Tense standoff ends in Winder subdivision

- Barrow County deputies arrested a man following a tense stand-off Monday afternoon.

Investigators said the suspect, Joshua Smith, led deputies on a high-speed chase before crashing into the sign outside a subdivision in Winder.

Authorities said Smith then ran into a home on Gladiola Drive.

Deputies were able to get the residents out of the house, leaving the suspect alone inside.

A SWAT team arrived on scene and shot tear gas into the home

Smith eventually surrendered and deputies arrested him.

The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office said there were warrants for Smith’s arrest.

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