was not injured during the incident and is lodged in the county jail.

He will face firearms related charges, and detectives are investigating reports that he threatened bystanders as well.

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