Armed standoff in PTC ends peacefully in arrest
A Peachtree City man surrendered at a home on Grenoble Road Monday afternoon after refusing to respond to officers attempting to serve a warrant for aggravated assault.
No shots were fired and nobody was hurt.
Lance Rashad Brooks is accused of pulling a gun on a acquaintance during an altercation on Feb. 16 after she confronted him about taking her medication.
Brooks, 26, of 110 Grenoble Road, was charged with aggravated assault-firearm and simple battery, according to police reports. Investigators had been searching for Brooks in relation to a Feb. 16 incident where he produced a handgun during an altercation, according to Peachtree City Police spokesman Mark Brown.
Brown said officers on Feb. 18 arrived at Brooks’ residence at 110 Grenoble Road and also went to 117 Grenoble Road in an effort to locate him. Officers found Brooks several doors down at 117 Grenoble Road but he refused to come out of the house.
Brown said the department’s Special Response Team was activated since officers believed someone else was inside the residence. Negotiators after several hours were able to talk Brooks into surrendering, Brown said.
Officers also arrested 31-year-old Holly Lloyd at 117 Grenoble Road on charges of obstruction, Brown said.
In the incident leading up to the confrontation, officers on Feb. 16 were called to a Pacers Walk residence about a theft.
The woman at the residence told officers she believed that Brooks had taken Xanax pills from her home. The woman told officers the medication was not where she left it, though she found it next to the couch where Brooks was sitting and moved it back to her bedroom. Later in the evening the medication went missing again and it was then that she confronted Brooks.
The woman said Brooks pulled up his shirt to reveal a handgun. The two began to wrestle, with Brooks subsequently pulling the gun and placing it against her chest, reports said.
Though he acted as if he would shoot her, the woman said she had known Brooks for several year and did not believe he would shoot her. She said Brooks left her home after the incident but returned later. His return prompted her call to police, according to reports.
Other witnesses present at the residence said that Brooks “got violent” with the victim and confirmed that Brooks had produced a silver handgun with a wooden handle, reports said. A second witness also substantiated what the others had said, though she appeared to be intoxicated, according to reports.
Another officer on Feb. 16 went to Brooks’ Grenoble Road address but was unable to locate him there, reports said.