Johnson City

Police standoff in Johnson City now over

Police chief: Suspect refused to come out of home

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - UPDATE 11:50 a.m.: An all-night police standoff in Johnson City is over. Johnson City Police tell us the standoff started just after 9 p.m. Monday when officers were called to a home on Snowden Terrace to investigate a domestic dispute.

The standoff came to an end around 10:15 Tuesday morning. Johnson City police chief Mark Sirois says the suspect, Carson Garrett, surrendered peacefully at the home. Everyone inside of the home, including a 6-year-old, made it out safely.

"The victim fled from the home early on in the incident and went to a neighbors home," Sirois said. "She called 911 and of course he responded. The victim went back into the home at that time and that's when the standoff ensued."

The standoff began just around 9 p.m. Monday following a domestic dispute between Garrett and a female at the home.

Chief Sirois says the child inside the home is the female's son. Police aren't saying what led to the domestic dispute or if the victim was being held against her will.

Garrett is in police custody and is charged with aggravated domestic abuse and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Chief Sirois says Carson Garrett has a felony conviction in California. We are working to get more facts on the standoff and Garrett's criminal history.


A domestic disturbance in Johnson City has turned into an all night standoff with police.

Police chief Mark Sirois tells News 5 officers were called to a home on Snowden Terrace just after 9 p.m. Monday.

The chief says a man assaulted a woman at the home, and now both are refusing to come outside.

Officers have talked to them and tell us they are not sure why they won't come out.

Residents in the neighborhood are being told to use caution.

There have been no reports of injuries other than the initial report of the domestic dispute.

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